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When I use Chromium webbrowser to view Stackoverflow the questions in the 'interesting' section do not display in chronological order. In every other browser I tried (IE, Opera, FF, Chrome) the question will display with the latest posted questions above. In Chromium webbrowser the questions will display in a random order with sometimes questions of 3hours old.

I have not changed anything as far as I know. (if it even is possible to change that) So my question is why does it do this only in Chromium webbrowser and is there anything I can do to change it?


As you can see here the question are in random order.

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marked as duplicate by Oded Apr 5 '13 at 11:52

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How are you ordering them? There are additional tabs to sort these lists, so it is possible that Chromium saved a different sort order. By the way - what do you mean by "interesting" section? Where is that? – Oded Apr 5 '13 at 10:09
Any chance of a screenshot to help identify the cause? – JonW Apr 5 '13 at 10:10
@JonW, screenshot incoming! and Oded, I am not ordering anything, it basicly is the Stackoverflow homepage. – Daanvn Apr 5 '13 at 10:11
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We are currently trialing an alternative sort order on this page, to show what our algorithm came up with as questions you would find more interesting than simply showing a list in chronological order.

Whether you will be part of the sample or not is random, but also depends on the browser you are using.

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Thanks for the answer but I have another question about this. Is there any way to get the normal sort order back? I personaly prefer the old sort order so I would like to use that. If there is no way to get the old sort order back then I would like to know how long it will take till the trial will be over and you will use this sort order for everyone or keep using the old order. – Daanvn Apr 8 '13 at 9:24
@Daanvn - I don't believe we have a way to opt-out of our A/B testing at this time, sorry. When the experiment is over, things would either go back to how they were before, or everyone will see the change. – Oded Apr 8 '13 at 9:59
Allright, then I will just try to adapt to this and I'll see what happens when the experiment is over. Thanks again for the response! – Daanvn Apr 8 '13 at 10:04

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