Oh, Enlightened Ones
I like to look at the existing replies to a node before I even attempt to answer it in case the contribution I could make has already been made.
However, when I load the page with the complete thread of original post and its existing replies, I lose the 'Offer your reply' link on the original post. This means, if I want to reply to the original post and not reply to a sub-thread, I have to go back to the page from whence I have just come.
Is it possible to have the 'Offer your reply' tag on the node page along with the rest? Or is there some meaning in having it as it is that I am too thick to figure out?