The new arrivals don’t really get a chance
The default sorting for new Nolt boards is “Trending”, which is basically a mix of “Newest” and “Most voted”. With the Trending algorithm, the number of votes and the submission time have the largest effect on where a post will rank. This also means that the first votes on a post are more valuable, and as posts get older, their ranking will slowly degrade. Compared to “Most voted”, “Trending” gives new posts more visibility.
Board admins can change the default sort order in the board settings under “Default view”.
In addition to the dropdown to sort by most voted / newest… you can allow a “Featured” option.
A workaround, for now, could be to add a custom Select field to your board with “Featured” as an option (https://nolt.io/help/custom-fields). This enables you and your board visitors to filter posts with your tag (https://nolt.io/help/custom-fields-filtering). I hope this helps!
Also somewhat related: Pin a post #53