Well, the sorting is handled via date or vote count, although the date is updated whenever a new post is made.
@baris perhaps we can add in logic to sort by original post date too?
Is there a way to setup a topic or page for new users to make their onboarding smoother? This topic can have rules, basic how tos and anything you want the @Global-Moderators to tell new users.
You can create a topic and put everything you want there and then use
/admin/settings/notifications and set the welcome notification link to the url of the topic. This will send a notification to new users that will take them to this topic.