Thanks to DaddyPig for bringing this to my attention. CiF commenter “Kale” has come up with an add-on for Guardian comments that can be used to view the comments in different ways. You may find it useful if the nesting is doing your head in.
Here are links (supplied by DaddyPig)
i’ve been playing with it for a few minutes and it looks useful. Here are some screen shots.
This option allows us to see the comments, still using the nested form, but collapsing the nests. Easier on the eye. The blog is more manageable and you can open up individual nests if you want to.
If you click on the blue + sign (top right – under the options) you get the view that we are becoming used to. All the nests are open. You can collapse individual nests if you want to.
Finally you can choose to view the comments by time stamp (in chronological order). This would be my preferred option if everyone were using the add-on. But they aren’t yet and as a result the comments don’t make much sense because the Guardian doesn’t time stamp replies and it’s hard to work out who people are replying to. If you use the add on, when you reply the comment contains a link to the original comment you have replied to – much like they used to in the olden days. If you look at my second comment in this screen shot you will see that it links to DaddyPig’s comment about the add-ons.
Kudos to Kale for this and thanks to DP for bringing it to my attention.