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Changing comment display?
Specifically, I was surprised to find that when changing the comment display parameters (e.g., threshold, nesting, ordering) of a displayed article, the resulting page does not display the original article; the comments are shown as requested, but the initial paragraph is not drawn. I first noticed this switching to a nested display on a recent Slashdot article, but some quick testing revealed that the behavior is consistent across various sites and browsers. Clearly, this is a systemic condition.
Is this a deliberate choice? Is there some reason to prefer this approach to one that allows a user to display the entire article with the comments organized as he/she chooses? From where I sit, I don't see why one would, but I was interested to hear what the community thought before submitting a bug report/patch. What do you think?