Originally Posted by John Clark
99.99999% of the time it's the same as the first post in the thread. Are you talking about before you open a thread?
No, I'm thinking more along the lines of having another column in the forum view, maybe next to Last Post, that indicates when the thread was started. That way, when a thread has a name something like 'Need Help', we can look at when the thread was started to see if it's something really old or not.