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When I am on the "Tags" tab on stackoverflow, and I sort them by "Name" (sub tab), and then I "Type to find tags", the results I get are good, but they are ordered by popularity when I want them to be in alphabetical order so I can find the right one more efficiently.

Shouldn't I be able to see them in Name order when I filter them?

Here is an example of where the results were a little murky to wade through. Go to tabs, name and find "script" -- there are about 45 tags with script and they are all over the place in terms of order.

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If you associate your accounts you'll get 100 rep. Go to your profile and hit the accounts tab. – Lance Roberts Mar 18 '10 at 18:05
@Lance: Looks like he did already, but he doesn't have enough rep to get the bonus. – Jon Seigel Mar 18 '10 at 18:35
@Lance: That only applies to users with at least 200 rep on one of the two sites being associated. – mmyers Mar 18 '10 at 18:37
@mmyers, ok thanks, didn't realize that he didn't have 200 on SO. – Lance Roberts Mar 18 '10 at 19:05

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It looks like the Tab search box defaults in both the popular and name tabs to sorting by popularity then name.

I think you're right that in the name tab, it should sort by name first.

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OK, we now subsort by the tab you're on. Funny, it's been this way for almost 1 1/2 years and nobody noticed, I guess.

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this change seems to have gotten reverted. The same situation occurs on both the Tags and Users pages. – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 5 '10 at 18:27

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