what I needed was the change of order of the replies on a topic. So that the latest reply comes on top of page instead of the at the bottom of the page.
Since I use only one topic in the forum I was able to do so by changing these lines above. I think that there was indeed some confusing between the problem of changing the order of topic replies and the order of comments.
What i wanted to do is change the order of the topic comments and this is what worked for me:
edit the file:
and then change on line approx. 431 function get_thread()
$defaults = array( ‘page’ => 1, ‘order’ => ‘DESC’ );
//$defaults = array( ‘page’ => 1, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’ ); =>was the original line
and then change on line approx. 436 function get_thread()
//$defaults = ‘DESC’; //
$defaults = ‘ASC’;