It would seem that WordPress has been messing about with the Port-swiller template of late.  Among other things, it seems to have changed the format of the comment threads so that they are now rolling instead of linear.

I wouldn’t much care about this, except that it now seems in at least two recent posts I can’t respond to a second or third tier comment. (This when I’m trying to be better about responding to all observations.)

Could I trespass on my fellow port-swillers’ time and ask you to tack a few comments to this post (say whatever you like), just so I can get a better idea of what’s going on?