Ah, I think I understand. Instead of <Author><date/time><comment>, you want <Author><date/time><sequence><comment>
No, it doesn't do that. You'll need to do a bit of coding to implement that. Bearing in mind there's nowhere to store it in the database, I'd be tempted to have a go at the comment display code and see if I could derive the number from the date/time stamps.
Nic, how about the index# of the comment? This should be easily configurable. DeepakBhatia is probably a former Bugzilla! user like I am. In Bugzilla!, each comment is numbered:
"blah blah blah"
"blah Blah Blah2"
The point is that it is really handy, when responding to comments, to refer to which comment you are commenting on. Futher, Bugzilla! goes so far as to as to autoembed a link to the comment in the new comment. So if I were to type: "Joe, in Comment#3 you said the system state was default. That is not correct, the state is active", the text "Comment#3" is a link.
If JIRA has a different concept that is synonomous, let's hear it.
There is no index number on the comment, there's nothing to "easily configure".
That's the point I'm making when I say "you'll need a bit of code to do it" - if you want to do this, you need to write some code to work out and expose that index.
Although you do have the unique id of each comment available and instead of doing date/time, you could simply count through those on an issue (If you see id's 10010, 10300, 23456, then you'd number them 1, 2, 3 - higher numbers in the id mean they were added later)
My guess is Jira doesn't have this because it's not as useful as it might look, unless you've got multithreaded conversations going on, in which case, your issue is probably too complex!
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