@jejacks0n said (in answer to a comment under a post ostensibly about something else):
> @jasnie @galaxim, yeah, that's an interesting conundrum that you bring up. There's a few ways this could be handled and we'll talk about it as a team and see what we can come up with, and if this is even something that we'd want to limit.
> But in general, as we polish up the existing functionality, things like this might come to a natural resolution. We're actively working on a notification system to alleviate the pollution of your friends stream (e.g. someone followed you), and can adjust the existing functionality to put a notification in there if someone other than a friend mentions you, so you would see that it happened, but it wouldn't feel like a heavy handed email notification. Thoughts?
> We're still in an infancy stage, and Ello will grow out of some of those pains naturally. It's just really great to see cool contributions like this, and the thoughts that they invoke for how it can be improved.
To which I reply:
Jeremy, one of the subtle issues around Ello at the moment is the impossibility of commenting on a comment. The paragraph above of yours that I have just reposted was a comment in a thread that was actually about a list of writers on Ello that @jasnie had thoughtfully compiled. I didn't want to take the comments there off in a different direction for two reasons: 1. its rude to @jasnie to use the comments on a very nice and useful post to talk about something else; and 2. who would find the discussion about functionality anyway, since it is halfway down the comments about a post on authors?
So I have broken it out and reposted it in order to coment on it. More useful, in the longish run, might be the ability to nest comments about your comment under your comment. Even better would be a more imaginative solution to make it possible to break a comment and all its answers out from wherever they are hiding and reconfigure them as a post. Or a cleverer than ever use of tags...