in reply to Re: PM Leveling Guide.
in thread PM Leveling Guide.

they are by default displayed in increasing order of posting time, and the readers may get bored before reading all replies.

If you do come late, reply to the first post (making some comment about it so it seems like its in the right place) and add something intelligent. This puts your post higher up and more likely to be seen.

OTOH, if people don't check how many votes they use versus how many they have, PM scores bottom post first so the top votes may not be counted. So, the later posts in more recent threads may have a better chance of being hit by Votebots.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: PM Leveling Guide.
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Mar 04, 2015 at 19:47 UTC

    And avoid "Re^4" or deeper replies because, with PM defaults, you have to click again to see them and many people are too lazy to do that.

    To illustrate, notice that this reply is "Re^3" and so may receive stray up-votes from those who "blanket vote" all replies to a node in a single go, without the bother of having to click again to see deeply nested replies.

    BTW, avoiding deeply nested replies appears to be a speciality of sundialsvc4.

Re^3: PM Leveling Guide.
by ambrus (Abbot) on Mar 04, 2015 at 20:28 UTC

    That could work perhaps. If your reply isn't clearly related to its parent, people may assume you've replied to the wrong node by mistake (newbies keep doing that because they can't find the big "Comment on" link for the post, only the small "reply" link next to replies), and then the janitors might reparent it. The reply might still stay in its place long enough for this trick to work.