There is the most down voted post on SO I found. However, when I sort by votes and go to the last page (I choose 50 questions per page), I don't see it. Why?

  • Interesting: when explicitly adding votes in the search, it is found (right now on page 404928 when using 50 results per page).
    – Arjan
    Jun 8, 2014 at 19:16
  • @Arjan This is how I found this question ))
    – nicael
    Jun 8, 2014 at 19:18
  • Well, this is a bug... related to this but different since that other report is for Meta. That said, you better post this on MSO, not here. Jun 8, 2014 at 19:18
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    I think it nicely fits here, @ShadowWizard.
    – Arjan
    Jun 8, 2014 at 19:19
  • @Arjan why? It's specific to Stack Overflow. (+1 from me regardless, as it's a weird bug :)) Jun 8, 2014 at 19:20
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    I'm quite sure the bug (or feature) is in the software that powers all sites, @ShadowWizard.
    – Arjan
    Jun 8, 2014 at 19:21
  • @Arjan more like in some permanent caching, don't think it's in code. Anyway, let's hope the team will have a look and fix it, no matter where it's posted. Jun 8, 2014 at 19:22

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The question has a Historical Significance lock, which

completely freezes a question and its answers, preventing all further editing, voting, answering, and flagging. It will also remove it from the usual lists of questions on the site

It can be found via /search, but not by browsing the list of /questions (no matter how the list is sorted).


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