This was my suggestion a while ago when @28firefighter compiled the forum suggestions from everyone.
The problem is the default “relevance” will often show the most active threads/posts even if they’re really old. This creates a catch 21 situation when combined with older threads not being locked:
- There’s a really popular unicorn deal (e.g Hellcat, NSX, FType R, etc. Lots of activity and posts on it.
- Months later someone is searching for the same vehicle and finds the post (due to search defaulting to Relevance) from #1 and asks “is this deal still possible”. This continues to increase that threads relevance, even though it isn’t relevant at all anymore.
- This continues forever.
- We all die of boredom.
To stop that feedback loop the only option is lock older threads and/or, much easier, switch the search default to “Latest”.