For the Ideas Forum, the default sort should be By date.
This would expose users to the newest Ideas when they first enter the forum.
The current default sort is By score, which reduces the exposure of new Ideas to users. It probably also tends to skew the scores accordingly.
After discussing this with my colleagues, we agree with your idea and the reasoning behind it. The change has been made and is now live on the site.
Thank you again for your valuable feedback.
Jesse DringoliTechnical Support Manager, OpenFlows ProductsBentley Communities Site AdministratorBentley Systems, Inc.