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  • I think this is deliberate.

    From my point of view, anyone who gets that far has already read the story. So if they change their comment-view, why would they want the story's text to take up screen space.

    I wonder what the ratio is for people who are logged in, and have changed their comment settings - how often do they temporarily change their view when reading a story??

    Me personally, not all that often. But it depends on the story, and the site's layout.

    lottadot []
    • by digifish (4322) on Monday September 30 2002, @08:41PM (#5342)
      I'm sure you're right about deciding not to redisplay the main article to avoid repetition. I am less clear, however, on the real benefit to that; given the numerous posts on many articles, whatever efficiencies may be gained are lost in the noise of the endless scrolling required to view the comments.

      In other words, you wind up trading something that you MIGHT want for something that doesn't do you any good anyway. Personally, I'd say it would be better at least to have the option to preserve the article display when reformatting.