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It seems like answers are normally sorted by number of votes, but I just found a question on StackOverflow that doesn't seem to be: What is the single most influential book every programmer should read?

Is there a way to ask StackOverflow to sort these answers by vote?

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Use the sorting tabs that are in the top right of the answer list. It will use your last setting, so maybe you clicked a link that had a different sort order.

Tabs

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Note that the accepted answer will always be at the top regardless of the chosen sort option. –  Anna Lear Feb 28 '11 at 22:00

There is no way to sort by "number of votes" however, there is a way to sort by "net votes" (upvotes minus downvotes) which is the "votes" tab at the top of the answers list.

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