How to always show 'detailed view' of forum posts?

Topics: General
Mar 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Edited Mar 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM
Folks,

Note: I had posted this same question on the Forums module board first but I didn't get any response, so I thought I'd try my luck with a bigger audience.

When users click on the 'Forums' menu on my Orchard site, the first thing they see is a complete list of all existing posts -- that's all good. But the body text of the posts appear truncated as follows:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut at lacinia nunc. Vivamus at dui sapien. Morbi sed ligula id justo tempor volutpat eu ac libero. Suspendisse auctor, tellus nec rutrum …
You would have to click on each individual post to actually see the post content in its entirety. What is the easiest way to modify it so that the whole content is shown without having to click on each post?

Also, (on the same forums page where posts are listed) how do I display all the comments that are associated to each post instead of displaying only the number of comments? (e.g., '3 replies')