In the News reader, if I change the ordering to Date-Descending, the display changes to "Ignore Threads". I never told it to ignore threads, I only told it to sort by Date-Descending. It should keep the threads unexpanded and order by thread origin, Date-Descending. If a message does not have replies it is still considered a "thread origin" for sorting. BTW, every other mail/news reader that I know of works as described above. Thanks
Actually, I think this is a user mistake. Sorting by Thread - Descending seems to sort, with threads collapsed, by date descending of thread origin. Although I still get a few messages not in order, this is ok, and this is the view I am looking for.
Bohms, I'm marking this a dup of 72493. Please take a look at that bug and make sure you agree. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72493 ***
marking verified as duplicate