If you’d like to comment on the change I’ve made to the Recent Comments section of the side bar, this is where you’d do that.
I got a couple of emails over the last year asking for a return to showing which posts had recent comments rather than a list of recent comments. The argument goes that if I get 20 comments on one post, no other posts are shown. I can respect that reasoning.
I changed the plug-in that I use to display recent comments when I changed the theme of the site. It doesn’t have that same option, but it does have a ‘group comments by post’ option. So I chose that option and chose to show a max of 1 comment per post. So now you get to see the post title, whomever posted the last comment, and the date posted. Should I change that to time? Or both date and time?
Also I increase the number of recent comments to show from 20 to 30. I’m not sure how this works. If the 30 most recent comments are on one post, would it only show that one? As I write this, it’s showing 18 posts. I don’t know how it comes up with that.
Personally, I think it’s hard to read. My formatting options are somewhat limited though.