Default forum message display is to list topics, user selects a topic to view to read messages in that topic.
With Tiki 15.7 (or any newer version), is there a way using Tiki configuration settings to have the default message display chronologically? That is, showing latest message received, next latest message received (descending order), etc. regardless of the 'topic', without writing custom php code?
Msg from Bob (10 min ago) Subject (# 14)
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Gary, I think that would be a great idea...
Msg from Sally (12 min ago) Subject (# 2)
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Yes, we found the cat, it was stuck in the hide-a-bed in the den...
Msg from Mort (20 min ago) Subject (# 22)
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Heads-up everyone coming over the pass to the party, 22 ft of snow fell last night..
The forum default currently displays a list of latest messages as a 'sidebar' - ideally that would be the main message display ordering , with the actual message displayed (and not merely a clickable link to view the message in the thread).
A link in a displayed message could be clicked to open the topic/subject(?) thread if the user wished to view the message thread itself (with is the current default after selecting a topic to view).
After several hours searching the docs and controls I've not yet discovered how to do this in the Admin configuration options (or I'm not yet familiar enough with the particular Tiki terms used for the setting controls to recognize them).
I've got - for one forum to 'import', about 8000 messages linked that way, and - for another forum to import and 'archive', more than 90,000 messages linked that way - thousands, or tens of thousands of 'topics'.
Displaying a list of 'topics' to select to read within would be a user's nightmare, or trying to group the messages and threads by a smaller number of topic categories and nested subjects within those topics to display, for import would be my nightmare.)
Much easier for a user to scroll down through the displayed list of messages, ordered by latest received, to follow the various conversations, and then open the subject thread if desired to see the whole 'conversation' subject or topic involving that displayed message.
Can Tiki be configured to do this using existing admin controls?