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  • How do I change the order of messages within a thread?

    How do I change the order of specific messages within a thread?

    For example, if I have messsages appearing as #1, #2, #3 and #4, how could I change the order to, say, #1, #3, #4, #2?

    Please note I am not referring to whole-thread Display Mode settings.


  • #2
    Curretly its not possible, the posts are sorted by the date they are entered

    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    If you were to merge the thead with another that had been started elier, if any posts from the merged thread were made before the original, they would go before.


    • #3
      So it is possible...

      How about, change the dateline field via phpmyadmin/mysql database for the posts so they can be shown in the correct order. I have just taken the existing numbers and added/subtracted one from them so as to be before or after that post.

      Then note that each post has as its parentid, the postid of the previous post - so change the parentid's to represent the correct posting order. The first post has the parentid of '0' = numeral zero.

      It makes for a bit of a weird experience for the users, since they see a different post order, but there are occassions where it is needed - I have people add new restaurants = new threads to my forum. But new restaurant threads always have a predefined format with certain details. So, its easy enough to add a new reply to the thread that a person has started, then change the date/parent details as above.
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