We've changed our format to get the benefit of new features such as label lists, slideshows, subscription links etc. Teams of programmers are working flat out to restore the old comments (2003-2004). Such is their awesome programming ability that they are quite likely to resort to copying and pasting. One way or another the old comments will be back, they have not been lost. If you want to see what this used to look like, the short story competition pages are still in the old format.