When the posts in a topic are fetched and ordered, it is stored in post_list. Changing the order of post_list can be done in the viewtopic_get_post_data event, but unfortunately there is no control over the initial sql in which these are fetched. If I wanted to control the posts that were initially selected with a custom parameter, this couldn't be done. If I wanted to still show soft deleted posts to members and guests, this couldn't be done either.
I'm writing an extension that allows you to comment on posts. I need to select the posts that are only posting to the topic, as I want the topic to only count parent posts for the page total and pagination. Without it pages with comments, as well as any url with &p=post_id in it wont function properly. I've been able to solve my issue by adding a condition to the where clause in the sql query on lines 1144 - 1151, having the initial post_list query only select parent posts of depth 0 (not commenting on anybody). This has solved all of my issues with only a couple of words added to the query, as it doesn't select comments in that query, allowing it to behave normally everywhere else as intended.
I just made a pull request.
Is this the correct version to affect, or should i have selected 3.2.3-RC1/RC2?