I used the search and also google before posting this question, so I hope it isn't some obvious glitch that I'm overlooking.
It appears that wordpress is counting all the comments I receive as a single tally, so that when someone adds a comment to an individual post on my blog, the numbering is increased for the blog in total as opposed to that single post.
For example: the first comment on an old post may be #14. If I then create an entirely different new entry and someone comments, then that first comment in this new entry will be registered as comment #15.
What I need help on is fixing it so that each post keeps its own tally of comments without affecting the rest of the blog. I hope this is clear enough and it hasn't been already asked a million times.
Also, if I delete a comment, the numbering does not reset. The next posted comment will skip the deleted number leaving an odd gap.
Thanks in advance!