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Ordering by Votes seems good to me but i tend to read just the most voted questions and give points to them. Reading a given question, what is your preferred sorting order on answers list and why?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Newest first, almost always - for both questions and answers. That way I'm more likely to see new answers, instead of being drawn towards the ones which have already had more chance to get votes.

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+1. I like newest and then sometimes view active every once in a while. – Josh K Apr 14 '10 at 12:37

Whatever's default.

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thank you for this detailed and insightful answer. – systempuntoout Apr 14 '10 at 10:27
@systempuntoout: I don't really fiddle with the default settings on SOFU simply because I find them good enough. I always go through all the answers, but the ones that have the highest number of votes are the ones that normally interest me the most. If I find something I consider useful, I'll upvote it no matter where it is in the list. Is this better? – alex Apr 14 '10 at 11:18
+1 This is better thanks :) – systempuntoout Apr 14 '10 at 12:28

Ordering by Votes, but I read all the answers, anyway.

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