I find comment hierarchies confusing… on this blog, I put all my replies in the one main comments place by writing in the main reply box right at the bottom. But I notice now that each individual comment has a little ‘reply’ link under it. (How long has it been there?)
Now I’m wondering if folks get my replies when I’m not hitting the individual reply links? Would that nix the usual method of doing a big ‘answer everybody’ comment such as “Aaron — I hear you; Beth — still laughing!”?
DeviantArt does something similar, and it catches me out every time. I dash off a reply and then realize it will never get in that person’s inbox.
More scrabbling about in the WordPress helpfile coming up…