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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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1answer
433 views

How are answers with the same vote score sorted?

When a new question is asked how are the answers sorted? I just answered a question and there were two other answers. All three answers have 0 votes and no edits. Immediately after I answered my ...
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3answers
427 views

What does the “link” thingy do?

If I hover over the the "link" thingy at the bottom of an answer I get the tooltip "permalink to this answer". What does that mean and do? I ask this because a) I don't know, b) because I want a ...
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2answers
686 views

Pagination might cause permalinks to open the wrong page, no matter what sorting is used

Very often, but not always, clicking the permalink of the 30th answer on some page (using whatever sorting), gets one to the page after that answer, where then obviously the #anchor of the linked ...
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2answers
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“Least recent first” instead of “Most recent first” answer ordering

Edited: When sorting by Votes, all else being equal (up votes / whether answer has been edited or not / how many comments the answer has, etc), I think answers are ordered in "most recent first" ...
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3answers
341 views

Real random ordering of answers

Reading good questions with lots of answers can be a lot of fun, but I always feel that there must be so many good answers buried in there, written by people that simply came too late. When there are ...
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4answers
154 views

Random sort order results in answers being “lost” as the user changes to a different page

If a question has multiple pages of answers and the set of answers that span the page boundary have the same vote totals, when you click the next page button you might miss an answer as the random ...
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2answers
94 views

How can I determine the beta status of a Stack Exchange site?

Is the Game Developers site in open or closed beta?
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2answers
66 views

Answers are not sorted properly

I don't know if I'm having a slow internet connection but I'm still reporting this. Sometimes the answers to my questions are not sorted properly. Having 3 answers in my questions, when I refresh the ...
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1answer
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Don't use random as secondary sorting for multi page questions

When looking at deleted questions with many answers, and answers with the same score span page breaks, which ends up on which page changes all the time. And that's very annoying. Don't do that. Jeff ...
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1answer
115 views

Sorting order of Answers having same votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are answers sorted? On default sort by votes tab, how are answers with same votes sorted?