Many a times when I keep refreshing pages to find questions I can answer, I see that, in some pages, all the questions have the same number of up votes! I don't think the questions have actually got the number of up votes as shown.

First time, I saw all the questions had 7 votes in a page. I thought that was just coincidence, But the same thing occurred twice or thrice again.

I think this is a bug? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Here's an example (This happened today) :

All the questions have 2 votes

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    Has its happened "many a times", or just "twice or thrice" plus one? Out of how many page views in total? Are you sorting by number of votes? Is there anything to suggest it's not a consequence of sorting by number of votes, not coincidence, and not selective memory?
    – 410 gone
    Dec 27, 2013 at 11:27
  • It has happened 4 times now. I just started using StackOverflow last week even though I registered months ago. So maybe in future, it'll occur many times... And no, not sorting by number of votes. Sorting by 'No answers' Dec 27, 2013 at 11:32

1 Answer 1


[OP mentions in comments that they sort by 'No Answers']

Sorting by 'No Answers' sub-sorts the list by 'Number of upvotes'.

Therefore the behaviour you observe is inevitable.

  • That must be the case! Thanks for correcting me. :) Dec 27, 2013 at 11:38

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