I think we talk about different things here. "Old threads" is not equal to "popular posts/thread".I'd slightly disagree.
They like to land on a page with interesting stuff and if it is interesting what's wrong with reviving an old thread.
This is why my portal has not only new posts but popular posts (based on number of replies likes etc.)
New members do revive old threads and breathe a new leadoff life into them.
We are now getting totally off topic (2.3) as it probably won't have a portal
Also I was not referring to threads or posts, I think a portal is some sort of a news/article landing page, no? Not threads or posts. Yes, reviving popular old threads is good but I was talking about a portal page.
In other words, to me this is a portal page: https://xenforo.com/community/forums/have-you-seen/
Imagine people landing on this page as your main page. What do they see here? 1 article from 2022, 3 articles from 2021, 9 articles from 2020. This is the 1st page of the portal page. Imagine you keep landing on this page, there is no new content for the reader, it just makes a bad impression. People want to leech and want to read new things. Now, having new posts/threads as a portal, yes, that works, as I said. But for that we dont need a portal or to be more precise, we need a better layout/design (like reddit).
I just see a html page, not a portal. But even then, I mean, obviously you will have more visitors than your forum, because your forum sits on the subdirectory /forum instead of being the landing page. You could probably post kitties on your main directory and have more visitors than your forum since it is your main domain which always gets favored.Please allow me to completely disagree here.
My landing page has 20 to somedays 50 times more visitors than the forum. From my personal point of view my portal really looks rather kind and of course changes with each media and posting - means here about at the moment one posting per day.
My site has a HTML-landing page which has much more - about 20 to 50 times more visitors than the forum. There are serveral reasons, mainly a popular domain-word and the short Url which is published in a lot of books, newspapers and other media. So I wanted to draw the visitors interest to the...xenforo.com