I think it would make sense to see comments in-line with diary entries. This seems a bit obvious, no?
Right now, one has to go to the diary entry page, which breaks the flow of the document and occasionally messes up navigation in the diary entries, forcing one to start at the top again.
And I seem to be losing the thread of a diary entry. Was something put into a message? Or into a comment? And what is the difference between a reply to an entry and a comment on an entry? Is the difference here important enough that there seems to be separate UI for these?
Why does this seem to be more complicated than it needs to be. The UI for reading a list of threaded discussions, even date-ordered discussions, seems to be something that has been done. So, why are we doing this differently and in an unnecessarily complex way?
If I could get the diary in mbox format, a mail reader would be a much more convenient way to reading this. Is that possible? Or does one have to go through this web UI?