I absolutely love Smashing Magazine for the brilliant articles and helpful advice. But one thing that I have noticed about their articles is that they keep all the comments on one page (same page as the content) which makes for an extremely long page. Does this tactic of keeping all the comments on one page instead of having multiple pages of comments turn off readers with how long it makes the page? Or am I missing something important and this is actually a good technique?
Also I have noticed that they keep the "new comment" section all the way at the bottom of the page. Does this discourage readers from commenting on the certain article?
I don't mean to rip on Smashing Magazine because I love their content and I know a lot of other article websites do this as well, but they are the best example I could come up with.