With how XenForo is designed with read marking when a user visits the thread again they will be taken the newest unread message.It keeps the newest posts in front of the readers rather than having to scroll down to see the latest post
That is only for the thread list.You can do a reverse order for any forum. So from newest to oldest.
Has a suggestion been made in the Suggestions forum? How many have voted for it? That's how they determine if there is interest. If it has not been made as a suggestion or not received much support, that would explain why it has not been done.i can not understand why this simple option ( i remember i was using this on smf as a standart option like 10 years ago) is not implemented on the XenForo system and we have to buy a plugin for this.... it realy make no sence.
as long there is paid module for that i bet its ok ! wrong ???