I'm sure many hubski users are familiar with reddit's method of expanding or collapsing comment threads. Considering that hubski has the same basic setup for threads, I was surprised to find that there doesn't appear to be any way to collapse them! then I thought there might be a reason, and not just oversight or technical inability or something.
So, is there a reason? I've been thinking about it, and it seems like not having collapsible comment threads has its barbs and its petals, so to speak. On the plus side, it will introduce a sort of physicality to the threads which can't be got around- popular things to talk about/debate will necessarily take up more of the page and (presumably) garner more of the attention. On the minus side (?), it means that if something is particularly popular, other responses are less likely to be viewed. I haven't been here long, but it seems like the thread isn't sorted by popularity. Maybe there are filters I'm not seeing? Anyways, if your comment already has 500 responses by the time I come along with a different perspective, my perspective will now take up 1/500th of the screen space that yours does (or the children of yours). Not sure if there's a way to get around this/if one would even want to get around it. Just spitballing.
Anyways, what do you think? Or is there a way to expand/contract that I didn't know?