Recently I have seen the popular answer of Jon Skeet on this question, I found out that Jon Skeet answer it in just 16 minutes so, to look whether someone replied earlier than Jon Skeet I sorted by Oldest and found out that Skeet answer is still at top but the fact was that Jacob answered earlier than Skeet, He replied just in 5 minutes. On finding I found out that it was by design that Accepted Answer is always remains at top.

But in this question on sorting it behaves different and it moves the correct answer to bottom by sorting answer time.


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That accepted answer was posted by the user that asked the question. Self accepted answers don't float to the top:

No change in sort order. Normally, accepted answers are “docked” under the question. This is not true for owner accepted answers; they stay in standard sort order like any other answer.

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