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I've just read through a question on here that has a series of comments, actually a lot of comments. Because there isn't a thread mechanism on here (or StackOverflow), user's have to resort to the Twitter @person format which IMO isn't as good a solution as good old threads.

I know that StackOverflow isn't supposed to encourage threads but what we've got is users resorting to the only way to identify what/who they are replying to.

Cheers, Rob.

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there's a greasemonkey script for this, link anyone? –  jmfsg Apr 14 '10 at 0:16
    
    
not surprised it's a comment but i did do a search on "threads" and nothing showed up –  user131750 Apr 18 '10 at 17:28
    
and how does one find the "exact duplicate"?? –  user131750 Apr 18 '10 at 17:28
    
+1 for asking a question that needs to be asked. I don't see why it should be downvoted, even though the feature request would be denied. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 19 '12 at 19:30

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No threads for me thanks. Comments are comments. If you're having a discussion in comments you're doing it wrong.

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Yea, discussions are for communities. There is no community here. –  dlux Apr 14 '10 at 1:24
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That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying it's outside of scope and detracts from the purpose of the site. –  Josh K Apr 14 '10 at 1:28
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The community is in the chat room :-) and by a fantastic coincidence, each site's chat room is also where extended "comment discussions" should take place. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 19 '12 at 19:32
    
Discussions in comments are 100% fine, as long as the results of the discussion get merged into the answer and then the discussion is deleted. –  endolith May 24 at 15:51

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