An announcement shows in pink in the forum and will always stay above the stickies at the top. The stickies show in yellow and are always under the announcements and above non sticky posts. Non sticky posts are under the other two sections always.
Post in the forum are seen in the order of most recent activity. Each type of post bumps to the top of it's own section when it gets new replies. Announcements and stickies are not replied to often and having them in their own section keeps important posts at the top of the forum.
at 4:37 AM on Apr. 29, 2010