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Some confusion regarding annoucnments

Hi! I am a new user to Vanilla Forums. As I understand it, "announcements" are essentially stickied posts on the top of a category. However, I want to be able to have announcements start at the bottom rather than the top. ie. I make an announced discussion called "X1" and then I create another announcement called "X2". I want X1 to be on top because it is the most important and X2 to be on the bottom.

I would like to be able to reorder announcements or "pin" and announcement to the top of the the category.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited September 2015

    announcements can be re-ordered by date of last comment. or if no comments (insertion date of discussion). You can always create a new announcement and delete the old one to cause it to rise to the top.

    you can bump them if you want to re-order.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    Right but then I have to have comment in the thread saying "hump" which would show up in recent discussions. So there is no way to re-order announcements through sinking?

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator
    edited September 2015

    @Npf6 said:
    Right but then I have to have comment in the thread saying "hump" which would show up in recent discussions. So there is no way to re-order announcements through sinking?

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/bump-plugin

    Sinking doesn't update the last comment date (which is the default sort order), so new discussions naturally float over them.

    EDIT - This is a good discussion of the differences between sticky and announcing something.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited September 2015

    Right but then I have to have comment in the thread saying "hump" which would show up in recent discussions.

    NO.

    yes, the bump plugin

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/bump-plugin

    it essentially resets the DateLastComment to the time of the bump causing the discussion to rise.

    will NOT add a comment and will "bump" the discussion to the TOP
    Frankly, it seems very simple and easy.

    So there is no way to re-order announcements through sinking?

    Sinking allows a discussion thread to be commented upon without causing it to rise when it is commented upon again.

    so yes. you can maintain the order with sinking and/or bumping.

    sink it - to stick it in place

    if you want to maintain this order

    announcement A
    announcement B
    Announcement C

    You can sink all 3 announcements so they always remain in that order even if someone comments upon B or C

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    Haha sorry. Hump = Bump!

    Awesome, that works. I misunderstood how sinking functioned. Thank you for your help.

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