When a question / answer on SO has more than 5 comments, the additional comments are hidden on page load. One has to click on the "add / show X more comments" link to display them.

Since I have a very high screen height (1200px), I would like it more if all the comments were visible from the beginning. I don't mind scrolling that much.

Is there something that can be done to make the comments visible from the beginning? Otherwise, this is a feature request.

  • What I find annoying is the that it doesn't show the first 5, it shows some,which I assume are in order, read them (sometimes they don't make sense) and then expand and re-read
    – Trufa
    Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 19:43
  • @Trufa It shows the first five by default unless there are upvoted comments. At which point, it prioritizes by the top 5 rated comments, ordered by their chronological sorting.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 19:47
  • @Grace Note, Thank you! I had never understood what was it doing, I still find this annoying :) but at least it makes a little more sense.
    – Trufa
    Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 19:55
  • For a single, specific answer: Auto expand comments of specific answer when browsing directly to that answer. (Yes, please!)
    – Arjan
    Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 20:11
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/308426/… (as this FR might be part of a possible future workaround). Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 4:39


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