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Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:51 am
by lavalamp213
Hi-

I know that normally it is an advantage to have topics move up on the list in a forum when they are active, but I am creating some forums on my board for study groups and would prefer to keep the topics in a certain, numbered, order.

The number of topics is fixed per forum so there is no issue of more topics being added to a given forum being used for this purpose.

So for example:

Forum: Study Group A
-Topic 1
-Topic 2
-Topic 3
etc. to 15

People will be posting to any topic they like and each time they do, the order will change as the most recent post will move that topic to the top.

So my question is, is there a way to prevent that and keep the topics in the numerical order they were created in, regardless of which has the most recent posts added to it?

Thanks!

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:54 am
by david63
But users can view topics in any order they want so even if you could "fix" them individual users may not see them in that order.

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 am
by lavalamp213
david63 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:54 am
But users can view topics in any order they want so even if you could "fix" them individual users may not see them in that order.
I'm not sure I follow what you mean. That's true if they are checking "Active Topics" or something like that, but when members go to an individual forum, don't they all see the same thing, the topics in whatever current order they appear?

Like this:
2018-08-20 01.05.38 pm.png

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 am
by david63
A user can set the display options in their UCP

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:19 pm
by lavalamp213
david63 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 am
A user can set the display options in their UCP
Okay. I see what you mean. Thanks!

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:35 pm
by kasimi
You can set the default order with this extension: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... rt_topics/

Re: Keeping forum topics in order

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:21 pm
by lavalamp213
Cool, Thanks!