At http://idahofallz.com we are trying to create a more 'conversational' interface.
We've got the 'recent comments' script, but people have said it does them little good since the comments are out of context from the original posts.
Obviously comments pertinent to a particular post appear on a post's page.
How does one make comments appear on the front page (in The Loop) immediately below each post?
Better yet, how does one make comment excerpts (which are each linked to the full comment on the dedicated post page) appear on the front page immediately below each post?
So visitors would see:
Post (blah blah blah)
Comments made about this post:
* Comment 1 (blah blah blah ...)
* Comment 2 (blah blah blah ...)
* Comment 3 (blah blah blah ...)
In this way, we can skim the reactions to posts without having to go to each page to see all the comments (which does not happen all that often).
I have tried several searches over several weeks now in the codex, support forums, across the web. It seems so obvious a design that I am sure someone has done this, but I keep getting nothing in my searches.