I thought my luck was too good to be true, with MT 2.6 not coming out on the usual Wednesday night, when I work until 8, and then I’m in no shape to be installing and testing a new toy. My luck just ran out, when I came across MTThreadedComments, a brilliant plugin + patch from Alexei Kosut that gives you threaded comments from Movable Type. I want it, I want it so bad I can taste it, but just this once I’m going to be smart and hold off until I’ve got the time to think it through and do it right, rather than just slap it in and then think about what I should have done.
I’m not quite sure about not having a comments form on the individual archive page: I don’t want to provide a link straight to a form from the main page, because commenting without reading the existing comments just isn’t proper, but having to go from the main page, to the entry page, to the comment form page, when there aren’t any comments yet, seems a bit annoying. So I’m thinking a form to reply at the root level on the individual entry page, with links to reply to individual comments. And I’ll have to figure out how to hack in replies to TrackBacks, too, since they’re just comments, and even though it seems a bit silly sometimes I do reply to them in my own comments. Mmmm. Pretty fun new shiny toy. Thanks, Alexei!