I know, it's crazy. Comments will now show newest to oldest. I think it will take our brains some time to get used to it but hopefully over time it will help readers follow - especially when the comment list gets long.
We have also integrated with Disqus. We encourage you to create a Disqus profile - Even it it's a pseudonym, whereby you can interact with the community, while still keeping your anonymity. You can also use your G+, Facebook or Twitter identity to post. Over time, this will help us get back to real-time commenting and greatly improve the quality of comments.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to LOTS of movement as we head into the 10-day count for SFUSD and the start of private and parochial school.