@Drewc - Re: Oh look... @diodesign
Oddly, I've just looked at the Latest Topic column and I can't see it there. Possibly because someone has created *another* topic which is even newer.
And why should I have to look at an individual forum to try to find a topic instead of just clicking on a "Enter your comment" box at the bottom of the article I'm reading?
I guess you are missing my point (or being deliberately obtuse), so let me spell it out for you as you request:
El Reg is deliberately putting barriers in people's way, making it difficult for them to comment on articles for no good reason other than, it seems to try to force them to use the forums instead of the regular comments.
Why this should be necessary when the current system has been working perfectly well , I don't know. Perhaps you can spell it out for me.