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Mani Ram
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To my understanding, the Today's Active Topic page shows the recent threads at the top. (Right?)
But sometimes I see an old thread with no recent updates jumps ahead of the others.
For example, right now (when I'm posting the message), that page shows
this thread before this thread.
But the last post in the first thread is October 24, 2003 06:59 AM and the last post in the later thread is October 24, 2003 02:41 PM.
So the second thread should be on top of the first one? Isn't it?
Is it some bug or some feature?
 
Jim Yingst
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Typically it just means that someone has made a post and then deleted it, or a moderator deleted it. Usually not us though. I think a lot of people post things and then realize they should post in a different forum, or that their post is silly or something, so they reconsider. Eventually the system will get updated with the correct time. Just ignore it; it's not a big deal.
 
Mani Ram
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Thanks. I tried Editing one of my pervious post to see whether that brings ip the thread to the top or not. But I never thought about deleting and trying.
[ October 24, 2003: Message edited by: Mani Ram ]
 
Jason Menard
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It should be pointed out that this behavior is temporary, and the moderators can easily return forums to their correct sorted order. In other words, bumping up a topic in that manner doesn't serve any useful purpose as it will soon be back down where it belongs.
 
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