Is it possible to configure Discourse communities such that replies that fork a conversation only show once and then not the second time at the bottom of a thread as what I would call a stray comment?
The best example I know of to demonstrate what I call a better format is Facebook Groups. When a single conversation becomes forked you only see replies under the comment\reply where they were added.
In this example from a Facebook group you see the main topic that has 5 hidden comments and you can see where someone forked the conversation and there are 3 Replies in that fork.
You will only see those 3 replies there where as it appears the default method with Discourse is to put a second stray copy in the bottom of the main thread.