Considering how the ingress team interacts with the players, I think it could be a good idea to add a feature that shows the latest posts made by staff. This would make it easier to find responses to recent issues across all the different boards.
Topics that have a reply from Nia have a Niantic tag, tapping it shows the first Nia comment
They do. But having it at the top of the category select would increase visibility. It'd at least be good for signal boosting AMA threads whenever those go up. Plus, the Niantic tag doesn't communicate if there's a new post by staff if there is a new one. Not sure if I'm going to see any new details or just new complaining when there's a new post in the umbra digital thread, for example.
I think Niantic posts should have a different style applied to their posts for better visibility - like a different background on their post