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Option to show posts in reverse chronological order (latest at the top) in a discussion forum

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Currently all the posts in a discussion topic is shown in chronological order (latest post at the end). Should have an option to show posts in reverse chronological order too, where the latest post comes at the top, below the title. This is important since some discussions, the latest information matter more and then this would be logical and intuitive. For example, if the topic is discussion of some live event development, the latest update is most relevant rather than the first reply after topic was started. This feature was present in version 3.X. Please consider adding this in 4.X since extremely important for us.

Please contribute if anyone else also finds this relevant so the IPS team can consider taking it as a task in an upcoming update. If someone has a quick fix to achieve this, that will be helpful too for now. Thanks!

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Not a filter. But just show all replies in reverse order. So for example if this is current the ordering of the posts -

Title matter --- posted on July 1 at 10am

Reply1 - July 2 at 10am

Reply2 - July 2 at 11am

Reply3 - July 4 at 10am

Reply4 - July 8 at 9am

Show it in this manner (in reverse)

Title matter --- posted on July 1 at 10am   --- stays as title

Reply4 - July 8 at 9am

Reply3 - July 4 at 10am

Reply2 - July 2 at 11am

Reply1 - July 2 at 10am

So the reply that is shown at the top is the most recent reply since as information was updated the latest reply probably has the most relevant information.

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This is at the forum level to sort topics. This can be done from admin too that in what ordering you want the topics.

Looking for this option within a topic so posts are shown by the last reply. So the functionality you are showing is what we need, but within a topic. Will be great if can set parameter in forum settings (in admin) for the sort order for posts within a topic, similar to setting ordering of topics within a forum.

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yes, that is the forum level one, i was making sure that is the one you were talking about. 

I have a site where we do "live tv" comments, and was thinking this would come in handy in some of the topics. I will let you know if i develop something for it.

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oh i am interested in that, just had a few members ask us that, 

because we have some "chat " topics that they use that have many new pages every day. 

I guess if someone follows a certain topic, then he can choose to be notified to see the first latest post, 

but thats a diffrent thing than just when opening a topic to read the latest posts first. 

I wouldnt want that, but because members asked for it am searching if its possible for a member to choose that view for her-himself. 

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