This forum index no longer seems to arrange threads by last posting time...

  • Is it just me, or are the threads in this forum index no longer being auto-arranged by the time of their latest posting? A day or two ago, I first noticed that threads seem to be frozen in their position on the index list (a change from how they displayed prior to that). Perhaps there have been some forum changes announced that I missed? The thread backgrounds in the index still turn light gray where I've not read the latest posts therein, and the closed threads still have their title text turned to dark grey... but the "time-arranging" attribute of this index no longer seems to function.

    [Mod note: moved to forum feedback]

  • Maybe those threads were set up to not go up when a new comment is posted on them.

  • Possibly related to my issue, where some posts are showing different times in the forum list than in the thread itself?

  • Maybe those threads were set up to not go up when a new comment is posted on them.

    I guess I didn't realize that particular threads could-be/are-being set that way. In the past, I've simply used the top-most "white" thread in the index list as a kind of bookmark for where in the list I had last stopped looking at threads (I usually scan from the bottom upwards), with a kind of assurance that whatever was above that last white thread was one that either was new or that contained a new response occurring after I'd last looked at it. For me, that was quicker and easier than scanning down through a bazillion threads looking for little red "new-post" boxes.

  • I only dwell in four sections (no browser related), and apart from that spam deleting bug I haven't seemed to notice any such noticeable behaviour. Yet.

  • I guess I didn't realize that particular threads could-be/are-being set that way.

    In fact, it's a setting for mods/admins.

  • Considering Sgunhouse's timestamp issue, can it be that Leo's mentioned pinning messes with timestamps? If so - it'd seem a bug then.

  • Sometimes i post something, but it's in the item but doesn't go to the top of the list. The thread stays burried, wherever it was, let"s say, on the bottom of the first page.

  • We (moderators) do have an option named "Sink". Never used it as I wasn't certain how for down it moved stuff.

  • We (moderators) do have an option named "Sink". Never used it as I wasn't certain how for down it moved stuff.

    Assuming that's what's going on, it seems to act like a "freeze" on a given thread's position in the index list. New posts to the thread don't act to boost it to the top of the index like ordinary threads do, and with the passage of time (and the addition of new threads and their posts), the affected thread(s) appear to sink off the first index page and gradually go lower and lower on the index listing which is continually having updates shoved in at the top. I suppose it's an effective way to gradually obscure threads that are 'undesirable' without actually closing them.

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