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Answer in question: http://stackoverflow.com/a/12827086/825789

I have the answers sorted by votes, but strangely the answer marked as accepted is listed last. The top answer is the one with most votes:

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I've never seen that happen before. Is it because the answer was posted by the asker, or is it a bug?

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marked as duplicate by Al E., bfavaretto, Bart, BoltClock's a Unicorn May 3 '13 at 19:12

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Self accepts aren't pinned to the top. –  Mysticial May 3 '13 at 18:48
    
Also: Accepted answer subject to random sorting –  Al E. May 3 '13 at 18:50
    
Okay, thanks. Voting to close as duplicate too. Or should I delete it? –  bfavaretto May 3 '13 at 18:51

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

By design. The accepted answer is by the question asker, so it sorts based purely by votes rather than being forced to the top.

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I suspected that right before posting this question... –  bfavaretto May 3 '13 at 18:49

When an accepted answer was posted by the person who asked the question it is not shown first; it is shown where the votes on it would put it.

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When the OP writes an answer and accepts it, it is not automatically pinned to the top. It behaves like there is no accepted answer at all.

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