Paul McGowan said
I can easily change the order of the threads from beginning to end (as it is now) to last first if that's what you want. I did that at first and everyone freaked out. Also, when you go to the forums area, the latest forum to be posted is shown, making it super easy to see who and what subject people are posting on. This seems really intuitive to me.
Shall I change things to the last posted first on threads?
The order threads are presented has little to do with the ease of use of this forum software. In fact when you had it reversed it couldn’t reliably take you to the correct page of posts when you wanted to get to the first post you hadn’t read when there was more than one page of posts.
Many forum software packages do a better, more reliable job of keeping track of what you have read and what you haven’t. This software updates some of the information it displays about posts you haven’t read when you open the first page and other counts dynamically. Often I see that there are, say, three unread posts, but the button that gives you a list of posts you haven’t read has nothing in it or conversely lists the posts I’ve already read - neither one is ideal.
If you make the mistake of clicking on the “mark everything as read” button, it takes a lot of time to go to each forum and then try to find the last posts you read in each topic. After all we don’t usually read posts in the order they were posted.