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Difference in sorting recent close and reopen votes

On the Tools page for "Recent Votes", the sorting of votes is different for "Close Votes" and "Reopen Votes". Close votes are sorted from oldest to newest and Reopen ...
Rick Smith's user avatar
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What is the sorting order of the names of custom filters?

I can see that alpha characters are sorted case-insensitively in ascending alphabetical order. What about other characters - how would they be sorted compared to alpha characters?
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Add an option to sort answers by the viewer's previously cast votes

Motivation: When I sort by highest score, what I really want is that by default, what other people found the most useful is at the top, because I'm in a mode where I want to find things that will be ...
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“Hide Communities“ list should be sorted alphabetically in site name order, not site URL order

In your profile there is a Hide Communities list that lets you configure which communities show up on your profile page. The list displays all the sites you have an account on. It presents their names ...
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Default sort order for answers does not stick

There have been lots of questions about the sort order for answers on questions, but the most recent relevant ones seem to be from at least four or five years ago and are possibly not relevant anymore....
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Saved Lists sorted by Activity doesn't display when the latest activity occurred

Lists of Saves can be sorted by: Score, Activity, Views, Newest, or Added. The sorting of the posts seems to work fine, but... For example, if sorted by Activity, the list shows when the posts were ...
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Network Profile: Top Questions are scored by upvotes only, but Top Answers by total + -? [duplicate]

Is this intentional? Both the question and the answer received (n + 1) upvotes and 1 downvote. On the Network Profile page, the net score is reflected on the answer, but not the question. The ...
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What's the order of posts in bounty offered tab?

The order of posts in my offered bounties look like this: I don't get it, what's the sorting criteria used here? Post position Offered time first 2023-01-20 10:04:25Z middle 2021-03-15 13:55:51Z ...
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For paginated results, add a way to type the page number to which to navigate

I'd like to request a feature addition where navigating to the page of the result I desire to view (in any SE website) is able to be done by simply entering the page number of the results page you ...
冥王 Hades's user avatar
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Add a way to sort results by date on https://stackexchange.com/search

Feature request: add a way to sort results by date on https://stackexchange.com/search (e.g., date of post and date of last activity).
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Order of completed contests and promotions seems random

I was looking at the page of Completed Contests and Community Promotions and apparently the order in which past events are shown is random. It is not ordered by date nor in any seemingly alphabetic ...
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How are the lists of saves ordered?

When I am saving a question to a specific lists, how are is the list of my lists sorted? (To some extent I am asking out of curiosity - regardless of the ordering, the lists are usable just fine.) For ...
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Is there a plan to provide the Trending sort option to sites other than Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow has recently unveiled the Trending sort option, that weighs votes cast recently heavier than those cast earlier, in order to promote fresh answers showcasing new techniques over stale ...
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"Sorted by" dropdown is further right-aligned than the answer area on Q&A pages

The sorted by dropdown is not aligned with the rest of the answers page: You should add the class post-layout--right to the <div class="answers-subheader d-flex ai-center mb8"> div ...
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When JavaScript is disabled, sort orders other than "votes" are buggy

I normally browse Stack Exchange with JavaScript disabled, and reading, searching, etc. mostly work just fine in that context. However, sort orders other than "votes" are broken, for users ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
Jitendra Singh's user avatar
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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 ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
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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 ...
Nick is tired's user avatar
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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: ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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,...
Gabriel Petersson's user avatar
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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 ...
Pixelated Fish's user avatar
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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 ...
publicdomain's user avatar
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1 answer
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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: ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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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 ...
Craig  Hicks's user avatar
22 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Nick is tired's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
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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 ...
cowlinator's user avatar
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Allow sorting flags by handling time instead of flagging time on the flag history/summary page

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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