thanks for your reply, @NPhan_WMF . yes, I am able to see the column for “replies.” however, the problem is that I cannot click on the column heading, to sort threads by number of replies. I was able to do so easily, previously.
perhaps we can reinstate that function? also tagging @Qgil-WMF .thanks.
Good catch, @Sm8900. This problem seems to be unrelated to the new sidebar because https://meta.discourse.org/ features the sidebar and yet topics can still be sorted by Replies and Views. We will ask the Discourse team.