On the main discussions page, when I click Popular, it seems to arrange them solely based on views. Is that the case? And if so, can it be amended to sort by Votes?
Rats. Looks like this has already been asked here - http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/13547/sorting-discussions-by-votes
And here I was thinking @peregrine would be proud of me for filing this question under the proper plugin, and tagging it, and everything!
you what they say.
"measure twice and cut once"
the corollary is
"search twice and ask once"
I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.