So I was looking at this question, which has a lot of answers. It is tagged status-deferred, meaning that someone working at Stack Exchange responded to it. However, there isn't a quick way to find an answer by an employee about what's happening with the request.
I think it should be easier to find employee answers, i.e. any written by Community Managers, developers, or people who were employees at the time of writing. Some questions (an extreme example is How do I undo the most recent local commits in Git?) have more than 50 answers. If I were trying to find an official response on a question with this many answers, it could take a really, really long time.
If we had this sorting feature, I'd think it should sort by employee answers with the most votes and then by active — votes to ensure that the best-received official response shows up first and active as a way to avoid the FGITW problem. Using this method, it would sort as:
- jmac's answer (a former employee of some sort) with 129 votes
- Tim Post's answer (Director of Community Strategy) with 8 votes
- kipbits' answer
- Lyndon White's answer
and so on.