I posted this in response to the last post byfreeinbondage, but it occurred to me I could try it out for myself and see if it works. Here's what I said:
As an aside, I've had an idea about posts where discussion takes place. Often those posts are swept away pretty quickly in the flist current, so, would it be an idea to alter the date of discussion posts to sometime in the future (say a week or two), so that they stay at the top of the flist long enough to keep an eye on/participate in the discussion while it's unfolding? I have no idea whether this would work in a community the same way as it does in an individual journal, 'but I thought it might be worth a go.
And now I'm going to try it. I've posted it for a week in the future (possibly the only way I'll ever get to time-travel :P ). Hope this is ok!