Comments Plus - Poor user experience forced


When a user clicks "reply" on a comment, the comment box opens below it, however the top level comment box disappears. My dev tells me this is not something easy to adapt because the form has an ID applied to it instead of a class. Is there any way around it? This is really poor user experience, the top level comment box should not be forced to disappear when someone wants to reply in the context of a thread. It causes the page to jump around, it's confusing, and it removes functionality from the page for no reason from the users perspective.

Any suggestions on how to adapt it to work where it will allow a reply box at the same time as displaying the original comment box would be greatly appreciated.