Make Comments Threaded Or Flat
By default, all comments will be flat. This is due to a slight performance hit that is encountered when threading comments vs displaying them in a flat list. You can toggle the functionality with Portal.properties however.
Setting the property #
To change the display to threaded instead of flat, override the following setting in portal.properties.
## ## Discussion Tag Library ## # # Set the thread view for discussion comments. This will affect Blogs, # Document Library, and other portlets that use the Discussion tag library # to provide comments. Set the value to "flat" to paginate comments. Set the # value to "combination" to show all comments in one page along with a tree # view of the comments. # #discussion.thread.view=combination discussion.thread.view=flat
The downside of using the combination (threaded) view, is that the replies are not paginated. If there are only a few comments this isn't a bad thing, but if you have hundreds of comments the threaded view could scroll for pages at a time.