Many years' worth of comments on my Yahoo Small Business-hosted blog and in my WordPress dashboard have vanished, and the notification emails about new comments are arriving blank.
The last non-blank comment that I received an email notification for was June 26, 2014, at 2:14 a.m.:
A new comment on the post "Summer reading and home library suggestions from the ALSC" is waiting for your approval
Author : Loughlin (IP: 22.214.171.124 , 126.96.36.199)
E-mail : BabineMartella095@aol.com
URL : http://BLogg.ResIa.se/2012/09/18/sydafrika-rovos-rail/
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/188.8.131.52
[Blah, blah, blah -- the comment was actually spam, but it was still a step up from what followed.]
The next comment that I received notification for, at 8:01 p.m. that same day, was blank:
A new comment on the post "Bigger than a book: my new, (no longer!) secret project" is waiting for your approval
Author : (IP: , )
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/
I'm at a loss as to how to fix this -- how to recover my old comments and regain the ability to moderate new ones.
Can any of you please help?