"New topics" and "Recent comments"

rbs's picture

As best I can tell, when someone creates a new topic in the fora (as e.g. I am doing now), the first post in the topic does not show up in the "recent comments" box on the right side of the webpages.

One can interpolate by looking at the "active forum topics" box and deciding, hmmm, that there's something that's not reflected in the comments below, but this is awkward.

Peter the skald's picture

You could immdiately reply to your new topic with an answer that has the same title as the intial topic...then it would come up as a recent comment!!!

Jan's picture

The software we are using for kelestia.com treats the initial forum posts (the "topics") as website items (much like blog entries, polls or individual downloads) and the replies to them as comments.

In other words: The first post of a forum thread (the "topic") is not considered a comment.

We *could* maybe set up a "Recent forum posts" sidebar that lists both the topics and the comments as equal elements.

Personally, I quite like the way it's handled now -- after getting used to it a little.

rbs's picture

"You could immdiately reply to your new topic with an answer that has the same title as the intial topic...then it would come up as a recent comment!!!"

That doesn't work if you want to know what other people have posted.