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I'm on 2.1.1 stable, running a forum for an online campus.
The faculty/students in particularly active classes are complaining that their classroom areas (read: private Categories) are 'confusing', because "the order in which discussions are listed keeps changing" (obviously, because they're ordered by most-recently-updated)... and apparently they want to be able to memorize the location of each discussion on the screen and click on the G-D thing with their eyes closed, rather than actually reading.
Anyway, I'd "like" to change the display of discussions on the forum - specifically, to order the discussions by the date created.
(Yes, this dumb. Yes, I hate it. Read that as a given.)
I added the following two lines to config...
$Configuration['Vanilla']['Discussions']['SortField'] = 'd.DateInserted'; $Configuration['Vanilla']['Discussions']['SortDirection'] = 'desc';
... as suggested by @hgtonight in this post - http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/180112/ - but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Has the code changed in the last year, to the point where these config settings no longer do anything? Config-defaults.php does not seem to contain any hints on this one.