But thanks for trying to improve the "HN ecosystem".
I'm still not convinced the shortlist is pulling its weight.
Update: should be fixed now. Let me know if you see it again.
- Let me turn comments on and off, globally and for each story.
- Adding an item to the watchlist adds only that comment, unless I click on the parent story in the stream. I want to add the parent story to the watchlist, not the comment. Besides, it also opens the link to the HN thread. Not sure if I want that.. I mean, two functions in one.
- "new" and "comments" take me to HN. Perhaps they should have a functionality inside your site. Maybe related to the previous point.
- Favicon? Perhaps "Yrt"? (Y real time)
Re UI for 'new' and 'comments': It's a good question how immersive an experience this alternative UI should be. Our initial ambition was just an alternative view, a different random sampling of HN, to augment the HN UI rather than replace it. This is why the UI mimics HN, and we link back everywhere that it makes sense. But this exchange has given me some ideas to expand my ambitions, so thank you.
 Especially since we can't let you vote or reply directly on hackerstream (due to security restrictions in browser AJAX).
^In case you'd like to add a push feel to this
It would be interesting to have a "pop-out" for my watch list, like a G-Chat has - so I can have that little watch window as an applet of sorts on the screen to the right.
Is there any way to indicate when someone replies to a comment I made? (An orangered copy ala reddit)