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When sorting search results by number of votes first item on second page has more votes than last item on first page.

See: http://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=votes&pagesize=15&q=programming http://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=votes&pagesize=15&q=programming&page=2

This returns 15 results per page. On first page the first question has 2330 votes, last question has 228 votes. On second page the first question has 1410 votes

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This is happening due to how we "roll up" to answers in most search cases, however there is a workaround being deployed now that will allow us proper sorting in that roll-up case.

Expect to see this fixed over the weekend (we'll need a re-index pass across all posts on all sites).

Update: This is now rolled out across the network, sorting should work as expected now.

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Seems to have re-occurred: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/167307/… –  Asad Feb 12 '13 at 18:39
    
Nick, this doesn't seem to have been fixed. This question with -19 score, for example, appears on the third page of the highest voted tab with 15 results per page. –  Asad Feb 25 '13 at 0:35
    
@Asad - Link? I have no idea what search you were running :) Also note this question is specific to search results, which are a completely different system than all other question lists on the site. –  Nick Craver Feb 25 '13 at 2:57
    
Here's a link to the first page of the votes tab. Scroll to the bottom, and there's the question with -19 score. –  Asad Feb 25 '13 at 3:00
    
Is this really a bug, or am I just misunderstanding how the votes tab is supposed to work? –  Asad Feb 25 '13 at 4:32
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@Asad that has nothing to do with search, so separate issue (the tag engine we call it)...we're taking a look now as that's definitely a bug, thanks for the report! –  Nick Craver Feb 25 '13 at 11:10
    
Looks like you fixed it! :D If so, could you please leave an answer here and/or mark as completed? –  Asad Mar 5 '13 at 21:16

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