Yep, you can even bookmark the 'Newest Posts' TAB if you like, and then click right to the newest member post of any discussion rather than clicking on the original discussion title, as shown here in various screenshots:
But I'll repeat again- I am in the process of changing the sorting order and the link paths of Forum Discussions and their notifications- the process is taking some time and may take a couple more weeks- it's more complex coding than I had anticipated, and I've had to enlist some help. In the end it'll function more smoothly and logically, as the Group discussions do currently. Thanks everyone for your patience.
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990