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Real random ordering of answers

As we all know, there are "active", "oldest", "votes" tabs for answers at stackexchange. I suggest to add a tab the could be for example called "unbiased". In this view, the answers are sorted randomly and all votes, comments and acceptance check are hidden. But the viewer still can vote for himself (probably a single check at the area where all scores are placed).

The objective behind this is because our actions are always biased, either by something we see first (or not seeing something at all if it's last) or by seeing how others react on the subject. This view would probably allow judging independently.

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Jun 10 '12 at 18:41

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On a personal note I use "oldest" as I think there should be a bias toward older answers. –  Mr.Wizard Jun 10 '12 at 9:37
    
@Mr. Wizard not a perfect duplicate though, as the OP here requests not showing votes and comments as well –  Pëkka Jun 10 '12 at 10:54
    
@Pekka okay, I agree. –  Mr.Wizard Jun 10 '12 at 10:56
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I guess this is kind of helpful for applying random votes (and I do mean random) but this seems pretty useless for those hoping to see the most relevant answer in any sense of the word (earliest best answer, most up to date answer, most agreed on as correct...) –  Ben Brocka Jun 10 '12 at 13:54
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An interesting idea. –  Kevin Jun 10 '12 at 15:01
    
@Jeff it's not a duplicate of that question. –  Pëkka Jun 11 '12 at 0:27

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It's an interesting idea, and not expensive to implement, either.

Maybe the tab could be named differently, say Neutral.

While we're at it, it might be an idea to hide authors' identities, or at least their reputation counts. Although that might be too much.

However, I don't agree that comments should be hidden. They can contain valuable information pertinent to the question.

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I seemed liked "Neutral" more than "Unbiased". And forgot about identities, thanks. –  Maksee Jun 10 '12 at 14:19

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