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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Ordering messages with most recent at top

24 Sep 2020
Just installed Beta 3 and the plugin is working great. I just wanted to check if there was a way for me to change the order of messages within a conversation? If a conversation has lots of messages, the user has to scroll down quite a lot to read the most recent.
Shade 24 Sep 2020
If your theme does not have any JavaScript error, Symposium scrolls automatically to the last message. I agree though that an option to order messages from bottom to top or the other way around might be ideal.
Liam Winn 24 Sep 2020
Is there any way to accomplish this with custom edits within the code? Changing the select queries etc?
Shade 24 Sep 2020
Quite easy. Find and remove in inc/plugins/symposium.php:

$rawMessages array_reverse($rawMessages); 
Note though that the date separators will break. For a complete fix, you will need to wait the next release. I've added this to Symposium development.
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