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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2021-09-05T17:59:53Z (about 1 year ago)
I agree that someone who asks for the comments should see the comments, especially with the "collapse" control.

Very occasionally here (so far; this happened often on some sites Someplace Else), there will be a very long comment thread, by which I mean 20+.  Over there we sometimes saw 100+ comments on a post.  This led us to think about a middle ground -- show the first five and make it easy to get to the rest.

"Get to the rest" still involves going to a separate page, though, which is not ideal if you need other context on the page (other comment threads or answers).  Would it be better to still show the first N (maybe 5 is the wrong N; that can be changed if so) and then have a "show rest" control that loads them right there on the page?  We still want the separate thread page for certain linking scenarios, but it seems that most people want to interact with comments right there on the page, and we should make that easier.  The question is: all at once, even if that's a firehose, or a progressive approach that still requires a second click but doesn't make you go to another page?

Somebody is working on a change for better in-page comments right now, so this is a great time to weigh in on this question.