Brians Latest Comments is the plugin I use for the “Ongoing Discussions” area in the sidebar. It has a comment temperature feature, meaning a recent comment is shown as opaque, while an old comment is more transparent in look. Thus it’s quick to see what’s new and what’s not.
So why isn’t this feature being used for blogposts? I could easily imagine the temperature color being used for the headline color, or on my fauna site for the post background color… Would it be confusing? Detrimental? Useless? Or are people just as lazy as I am, and don’t want to spend the time coding such a plugin?