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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 7, 2015

Ability to sort Comments by date and/or list most current first

I use the Comments field as a  place to store Weekly Project status comments / and actions..  When team members visit the AHA project it would be beneficial to have the most recent comments listed first versus scrolling down the list of comments to find the most current.  if not they may find what is perceived as the most current and be misinformed or out of date.

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  • Brent Schumann
    Nov 22, 2022

    +1 on this. Newest first seems to be the standard. We integrate with Azure DevOps and it sorts with newest first. Also, email threads work this way. So, it's a little confusing to have to scroll to the bottom to see the newest comment in Aha.

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2022

    PS. NOTE HOW THIS board lists the most recent comments first (for good reasons), but Aha! does the reverse.

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2022

    "An old pile is a junk pile," so it's hard to see what's most important right now.
    Currently, I'm forced to see the old comments first and scroll down to the more pertinent ones.

  • N Uthke
    Apr 5, 2022

    I am new to the "Ideas world" -- inconsistencies like this are a real barrier. Portals order comments with newest on top, so it is mind boggling to find out that once they transfer to the workspace/project they are listed oldest to newest. A coworker suggested perhaps the comments could be numbered, which would be helpful if this design cannot be changed, and also if multiple comments are received in one day since there is no timestamp shown for a comment.

  • Jennifer Hill
    Oct 7, 2021

    My client would like this and also the ability to "pin" a comment to the top, which is captured in

  • Olivia Quakenbush
    Feb 25, 2021

    I would also like this sort and hide older comments option for the Workplace notes. I keep meeting notes here and it's a really pain to scroll down to the bottom to see the latest comments...

  • Maria McCluskey
    Nov 6, 2020

    Please consider this idea soon, as we have lots of comments on some items and seeing the latest first would really help, people are missing them as not everyone checks the dates, they assume recent comments will be at the top, just like here!

  • Jor Bratko
    Sep 22, 2020

    So ironic that this web site has comments ordered by most recent first but in the tool itself.

  • Michael Tsai
    Apr 7, 2020

    Any update on when this could/may be moved out of "Future consideration"? What would it take to get moving on this idea?

  • Joe Woolvett
    Apr 1, 2020

    Would be very helpful when running team meetings.

  • David SH
    Feb 26, 2020

    +1. We also use comments to post weekly updates

  • Franz Schildberger
    Sep 13, 2019

    Yes, I need that too. What can be done to get it going? As I see this "idea" origins from 2015?

  • Guest
    Mar 9, 2019

    Agree, please add!

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2018

    Would improve usability.

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2018


  • Donnell Coomes
    Nov 30, 2018

    Would love to see this put into place. We have so many comments and when I am driving our PMO meeting live in Aha, it is distracting to the group to watch me scroll thru pages of old comments to be able to see the most recent info.

  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2018

    This would be great. 

  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2017

    Combine this with threading of the comments and we have the start of a solid commenting platform <shameless plug> </shameless plug>

  • Dave Tucker
    Oct 4, 2017

    Agree totally. It almost becomes unusable when you have lots of commenst

  • Eric Kmetz
    Feb 16, 2017

    This is something that would substantially help our workflow. Can we get an update?

  • Load older comments

Comments display in the Release & Feature detail pages, as well as in Reports, as oldest on top. Is there any way I can switch this order so that newest displays on top?

When using AHA as a meeting agenda, facilitation is smoother when you are not required to scroll to the bottom of a long list (losing sight of the other Feature Detail fields) to find the most recent activity/comment on the issue.
Guest over 6 years ago in Features 5 Future consideration

Change default sort-order for comments

We make extensive use of comments in features and releases. We'd like the ability to change the default sort (or sort at all) order for the comments so that newest is on top and goes newest to oldest.
Guest over 6 years ago in Comments / Notifications 3 Future consideration

Have the newest comment be on top of the comment section in an idea

When we click on an idea, we see the oldest idea. It would be a small UX improvement to have that list of comments have sort functionality to determine what a user wants to see. Maybe as an idea portal setting in their account? "Always show newest...
Guest over 5 years ago in Ideas portal 0 Future consideration

Comment threads should be in reverse chronological order

We are starting to have tickets in Aha that have a significant number of comments back and forth between developers and between developers and product managers. It would be better to have the most recent comments at the top of the list rather than...
Cy Caine almost 7 years ago in Features 0 Future consideration