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Filtering tags by name only lets you view them by popularity.

Today I was searching for some tags under Super User's "Tag" tab, and I realized that the tags cannot be sorted by alphabetical order when I clicked on the "name" tab next to the "popular" tab. For example, I'm writing "Server" in the tag search box, it brings the results in tag count order, then I click on "name" tab, and the search results are gone. Then I type "Server" again, but the results are in popularity order although "name" tab is active.

I wondered if the same thing happens on Stack Overflow and Server Fault, and the result was the same after several trials.

I tried these on both IE8 and Firefox 3.6.6.

marked as duplicate by mmyers Jul 15 '10 at 23:19

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  • Known issue. Searching for original bug report... – Jon Seigel Jul 12 '10 at 12:10
  • Gosh, I know I've seen a report for this before, but I can't find it right now. :( – Jon Seigel Jul 12 '10 at 12:16
  • @Jon It's the same thing with User search, perhaps you might be thinking of that? – Grace Note Jul 12 '10 at 12:30
  • The dupe is where it starts and ends up way back with it being the same as searching on the Users page. @jon – random Jul 12 '10 at 12:39
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    @random: This question is not a duplicate of 9666. He mentioned the state retention, but then went on to mention something else which is the main topic in the title. – Jon Seigel Jul 14 '10 at 22:19
  • I agree with Jon. Besides, 9666 is marked as status-completed, but the bug is still present. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jul 15 '10 at 6:49
  • I'm not saying this question isn't a dupe (I'm 99% sure it is), but it's not a dupe of 9666. I've voted to reopen in the meantime. That one is completed though -- one of the proposed solutions was to clear the text box when returning to the page, which is the behaviour I see when I try it now. (Pretty weak solution if you ask me, but nevertheless completed.) – Jon Seigel Jul 15 '10 at 21:41
  • YES! FINALLY! Here is the dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42701/… -- as predicted, it wasn't tagged properly. – Jon Seigel Jul 15 '10 at 22:45

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