Answer in question: https://stackoverflow.com/a/12827086/825789

I have the answers sorted by votes, but strangely the answer marked as accepted is listed last. The top answer is the one with most votes:

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I've never seen that happen before. Is it because the answer was posted by the asker, or is it a bug?


3 Answers 3


By design. The accepted answer is by the question asker, so it sorts based purely by votes rather than being forced to the top.

  • I suspected that right before posting this question...
    – bfavaretto
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 18:49

When an accepted answer was posted by the person who asked the question it is not shown first; it is shown where the votes on it would put it.


When the OP writes an answer and accepts it, it is not automatically pinned to the top. It behaves like there is no accepted answer at all.

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