Is there a way (perhaps through the API?) that a staff member (or administrator) can specifically set the date for a particular topic and/or comment? We have a few topics that need to show as being published on specific dates (different from the date the topic was created), so we need to be able to explicitly set the date of the topic.
For one example, we are planning to move from an existing forum (YAF - Yet Another Forum) into UserEcho. We have an existing "Product Release" forum that includes topics for each of our product releases. When we move those topics into UserEcho, we need to preserve the dates on which the topics were posted. We cannot just create new topics with a new/current date for each topic.
How can we explicitly set/update the date for a topic?