Ok not a particularly productive day, but I learnt alot. Spent the morning getting my development machine in line with the staging and live servers.
Then spent the afternoon trying to organise how to fix the ordering problem in our forums. We have come to the conclusion that we need to have 2 views of the thread data. Guess this will give me a chance to start modifying the site in a big way and refactor a few areas as I do it.
Had a good look at the Jive source today though. In the 50 minutes I spent rooting around in it I discovered that it is actually a damn well designed system and quite nicely extensible too, so congrats guys. However if you could explain to me how to fix the ordering on my site I would appreciate it,but I guess I will work it out in a while.
Nothing like a challenge to keep the brain working.