Is it possible to implement nested comments without creating a new collection for each layer

I’m trying to do it by linking the comment collection to itself, but it doesn’t seem to be giving the desired results. the program won’t let me make a list in each comment to their sub comments.

how should I be doing this?

I haven’t tried this, but does it work if in each comment you create a Many-to-One ‘Parent Comment’ option?

In your top-level list:

  • show only comments where Parent Comment is empty; and
  • create a list showing Current Comments > Comments

When people comment on a top-level comment, set the top-level comment as the Parent Comment.