Sorting Discussions by Date Created, rather than most recently Updated, EXCEPT in Public Forum?
I'm running 2.1.7, with a hacky sort of plugin that forces the forum to sort discussion posts by order created, rather than order updated. See near the end of this: http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/27892/need-to-sort-discussions-by-date-created-not-most-recent-comment/p2
The reason/need for the plugin is because the config entries that should get the forum to order in a way other than 'most recently commented on' aren't being read/acted on in core, at the moment. This was true when I posted the original question (running 2.1.3) and as near as I can tell, is still true now.
Now, aside from that issue, my users have come to me a further request: they prefer the "keep everything in the order in which it was first posted" for the classroom Categories, but would like the "order by most recently updated" for the Public areas of the forum where everyone's just talking about whatever and chatting.
Pretend, for the sake of argument, there's a single Category I'd like to order by "most recently commented", and the rest I need to keep sorting by "created at"...
Any way to do that?