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What is the sort order of the answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are answers sorted? In a question, I see that each time I refresh the page, the answers were placed in a different order. The question has 3 answers each with zero votes. ...
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Randomize answer ordering during first 15 mins to prevent “hasty upvoting” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What has happened to the sorting of answers on stack overflow? As I understand it, the OP cannot accept an answer within first 15 mins (or some time limit like that). I assume ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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What is FGITW and SCITE?

I only read Meta every so often but I've seen lots of talk about SCITE and FGITW. I have no idea what these are! Can someone please define and explain these abbreviations?
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Please return to the old sorting by time method of answers with the same number of votes

The responses from this question: What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? Seem to indicate disagreement with this change. Please return the sorting system to the way it was ...
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How to give some boost to some really good answers that arrive late?

It happens sometimes to receive or see a very good answer that arrives very late and that would deserve more upvotes. What can be done to give a boost to them? I would happily spend some of my ...
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What should be done to people who downvote strategically?

In the infamous 6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast Some real bad advice was dished out in #2 Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically. The thing that really annoyed me is: If you ...
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Can we please have transparency in new code releases for the SO sites?

Given the huge resentment that is out there for the change in sort order for responses, I think that a problem has been identified. The community wants to feel that they own the site. Some of the ...
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Possible solution to the vote ordering controversy

There has been a fair amount of controversy over the recent change to the default sorting of answers, going from a vote- and time-based system, to a purely vote-based system that randomizes the ...
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How are the answers with equal up-votes arranged on a page in SO?

There should be some ordering. And I just checked, it is not according to the time the answer was given. What is the ordering?
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Why is the question's top answer different when I log in?

There's this question on English Language & Usage. When I visit it, while not being logged in to EL&U (but I am logged in to Stack Exchange and all other sites, if that matters), I see, that ...