Unfortunately the layout tags don't include a link to the beginning of the comments, only
date:posts.addCommentUrlwhich generates the link to the comment form. That link works by going to the
#comment-formanchor. As the comments always appear before the form, we can insert another anchor with the same name, before the comments and then hey presto, the link will take us to the first comment instead of the form.
To make this change you need to edit the HTML version of your template (with the widgets expanded) and find the following HTML snippet
<a id='comments'/>and replace it with
<a id='comments'/> <a id='comment-form'/>You should find that it appears twice in your template; once for threaded comments and once for unthreaded comments. Change it in both places to make sure you get the right one.
This works because the IDs of HTML elements are meant to be unique, and when they aren't the first one takes precedence. We could have made more changes to the template (change the
comment-formrather than adding the extra anchor, and remove the original
comment-formanchor) but I decided it was safer to leave as much of the template alone as possible. Anyway you should now find that clicking the comment link takes you to the comments rather than the form which, as far as I'm concerned, makes more sense.