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Is there a good reason the various Stack Exchanges are not alphabetized in the grid view on the "all sites" main page? [duplicate]

The order of icons on the https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid page appears quite random, and makes searching difficult. Why are they not organized in some useful manner? ADDENDUM: Several ...
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Why does sort by Trending appear to favour recent downvotes over older upvotes? [migrated]

I was reading through the answers to this question with "sorted by:" set to Trending, and noticed something curious towards the bottom of the page; an answer with fairly negative feedback (-...
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Old links to answer sort orders became broken after the change to answer sort tabs

I previously posted this as an answer (10k-only) to the announcement Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, ...
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The new answer sorting menu appears in English even on language specific sites

It appears that the new sorting menu has been rolled out network-wide, but no exception was made for our language specific sites: Stack Overflow на русском (Question from screen capture) Stack ...
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Deleting answers, reloading pages, and changing focus

This question is closely related to the recent changes in answer sort ordering, but I think it’s different enough (or niche enough) to warrant its own question. Here is the workflow: Be a moderator ...
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Capitalization issue in the answer sorting menu

In the answer sorting menu, "Highest Score" is in title case, whereas the other two options are in sentence case: The screenshot provided in Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: ...
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Answer sorting menu is cutting off the bottom part of letters

When sorting things by the default sorting, the 'g' from the word 'Highest' is cut off. I'm using Chrome, at the most recent version (99.0.4844.82), and my zoom level is at 100%. If I zoom out to 90% ...
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Accepting an answer still pushes it towards the top of the list of answers [duplicate]

It has been brought to my attention that, on sites where the Would you like to have the accepted answer unpinned on your site? got applied, accepting an answer does push the answer towards the top of ...
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Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, clearer descriptions

Update (Mar 21, 2022): The dropdown menu for the answer-sorting options is now live. Update (Feb 9, 2022): I've added an additional question in the Feedback section below. Last week, I posted ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options [duplicate]

Update (Feb. 8, 2022): I appreciate all the thoughtful feedback on this post. Your input caused us to rethink some of what we originally proposed. Rather than update this post with all the changes, I ...
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Tools page showing "sort by close votes" while on reopen votes

On 10k moderation tools of stack overflow, there is a tab for "most reopen votes". You could sort by the original close reasons of the post. Or by the number of "reopen votes". But ...
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Instant self-answers are ordered inconsistently

When the "Answer your own question" checkbox is used to provide an instant self-answer, the self-answer has the same creation timestamp as the question, and its ID number is 1 more than the ...
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Why is the non-required tag displayed as the first tag of the question?

In general, for all questions one of the required tags is displayed as the first tag. But for this community wiki question, a moderator-only-tag is displayed as the first tag and the required tag is ...
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Is it reasonable for dupes to appear before the non-dupe in search results? [duplicate]

If you search Stack Overflow for [c++] static block, you get this (as of 2021-11-08): Q: What is static block in c or c++? [duplicate] Q: Static blocks in C++ [duplicate] Q: What's the C++ idiom ...
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Can you sort results from all sites (stackexchange.com/search)? If so, how? If not, why not?

On most SE sites, you can sort search results: However, this sort bar appears to be missing on "search all sites". Is there any simple way to sort results from all sites?
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Sort elections from newest to oldest by default

Currently, the Stack Overflow election page is a bit long, and the elections are sorted from oldest to newest. It takes a bit of scrolling to the most recent result - would be nice to have them sorted ...
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Sorting on user page is broken [duplicate]

If I go to the users page, select "Reputation" and "all", and then type something in the search box, the results are not sorted by reputation: As you can see in the screenshot, ...
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Allow linking to a specific answer sort order on a question without also changing how subsequently-viewed questions are sorted [duplicate]

On the Photo of the Week competition posts on Photography, in order to reduce the benefit of votes on earlier competition submissions posted as answers, links to the competition have the sort-by-...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stack Overflow and many other Stack Exchange sites have changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By ...
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Do deleted answers sort by score among visible answers here on MSE?

Above: sorting by votes (link for the 10k users) No user scripts Do deleted answers sort by score among visible answers here on MSE? Or is it something being rolled out? A bug? It's never been like ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Today we changed the way we sort answers on Stack Overflow. We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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Standardise the order which Review Queues are in across the site [duplicate]

Can the order that the queues appear in on the review page and in the review drop down be made consistent? Right now the review queue page is ordered by size of queue, while the drop down has a static ...
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Has the sort order of deleted answers been changed intentionally?

I was going to request that deleted answers always be placed at the end of the answers list for the people that can see them, when I came across this post which is marked "status-completed": ...
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Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date

Feature request: Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date. That'd be useful when the page contains several questions, e.g. Example of Recently Deleted Questions page: ...
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In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile?

In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile (not to confuse with a similar question regarding the order of the hats on the leader board)? For example, here is the order on my profile: On ...
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How can I sort questions by date(s) on the all-Stack Exchange search results page?

How can I sort questions that are returned to queries on the overall Stack Exchange search (so not a meta site, nor a main site like Stack Overflow), by date? For example, how could I sort the ...
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What is the purpose of ordering answers SOLELY by date? [duplicate]

I find this really annoying and it gets worse all the time. The addition to not only sort answers based on upvotes is great - things get outdated and new answers might keep it up to date. At the start,...
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Searching on users page and sorting by reputation [duplicate]

So I feel like this is either a dumb question or a dupe, but here we go... If I go to the "Users" page on a site and search, and then sort by all-time reputation (as here), I get very ...
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Site list should also be reversely sortable

The list of all StackExchange sites (at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list) can be sorted by Traffic, Oldest, Newest, Questions, Answers, Percent Answered, Users, Questions Per Day and their ...
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Discovering the order of [product-discovery]

This is the front page of Meta Stack Exchange as I'm writing this post: Even though status-review is used less often than the other three tags on that question, it's still listed before it. ...
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Can we sort tags by the average reputation of the user who added the tag?

High-reputation users tend to be more familiar with the site, and are more likely to add useful tags. Low-rep users often add the first tags they think of when writing a question. Thus... Question: ...
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Re: tech questions where correct answers change over time - is there a way to show only the votes after a certain date?

Note: In an act of triage, this question was retitled and edited to become a request for technical support instead of a feature request - yet still be a question to match the high quality answer that ...
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In which order are delete voters shown?

When a post is deleted, a banner is shown indicating which users voted to delete the post: What determines the order in which these users are shown? Often, it seems to be a chronological order (like ...
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Is it possible to sort questions by oldest?

On a site I have a custom filter that lists unanswered questions tagged with my watched tags. There are 500+ questions and I want to review them from time to time. If I sort by newest, the pages will ...
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User Search results not sorted by reputation [duplicate]

The user search feature used to sort users by reputation in the given timeframe both when listing all users and when searching specific user names. This allowed us to find the user with the highest ...
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Why does the accepted answer not come first? [duplicate]

On the question Unity Project doesn't have solution file, if you sort by "votes" or "active", the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) is not the top answer. (At least, this is what I am ...
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Allow sorting flags by handling time instead of flagging time

Sometimes, it happens that my helpful flag counter ends up increasing, but when I check my recent flags, none of them have been dismissed yet. In this case, what has likely happened is that one of my ...
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Why doesn't Stack Overflow sort by votes anymore? [duplicate]

Within the last week or so, I noticed Stack Overflow no longer sorts by number of votes. Aside from the answer with the most votes, which does seem to come first, the rest of the answers seem to be in ...
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Can we add "sortby:OPTION" (ex: "sortby:votes") to search? Ditto for "page:#"

We could use the obvious syntax sortby:OPTION, where OPTION is one of: Relevance Newest Votes Active All it would take to implement this would be to insert tab=OPTION& after the question mark ...
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Way to sort answers by if they are by Stack Exchange employees

So I was looking at this question, which has a lot of answers. It is tagged status-deferred, meaning that someone working at Stack Exchange responded to it. However, there isn't a quick way to find an ...
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Homepage "active" questions sorting glitch [duplicate]

There seems to be a small bug that can cause inconsistent order of the active questions list on the homepage: This is the first time I see that. This was on electronics.stackexchange. The ...
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Why can't I sort SEDE results for some queries?

I was just checking out who earned the most of the new badges that were announced this week. I have a SEDE query for this which sorts by default on the number of sites you earned a badge. I noticed ...
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Show starred posts on chat in chronological order

Sometime recently a change was made to chat to show posts 'starred by me' in order of the number of stars. From time to time I have occasion to star posts in a chat room for reference, and having ...
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Do not put accepted answer at the top automatically

As far as I know the accepted answer is always listed at the top in list of answers despite of the currently selected sorting tab (active/oldest/votes). The only single exception for this rule is when ...
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"Featured on Meta" posts are displayed in what order? [duplicate]

As I am aware featured posts are displayed in the "Featured on Meta" in the sidebar. The order of the posts is different on Meta Stack Exchange and other sites. In what order (post created date, ...
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URLs sorted by "Frequent" crash the app

Tapping on links like this one crash the app, sending me to the home screen of my phone: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=frequent The app doesn’t have a Frequent tab. It still shouldn’...
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Retrieving sequence of Review Tasks Results (within a date)?

Is it possible to know (be sure) the sequence of review tasks results, even though the time data from 'CreationDate' is removed (i.e., there is only date, not time)? Let me explain better. I want to ...
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What is the sorting algorithm used to sort answers in Stack Overflow and similar Stack Exchange communities? [duplicate]

What is the algorithm used here to sort the answers? I am planning to develop sorting for my own community answering website, and this sorting algorithm will be very useful in doing so.
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Profile setting to sort answers only by votes

There is any option in the user profile that allows indicate to the system that, when a question is opened (click on question link), it must present the answers ordered only by votes (regardless of ...
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Is there something wrong with the way Stack Exchange is sorting sites by name?

There seems to be something wrong with the sorting of Stack Exchange sites by name: elementary OS and Русский язык appear in the wrong place at the end of the list.
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