TJ, I need your expertise! And idea why Tumblr/Missing E are no longer allowing me to reply to peoples' comments in my posts? The comments option is gone.
An excellent question.
The answer is that Tumblr changed the format of the replies on the Dashboard, and Missing E (which is where the ‘Reply To Replies’ feature comes from) has not yet been updated to deal with it.
Probably because Jeremy has been a little busy moving to NYC and starting a new job/life/etc.
The good news is that it can be done, but you have to be very careful.
1) You cannot reply to the reply directly from your dashboard, you have to do it from the post itself. This can be a pain if there are thousands of notes.
Once you found the post, click the number indicating the number of notes. For example, in this picture, you’d click on the ‘12’ in the top box:
that will reveal the notes.
2) Next you have to find the note that you want to reply to. Note the second box in the image above.
Next you have to move your mouse over the little “comment bubble” on the right.
BUT when you do that, the ‘IGNORE’ button (or, IIRC, sometimes a ‘BLOCK’ button) will appear.
The trick is that your mouse has to click on the bubble but not on the ‘IGNORE’ which is very tricky, but can be done.
What I do is put the mouse above the comment bubble and then slowly move it down until it changes shape and looks like this:
If you click right there you will get the ‘Reply To Replies’ and not the ‘Ignore’.