The comments are where the thoughts of the people are. I value them perhaps more than original writings.
The comments are a rabbit hole (I can’t resist going down) as well as a goldmine.
Sometimes the comments are even better than the article.
They also provide a place to write a short piece of one’s own, to add context to the article without having to write a full-fledged essay.
The comments often provide great context and discussion points that become a story underneath the actual story by itself.
The comments are what make a story more alive.
I always read them as they often help to contextualize the main story.
More than once I’ve started writing a comment on a story and it’s grown too long, showing me I should investigate writing on the topic myself.
The comments often make such salient points they end up spawning new ideas.
The comments are where the thoughts of the people are.