$sql = "SELECT t.*, u.username, u.user_id, u2.username as user2, u2.user_id as id2, p.post_username, p2.post_username AS post_username2, p2.post_time
FROM " . TOPICS_TABLE . " t, " . USERS_TABLE . " u, " . POSTS_TABLE . " p, " . POSTS_TABLE . " p2, " . USERS_TABLE . " u2
WHERE t.forum_id = $forum_id
AND t.topic_poster = u.user_id
AND p.post_id = t.topic_first_post_id
AND p2.post_id = t.topic_last_post_id
AND u2.user_id = p2.poster_id
AND t.topic_type <> " . POST_ANNOUNCE . "
ORDER BY t.topic_type DESC, $sort_method $order_method, t.topic_last_post_id DESC
LIMIT $start, ".$board_config['topics_per_page'];
It appears that the $sort_method and $order_method variables are not "parsing" anything and thus showing up blank ... that's why it appears like I have just 2 commas next to each other in the error message.
Any thoughts as to why this is happening? I went over the mod instructions several times and cannot find where I went wrong.
Thanks in advance,