I was just checking out who earned the most of the new badges that were announced this week. I have a SEDE query for this which sorts by default on the number of sites you earned a badge. I noticed that when I run it for the harder badge, Lifeboat (awarded to 1089 users on the network), I can click on the column headers to change the sorting:
However, for Lifejacket, awarded to 10104 users (which is less than SEDE's maximum of 50000), sorting the results doesn't work:
(I am aware that I can just change the
ORDER BY in the final
SELECT statement, but then I need to maintain two queries. Also, I can make the sorting depend on another parameter, but I'm too lazy ...)
@rene points out in the comments that it's a deliberate choice and blindly increasing this number may still lead to performance problems with 2019's browsers. Therefore, it's now a formal feature-request to redesign the grid (or implement another library) so that sorting is always possible.