Right now, the Kinja commenting system is as such:

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Commenter A: Comment

Commenter B: Reply to Commenter A

Commenter A: Reply to Commenter B

Commenter C: Reply to Commenter A

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But wait: If context clues don’t help, how do you know which of Commenter A’s comments did Commenter C reply to?

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I think it should be like Reddit: each reply creates a sub-menu under any given commenter, separated by thin vertical bars

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Commenter A: Comment

—>Commenter B: Reply to Commenter A

——> Commenter A: Reply to Commenter B

—> Commenter C: Reply to Commenter A

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Here you know that C replied to A’s original comment, not his reply to B

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The only drawback: If it's just an ongoing conversation between two people, the bars will continue to push it far over to the right, thus restricting horizontal space to write.

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