How do I get the list of posts to be ‘most recent first’; rather than ‘oldest first’?
Reordering displayed posts
In the end it doesn't really matter. Five year old posts appear as recent. No new comments appear. I've speculated that Nicko pulls threads up to mix it up or make up for little or no activity.
And then there are five year old posts launched to the top where someone registered to leave one comment while doing research on cookies, or knives.
@jake t buds A post only appears as recent if someone comments on it. If you are referring to the homepage we featured content that we believe is interesting and also threads that have not had any action to help people find answers.
The old threads coming alive means google is doing its job and people are finding what they are looking for.