I've been browsing MSE for quite some time and I'm familiar with the fact that,

All tags under a question follow the rule that, mandatory tags come first (), followed by red mod tags. Regular (white) tags come last.

However this question has its red mod tag going to the last. I'm afraid this is a "general" bug that occurs on more questions.



Although the shot is taken from a mobile, this bug affects desktop view, too.

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    Here is another, rather rare exception (on Meta Stack Overflow).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jul 28, 2017 at 7:36

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A long time ago, tags didn't used to get auto-sorted by popularity, nor were the required and status tags sorted to the front - they just appeared in whatever order you entered them. The feature to auto-sort wasn't added until after the particular edit was made.

  • Hello mod. I see you modified the post mentioned in my question and it's fine now. How did that work? Jul 28, 2017 at 12:16
  • Any edit to a question's tags will cause them to be reordered. So I just added a random tag and then removed it seconds later.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jul 28, 2017 at 14:10
  • I think we have a dirty fix: Simply edit its tag and the problem exists on one less question. You should totally drop that and try jQuery. Jul 28, 2017 at 15:52

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