Forum updates gadget should (optionally) not treat pinned messages as most recent
The forum updates gadget treats pinned messages as being "most recent". They can crowd out messages that have been posted more recently.
The intents of "pinned" and "most recent" are different and should not be tied together.
My suggestion is to provide the option to ignore whether a message is pinned or not when the gadget puts together the list of most recent posts.
Bruce Sharpe shared this idea