From the feature page, a visitor will be shown a list of the various top-level comments that have been posted. When they click on the title of the comment, they will go to a page with the full text of the comment and a tree of any discussions related to that article. An arrow will display on the tree where the current comment is located. The user can click on the other comments in the tree to read them as well.
When viewing a comment, the following will be displayed:
If the author of the comment was not anonymous, a link on their name will take the visitor to a list of all their article comments
A link back to the original article
A link for the visitor to add their own comment to the article
A link for the visitor to add a reply to this comment
A link for the visitor to alert the editor if an offensive comment has been posted.
If there are other comments on the article, navigation links will be shown to go to the previous and next comments, and the total number of comments is displayed as well.
Unlike product reviews, users do not have access generally to edit their comments. The tree structure of comments makes it difficult to remove comments that have replies, so editing is disallowed to prevent issues.