I have, hesitantly, tagged this topic as a bug, although it may be intended behaviour.
Quite frequently, performing a moderator role, I will edit a post and add a specific tag to it. I have noticed that when I do this, this action is considered to be “activity” and as such the topic is listed as being the latest etc, bumped if you will.
Sometimes I have worked my way through a group of historical topics and obviously, this behaviour is then less desirable. My only current workaround is to edit each topic from the list in reverse order, so the oldest topic gets pushed back down the list with the newest back on the topic - but all of this still gets reflected under “latest”.
I was wondering whether really, the addition of a tag, should really be classified as “activity”, but there may be reasons for this which I have no realised, hence adding this as a bug hesitantly.
If it is intended behaviour, would you consider altering it slightly so that if the tag is added/changed by a moderator/admin, it is not deemed as “activity” - this would then allow for a degree of housekeeping but without significantly impacting the display of topics to users.
Please do re-tag this topic to somewhere more appropriate if you don’t believe this to be a bug, as I said, I wasn’t entirely sure.