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Why are heavily-downvoted accepted answers still listed first? [duplicate]

The answer that sparked the question is this one where the answerer provided a completely wrong answer to the question and was consequently heavily downvoted. However, the answer seems to have ...
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Accepted answer on very popular question not in the first place [duplicate]

On this very popular question on Unix.SE: Why does man print "gimme gimme gimme" at 00:30?, the answer by Marnanel Thurman (with approximately 1.6k votes) shows before the accepted answer (...
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Would encouraging votes on new answers improve chronology independence?

Chronology Independence is a concept I'm introducing related to the correlation between answer popularity and the order and gaps in time between answer submittals. Imagine three nominees for the ...
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Order of answers [duplicate]

How is the ordering of answers done? in this question, there are 2 answers as I am writing this question. This answer having 40 votes is not on the top instead another answer having less votes. How ...
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Accepted Answer Below Other Question? [duplicate]

I was looking at this question, and noticed that: The accepted answer was below another answer. It's not like the other answer had more votes, it had the same amount of votes. The accepted answer is ...
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Create a new answer order that considers vote count, how old it is, and answer count [duplicate]

This proposal tries to solve How can we make good answers to old questions float to the top? If a new answer to an old question with lots of answers gets a few upvotes, it is a strong indicator that ...
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How many votes and flags are cast by users preferring particular answer order (active / oldest / votes)?

Answers sort order "sticks", meaning that system stores it somehow, so that it is possible to get statistics related to its usage. I would like to know how many (percentage) of votes and flags are ...
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New vote orderings- default vote order is wrong [duplicate]

I've just noticed that the ordering of answers on questions has changed. Apparently you can now order answers by various criteria, which is fine. But who the hell set "Active" as the default? It ...
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How many users have changed their default Sort By?

I am interested in knowing how many users on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf change their default sorting preferences for answers. More specifically, I want to know what those sorting preferences ...
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Self-accepted answer vs non-accepted answers with same vote count: not ordered randomly on some browsers [duplicate]

[EDIT2] Something is wrong with answer ordering: different versions of Chrome (under different environnments) show different behaviour. Noticed here: How to debug IE9 HTA? WinXP(VM) and Win7, ...
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Encourage users to update accepted answers when significantly outscored [duplicate]

Stack overflow is about getting high quality answers quickly. The way that answers are sorted is intended to help realize that goal. However, occasionally low quality answers find themselves on the ...
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Show highest voted answer at top when OP has a deleted account

My highest voted answer on stackoverflow has taken me a little by surprise and it is currently this one: Javascript global error handling If you visit the link, you'll notice that the OP has since ...
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Answers no longer sorted by score/votes

For me at least, this question has answers that are not sorted by score: Is this normal? I've tried refreshing the page a few times, but the order doesn't change...
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Always show deleted answers last (at the bottom) on *every* tab

I know there are a bunch of requests already in the same vein, and moreover they have also been marked as "status completed", probably by Jeff (for example see here). However, Software Monkey's ...
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What determines the order answers are displayed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are the answers with equal up-votes arranged on a page in SO? I was viewing a page that got 1 answer, then another, then the two switched spots. Neither was edited nor up/...
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Ordering of answers for a question

When we access a question on Stack Overflow, the answers for the question are arranged in such a way that the accepted answer comes first. Then after the various answers are mixed up in the descending ...
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Stable answer ordering while staying fair

Currently answers with equal score are ordered randomly on each page request. I understand that this is intended to make voting fairer. But that the order changes each time you refresh the page is a ...
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Question with answers in wrong order

Whoa, something must have gone seriously wrong here (in terms of answer ordering). Or did I miss something?
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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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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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Fairness of 'answer ordering'

Partly a loaded question, but take as an example: this question I was the second to answer here, yet appear last on the list. There is an identical answer to mine posted that appears above mine, ...
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Anyone interested in learning more about Stack Overflow?

In the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory, Brian J. Taylor, David D. Jensen and Huseyin Oktay (me), performed an analysis of the Stack Overflow website. Here is the summary of our findings: Our analysis ...
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Don't shuffle deleted answers (for anyone, not just mods)

I was rather surprised to discover somebody already brought up this exact thing and it was marked as complete. Jeff said: for mods and pseudo-mods (10k rep users) we now sort deleted answers to the ...
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Answer order when asker answers his/her own question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer? In this question on SU, the asker answered his own question, but the answer didn't get bumped to the top, even though ...
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If no answer has upvotes, should the one with fewest edits appear first?

I listened to the podcast where Joel and Jeff talked about which answer should appear first in the list. Originally they had it set up that the one posted first would appear first, then they changed ...
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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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Deleted answers should get sorted at the very bottom of the answer list

Deleted answers should be shown at the bottom, always. Now they get shuffled just as regular answers.
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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 ...