Essentially, I plan on operating a Multisite installation with two children blogs, /brett/ and /lucy/. I plan on having whatever is written on these two blogs to appear on the main blog.
I have found two ways to effectively do this. The first is by aggravation by RSS. Particularly by using FeedWordPress. The issue with this is that it relies on RSS to grab information internally, which is inefficient.
The other is using WordPress MU Sitewide Tags Pages. This seems to work fine, but seems to share a similar issue with the first. That is, it doesn't show a comment number for the original post.
While I know that people might say, you don't need it, that they'll notice when they click on the post. I disagree, I think many readers will read the post on the main site, and see that it says "Comments Off" for the blog, and leave it at that.
Back in a thread someone stated
<span class="comments-link"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>#respond">Leave a Comment</a></span> would be a way around this. Is it possible, however, to display the number of comments on the posts to appear on the main page? If if you click the comment number (e.g 5 Comments) on the mainpage it'll direct you to that posts' comments; so for example /brett/DDMMYY/Hello-World/#respond, etc?
I've seen that there's a lot of demand for something like this from browsing the internet time and time again.