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This is really minor, but the sort order is backwards when viewing new users by reputation. Since its focus is on new users, you'd expect those with the lowest rep to be first, but it actually shows the highest first (within its definition of "new").

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I think its real focus is on highlighting "new users who look like they're going to contribute substantially to the community", which would make the sort order a bit more reasonable. That's just speculation on my part, though. – Tim Stone Aug 21 '11 at 7:53
This doesn't seem like a bug to me... I'm pretty sure it's by design to highlight those new users that have earned the most reputation quickly. – Cody Gray Aug 21 '11 at 8:03
It would be nice though to see the newest users who don't earn rep quickly, because they might need a little help getting their answers right. – slhck Aug 21 '11 at 11:42
up vote 5 down vote accepted

This is intentional, we are indeed highlighting new users who are contributing the most to the community.

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