Close observers of FrontBurner have already noted that the presentation of comments has been altered somewhat. Now the comments with the most up-votes (the most readers having hit that little green thumbs-up button) will move to the top of the comment display. We’ve added down-voting as well (the red thumbs-down symbol) as a way for you to express your displeasure of a particular comment.
Unfortunately what we didn’t realize when we made the change was that our commenting platform, Gigya, apparently also ties this to reversing the chronological order in which comments appear. Now the most recent comments are appearing on top. We’re looking into whether we can enable the prioritization of up-voted comments while otherwise displaying comments down the page from oldest to newest. At the moment, it’s an either/or situation.
In the meanwhile, feel free to let me know what you think.