Although the forum categories do change order depending on which has had the most recent reply and then if you hover over the time in the “freshness” column, it tells you which topic in that category the person has replied to, and also if you scroll down the right hand side of the page, it has the last 5 “recent replies” and again if you hover over them you get an idea of what people are saying.
I replied to a couple of older articles, but while these things happened, the posts themselves didn’t appear when I went into the category – presumably because the posts were still in the order that they originally appeared in, which is now buried on a later page.
I suspect that means that no-one’s going to see those responses to those old threads, which makes resurrecting an older conversation harder to do. I suppose I could ask for notifications via email if anyone responds to those threads. Ah well.