The powers that be decided the “Reply By Name” script Gina at Lifehacker whipped up was so awesome that they hardcoded into all Gawker sites . You’ll notice that every comments now has [reply by name] next to the commenter’s name. When you click on it, @ theirname: appears in your comments box, linked directly to their original comment.
This also means that if you installed the “reply by name” script before, you’ll see two [reply by name]s unless you uninstall it (tools -> greasemonkey -> manage user scripts -> select the reply by name script -> hit uninstall).
Quick! Someone code a greasemonkey script that threads and nests comments! — BEN POPKEN