I’m going to side with Martin on the reply vs. comment discussion. If you’re an avid RSS-feed reader, I don’t see how you could want it any other way. Ryan said at the last WNP that he was a cave man when it comes to RSS. So, maybe this should be put up to a vote (RSS feed users versus non-RSS feed users).
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of having all replies to a post in one place, but that means I’d have to sacrifice the ability to stay on top of all posts and replies easily in my feed reader. When I only have so much time in the day to read posts and replies, every little second counts.
I vote for replies as posts until we get the forum software that Marsh and Martin are talking about.
Maybe there’s a way to use “labels” (you can assign a label to a post as you’re writing it). See how I’ve assigned the label “one topic per post” to this reply? You type “one topic per post” in the upper left-hand box in the main window, hit “search blog”, and voila: all the entries relating to that particular topic in one location.
I’m open to other suggestions, too, such as the email alerts. How does that work? Tell us, oh Master Marsh!
Oh, and I also agree with Martin (and duly note) that I shouldn’t have had a 1-4 list of observations. It should have been 4 separate entries.