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What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Has the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow been changed? Because I've realised that the answers aren't sorted by Votes -> Time anymore, and they are sorted in a different way. It appears the ...
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6answers
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If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense?

I don't want to be like the little kid that got beat up at school and runs home crying to mommy, but I just got tactically downvoted in a question. Someone else posted a virtually identical answer to ...
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4answers
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Searching Questions with n-Pages of Answers

I just opened up a question with 10+ pages of answers. It was more of a poll-style question, but it was one I wanted to participate in. I'm not a big fan of duplicate answers (adds more noise than ...
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6answers
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Acceptable solution for 'answer copying'?

I am sure this scenario is familiar to all of you. You click an unanswered question and after reading the question, you want to help and answer. After you answered, you remain the first and only ...
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6answers
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To whom should we give credit?

Sometimes I answer a question, and later see that other people who answered before me have edited their answers to roll my answer into their own. When I borrow part of someone else's answer, I always ...
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4answers
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Is anyone else experiencing random times where the CSS styling disappears on any SO site?

Currently I am posting this on a page without any CSS style. Anyone else experiencing this? I am using Firefox 3.5.2 and have tried refreshing (CTRL + F5) multiple times, even closing the browser. I ...
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3answers
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When is it ok to send a user to the penalty box?

I was wondering what's the etiquette about this. The comments in this question made me wonder if moderators had any guidelines regarding "boxing". I was under the impression that this measure was for ...
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2answers
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Getting 403 Forbidden when I try to access SO, Meta and SU

I've had an account with Stack Overflow for about seven months and was able to access my account from work without any difficulty until two weeks ago. At first, Firefox started to load blank pages (...
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2answers
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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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4answers
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How do I identify answer piggy-backing

I heard it is possible to gain huge reputation on StackOverflow without knowing anything. All you do is just piggy-back on other user's answers. Is there any way to categorically determine if someone ...