An issue I find in the triology sites is that the earliest comments appear at the top. I think having the latest comments appear at the top instead is a much better solution, namely because:
- Early comments may refer to a question that has since been modified, making them redundant. (See this StackOveflow question.)
- Latest feedback would appear instantly and would not be hidden by default. (There would be no need to press the "add/show n more comments" link to view the latest feedback).
- The earliest comments will tend to be the most upvoted comments, further displacing later ones, as these are the most visible. (See this StackOverflow answer.)
I agree that the most "upvoted" comments should be displayed at the top.
My request is that latest comments get shown at the top, not at the bottom.
Update: As has been pointed out in the earliest comments, this would disrupt the natural reading order. I feel strongly that a system similar to mine should be adopted, but I can see the problems it would pose. An ideal solution would be to displaying the most upvoted and latest comments at the top at first, which expands to be in natural reading order once the "add/show n more comments".