After migrating an existing forum over to discourse, I am now spending time correcting and re-organizing some of the categories. To my chagrin this causes old and inactive discussions to shoot to the top of the Latest and Categories views. I recommend a feature change:
An administrator or moderator correcting a title or category assignment should not IMHO count as “activity” which causes the topic to shoot to the top of the Latest and Categories views.
The current behavior is surfacing ancient topics as seeming to have recent activity when the actual discussion has not actually had any activity.