Sorry if this is already been brought up before but I couldn't think of any search terms specific enough to find discussions of it.

I was just taking a peek in the deeper levels of the Users tab, just look to see how many pages back I was and when I got pages in the region of 1300 I noticed that for several when more than one user shares the same score their order appears to be selected randomly.

The problem is that in this region there are 5+ pages of people with a 41 reputation and as I clicked forward and backward it wasn't showing me page after page - it shows a page of randomly selected 41 reputation people. I noticed this because three pages deep I saw a username come up again and thought it was strange then I went back to check and THEN when I went forward again the second user wasn't there that time.

I appreciate that the sorting shouldn't be done alphabetically because that just rewards people for having names that start with A but I think the best solution would be to order it by the most recent person to get that score goes at the top of the list.

  • [status-bydesign], I'd say. – kennytm Apr 4 '10 at 20:06
  • It probably was designed this way originally but now there are tens of thousands of users it just makes the long tail of the user page unusable. – rtpHarry Apr 5 '10 at 16:21
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    There are several sub-sorts in place now, ultimately by a unique Id – Nick Craver Mar 21 '13 at 0:02

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