Hey, we are closer than I thought!!!
After trying to finalize the “beta” layout so that I can start getting actively posting while continuing this effort on a new deployment of WordPress, I discovered that the template file that you gave me is working!!!
It is just that the comment link is simply at the end of the tag cloud and blends in completely to it.
So, it would seem that what we really need to focus on is:
1) Separate the comment link from the end of the cloud and make it standout.
2) Show existing comments
3) I’ll start a new thread on this in general later, but in case it needs to be different for this template, hide the post specific tag cloud, as well as the “Posted in” category list, completely.
Thanks again for all the effort,