We still have a little confusion on posting of comments on the website.
Any commentor can start a new thread on any page/post by going all the way to the bottom of the page. Sometimes that is a long way down (i.e. Sand Box Page, Reader Alerts etc) but if you are on a laptop or deck top computer (that rules out Gridbird) you can hit your ‘end’ key and it will take you to the bottom of the page.
To Summarize–It is NOT necessary to alway just do a ‘reply’–by going to the end of the page you can have your post show up on the top of the comment section.