If in a theme for WordPress comments were separated from pings, would it makes sense to keep the option of reply to them in the discussion? (ie visualize the reply link for pings too).
Thanks for helping.
Technically, you could, but it wouldn't make sense to do this. A ping isn't a comment. Nobody wrote on your blog. It's simply notification from a ping-enabled site that shows that site linked to your post. The site that included your link might be a scrapper site, a spammer, or someone who legitimately refers to your post. Either way, they would never see any comments and I don't know what comment anyone could make about a ping.