I seem to recall readiing that topic-maps are not generated until at least one reply occurs. So, perhaps I am making a different request, asking for advice to embed a widget with a similar set of summary information that could be embedded off-site.
Why?, I desire to embed comments on off-site pages with limited space. Rather than the current embedding option that shows a list of comments, I feel these topic-maps are efficient summaries of discussion.
My goal would be a widget that looks something like:
Discuss this post at discourse.example.com