I’ve spoken to our forum developers and they’ve confirmed that by changing the chronological order of posts, it will cause a variety of implications elsewhere on the forum which won’t be in the best interest of our members.
Also just to note that when I read the thread for the first time, I start at the top, but when I read it a second time it jumps down to the latest post that I haven’t seen. So that’s the way it should be working for users. If you’re accessing the same thread across multiple devices it will jump you down to the latest post you haven’t read on that device. If you use the blue scroll bar on the right hand side of your screen and drag it down using your mouse, this will take you to the latest post on that particular thread.
To our knowledge, many other forums work in the same way so if you’re reading the thread for the first time, the idea is that you would want to read it in order. And as Island_Mike suggested, this is also a way to prevent members from repeating information and so they can find answers to any queries they may have before creating a new thread.
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