Problems Navigating The Forums

Just wondering if I'm missing something on how to navigate the forums. For example I was searching about Marketpress and the Digital download feature in particular. Wondering how secure it was and if once someone purchased the product if they could just pass out the link to friends.

After searching I realized that the majority of the posts and replys were from last year. Is there a way when searching for answers that I can have the most recent ones show first?

I'm just thinking that if I'm reading an older post and then reply or add a question that there may have been a solution posted in a different forum more recently.

Thanks in Advance!