As some of our readers have noted, for posts with a large number of comments, some of the readers’ comments end up in weird places and are hard to follow.  As many of you know, I’m an unfrozen caveman lawyer and I don’t know a lot about those internets.  And our webmaster is currently deployed to Afghanistan.  So I’m not sure this is the right fix, but in an effort to bring more order to the comments, I’ve turned off the nesting feature.  I think that this will result in each new comment going to the end of the thread.  We’ll see if it actually works out that way.

As always, we value the feedback and we welcome suggestions to make the site more user friendly.

14 Responses to “Change to comments”

  1. Norbrook says:

    What I noticed was that the nesting feature had hiccups – there were several times I hit “reply” to a comment, and it ended up as a separate one – usually in a weird place.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you change the comment feature to censor snarky comments made by government hacks?

  3. publius says:

    Like this one?

    “Bill Knustlers in uniform are a touchy, hypocritical bunch. Free speech for me (and my client), but not for thee.”

  4. TDC says:

    Why not ban trial counsel from commenting altogether? This blog is not for them. (It means NO MORE anonymous comments!)

  5. Dwight Sullivan says:

    Anon 1110 — if we banned snarky comments from government hacks, then in fairness we’d have to ban snarky comments from defense hacks and there would be no content left.

  6. TDC? says:

    Didn’t see the defense hack only sign at the gate. Still confused about complaints regarding anonymous posters made by other anonymous posters. Snark and all, this blog may be the best of all time. It’s better than Cats, I will see again again and again. Keep up the great work Col S!

  7. Anon says:

    TDC, with that moniker you are anonymous. The irony is thick. I think everyone realizes this is a defense hack website.

  8. Socrates says:

    For balance, I found a great website for government hacks:


  9. Rob A says:

    These “internets” you speak of, will they be used for good or evil???

    Your pal,


  10. Norbrook says:

    TDC? 2004 – Any time I see “hack” and “cats” in the same paragraph, a totally different picture comes to mind.

    Back on subject, I think the comment nesting feature was what was causing the problem with comments being inserted out of order. It seemed to be a hit-or-miss whether the feature worked, and if it didn’t, it’d insert a “reply to” in another place.

  11. Southern DC says:

    Anon 927: where’s the beef?

  12. Brian le chien says:

    Ok, so this site has a (forgiveable) defense tilt. If that’s the price for the great posts and the above average comments (for blogs anyway), I can live with that.

    What is more irksome is the unballanced Navy presence!!! (Even more irksome given that the Navy barely even bothers to try GCMs anymore).

    (Of course, us other services have only ourselves to blame).

  13. mikeyes says:

    Nothing wrong with a Navy presence (even though I spent the vast majority of my time in the Army, my first two years of active duty were at NAS Jax), they did have the best JAG show and they have the best uniforms, all 27 or so of them ;’]

  14. Anon says:

    Another great government website