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When there are too many comments on a given answer the overflow is hidden which is quite understandable and great UI behaviour. However, those comments that are in view are not always in chronological order. This would not matter if all comments were directed at the answer but however; individuals comment on comments (meta-commenting) so that it reads like a conversation from top to bottom. The current strategy used doesn't guarantee that the happens-before comment will be seen in correct order.

I leave it to the meta-authorities to discuss if this is worth discussing (aka meta-discussing).

I should also add that comments show up in chronological order when you choose show all comments.

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They are in chronological order, but there are comments that are between them. –  Brad Gilbert Nov 13 '09 at 20:58

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They are ordered chronologically -- look again!

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This is by design, they are shown ordered by votes until you expand it

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They are not ordered by votes. They are ordered chronologically. The ones without votes are hidden. –  Ladybug Killer Nov 13 '09 at 21:28

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