That is a quite extraordinary post.
Nobody is asking for thead order to be optional, and the first clause of the second para should never need to be written.
Apologies if I didn't express myself properly. I realise that no one is asking for the thread order to be optional. The reason I mention that is to make it very clear that there's no setting or option that anyone reading those threads has selected which puts the posts in the wrong order (unlike when you're viewing a forum and can choose to view the threads in order of, for example, post count rather than date), which means that there's no option to select which would put them back in the right order again.
What do we have to say or do to convince you that, until the downgrade last year (and for many months thereafter), all threads were displayed in chronological order, as is the way with every forum I know and have known?
As BRG suggests, I realise that these threads were originally in the right order and I absolutely agree with you that there's no reason that this should ever have changed.
If they were in the right order until the day before all of the posts were migrated from the old servers to the new servers, and have been in the wrong order since the day after (with no changes to the order since then), then it's as good as certain that the problem was with the migration process. It sounds from your comments in brackets as though you think that the jumbled order started more recently than the the upgrade. Is this right, or have I misread your post? And do you remember whether you have looked at the same threads which are now in the wrong order, or is possible that they have been wrong for all of this time and that no one noticed until more recently?
Edited by Grayson, 25 April 2014 - 15:30.
Changed the second half of the final paragraph.