Well, I was getting tired of the old template anyway. I thought I would upgrade to one of the latest wizzy free templates in hope of fixing the embedded comment box problem as well on the fly, but to no avail.
So I give up. It is going to have to be pop up comment boxes from now on.
Looks like this is a problem smeared all over the net, but if I wait for Google to come up with a fix I'll probably die of old age first.
Anyway no more of me droning on about how crap this is. (Thank God I hear you say).
A cidery Xmas lament is in the making