It'd be useful if the last post and reply count took into account merged posts, especially in the plugin support forums.

At the moment a thread I created yesterday, that I have updated regularly today with my progress still says my last post was 17 hours ago and that the reply count is 2 - so what is anyone's incentive to look inside it again...? I've asked multiple follow up questions since the plugin creator responded but at a glance from the list of threads my thread has not changed in 17 hours.