Another comment-related question...
I do have a database backup, BUT ... I did delete the wp_commentmeta table believing it to be a spam-filled Akistmet file. Everything there seemed to have been logged by Akismet -- and just spam comments (that I saw). The table was huge. That's why I deleted it since we no longer use Akismet.
My question: is wp_commentmeta a necessity? Or can we leave it "dropped"?
The site seems to be working just fine. I was able to post a test comment and all. Just unsure if the "subscribe to comments" plugin is working, as I can't test it without accessing the edit-comments.php file (currently unavailable -- due to a whole other issue -- as per my previous WP Forum post).
Any assistance/suggestion would be much appreciated.