Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Possible Duplicates:
Can we have threaded comments on answer comments?
Greasemonkey script for displaying threaded comments

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.

share|improve this question

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
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

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

share|improve this answer
3  
Yea, discussions are for communities. There is no community here. – dlux Apr 14 '10 at 1:24
2  
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
1  
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .