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Is it possible to see the list of questions sorted by votes in ascending order - ie see the worst questions first?

I would have thought that clicking twice on the heading would reverse the sort...

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Alternate proposal: Trainwrecks tab. "Come and laugh at the riff-raff." – Anthony Pegram Jun 1 '11 at 14:27
Worst questions first... wouldn't that be votes ASCENDING? – Bill the Lizard Jun 1 '11 at 14:27
oops yes - fixed. :) – Taryn East Jun 1 '11 at 14:50
@Anthony - yes.. though actually I was thinking of a way of finding questions to close, review or edit into shape... :) – Taryn East Jun 1 '11 at 14:50
You missed the body in italics. – Grace Note Jun 1 '11 at 14:51
Yup I sure did ;) – Taryn East Jun 1 '11 at 14:52
@Taryn, if you're trying to find "questions to close, review or edit into shape," why not just use the /review page? – Pops Jun 1 '11 at 14:55
Been there, done that ;) The review page mainly has contributions from new users. Not the old cruft. Though I am also motivated by the "trainwreck" curiosity on this one. – Taryn East Jun 2 '11 at 16:34
up vote 4 down vote accepted

There is currently no way to sort questions by "lowest score first". None of the sort options are reversible.

You can generally get the same effect of reversing a sort by just starting from the last page and moving upwards. So, on votes you can start at the last page to go from worst to best, on newest you can start at the last page to go from eldest first, and so on and so forth. This kind of option is somewhat redundant with adding a new sort order - it's part why we got rid of the "newest" sort option on answers within a question.

The only time this particularly fails is if you're on a search criteria that provides more than 5000 results. In which case, I might suggest giving Data Explorer a try. It won't be necessarily up-to-date, but when it comes to the lowest of the low, it'll probably be pretty accurate.

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In particular, this Data Explorer query does roughly what you have in mind:… – solvingPuzzles Sep 20 '12 at 7:33

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