An upgrade overnight has seen the introduction of “real” threaded comments on Digg.
The new comment system includes proper tiering, response per comment and improved visual navigation.
The upgrade did not roll out without a hitch, Digg founder Kevin Rose posted that the new upgrade caused an outage and that at least temporarily, Digg was rolled back to its pre-upgraded form.
Potium reports that after initially offering hidden thread replies, the feature has apparently now been dropped with all comments being immediately viewable.
Threaded comments done properly, work well. Anyone who has tried to read the thread at Slashdot knows how difficult reading threaded comments can be. The Digg take on real threaded comments appears to deliver results that are accessible, easy to read and follow.