Comment sorting idea for news

Posted Oct 03, 2012 at 8:26 pm in Threads > Opinions

Taylor and friends, I’ve been a lurker on Reddit for a long time, and one thing i like is being able to read the ‘most popular’ comments so i can quickly contribute or read what people are saying in the top 10 or so feeds, and move on.

Conversely on Facebook i hated the ‘most popular on top’ option, and instead read my facebook timeline in chronological order.

I like the sidebar on the front page for the highlights of popular topics, could you give us options to sort comments and/or just put the most popular 4-5 comments on top of the feed of any particular story?