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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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marked as duplicate by Adam Davis, Shog9, John Rudy, Ether, Jon Seigel Apr 14 '10 at 3:00

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there's a greasemonkey script for this, link anyone? – juanformoso Apr 14 '10 at 0:16
balpha is da man: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/43055/… – Shog9 Apr 14 '10 at 0:30
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
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
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 '14 at 15:51

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