I opened the page of a question with no answers. Some time later there were answers to the question and the page prompted with 2 new answers.

I clicked it and the answers appeared on the page. However, the control block with options of sorting the answers failed to appear:

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I observed the behavior on Workplace, but I'm sure its the same on all StackExchange sites.

  • I wanted to say that it might be related to randomized answers order for new answers (related to prevent Fastest Gun in the West), but I'm not sure... or I misunderstood your question. – Meta Andrew T. Mar 18 '14 at 8:09
  • @Andrew T., In the case I observed, the oldest answer was the first. But this is just one case. – superM Mar 18 '14 at 8:13
  • @Geoff any details besides the dreaded "deferred"? (which from what I've seen, very rarely becomes planned or completed) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 20 '14 at 20:07

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