I've spent the last half hour with the search on this site and with Google, unsuccessfully trying to find anyone else asking this question.
When threading is enabled in 2.7, is there a plan to enable the sorting of the comments list in in the admin to match the order in which they appear on the public site? I maintain a blog that gets around 100 comments each day on multiple posts. The blog authors would like to use the cool new 2.7 features and reply to comments from the admin, but because the comments are displayed strictly in chronological order and it's not possible to easily see which comments are linked to which other comments as replies, the authors have decided it's less confusing to reply from the public side.
Although I seem to be the only person wondering why this functionality isn't in the core, are there plans to allow the admin comments list to display in the same order as on the public site when threading is enabled? If not, could this be done with a plugin?