Sniff. I’ve always really liked popups for comments, even though Mark and Mark both seem less than fond of anything opening in a new window of any size. It just seems to work with the flow of a weblog’s main page: read an entry, pop up the comments, maybe add one, close the comments and read the next entry, repeat.
Still, having popup comment links means that people will link to that url, and then other people will follow that link, getting content intended for a popup in their full browser window, wondering how to get anywhere from there, and next thing you know an anonymous Wonder Chicken is emailing you to say that he followed a link from Golby’s blog to yours, and was shocked at what he found (no link back to the main page, in this case). Emails the other way around come every few minutes (“I followed a link from your page to something called PageCount, and I was shocked!”), but this time I thought I’d better listen. So now my comment links and TrackBack links lead to anchors in the individual entry archive page, and you can safely link to anything you like, be it the start of the comments, the start of the TrackBack listing, an individual TrackBack or an individual comment. Sniff. But if you want to take away my popup blogroll in a go-cup with its links that open in new windows, you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers.