I want to insert some information into a previous discussion that is getting quite some search engine traffic. I am a moderator and could edit any post in the topic, but I would greatly prefer to be able to insert a post under my username directly after the topic creating post. Is this possible somehow?
Not that I’m aware of, no.
I believe that posts are pulled from the database in ID order. So even if you back-date the post, it’ll still appear at the end of the discussion.
You can do this with moderation rights by using our ‘move posts’ feature:
- move all posts below the first in the original topic to a new, temporary topic
- add a new reply to the original topic (so now there is just the topic plus one reply)
- move all posts from the temporary topic back to the original topic
You end up with e.g.:
Which should be suitable for once-off operations. What it looks like, for posterity:
They’re actually ordered based on the
Good hack @supermathie – I hadn’t thought of that.