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    Why don't most blogs have a "reply" feature?

    Why don't the comment sections of most blogs have a "reply" feature?

    I'm not asking because I necessarily feel there should be one but rather as a website developer, I'm curious if this is something I should incorporate into my company site's blog.

    The other day, someone in my company had mentioned it would be great if we had a "reply" link on each comment, similar to how youtube set thier comments section up. I didn't give a yes or no answer because I honestly wasn't sure if there's a legitimate reason why most blogs don't do replies.

    Is there perhaps a concern replies lead to too much back-and-forth arguing? Just curious.

    Thanks.

    -Goalie35

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    Maybe you should try to google for "reply to comment".

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    It could be to keep spammers away.

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    coz u have to install specific plugin for it - Threaded Comment.

    So, most of the blogger have no time for it or just does not want to waste time for it although personally i think it is important to encourage participation among readers.

    That's why i have it in my blog (n_n)

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    Threaded comments take more overhead than a linear structure and most developers don't want to deal with the added functionality.


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