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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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Shouldn't the answer with more votes be above the accepted answer? [duplicate]

After reviewing this question... I'd like to make an argument for answers that have attained more votes than an accepted answer always be ranked above when answers are being sorted by votes (the ...
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Can we exempt negatively-scored accepted answers from getting the top spot? [duplicate]

Similar to this request but narrower, I'm suggesting we make a particular exception for negatively-scored accepted answers (those with score less than zero, or some other threshold like -3), so that ...
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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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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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Accepted answer appearing below top voted [duplicate]

On Add year to question and answer dates, sorted by votes, the accepted answer is #3 in order of votes. It appears as number 3 in the list as well. Is this new behavior intended?
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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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Sort option: most views

When I'm looking at questions/tagged/<tag_name>?sort=faq views of SE sites, I often wish I could have a "most views" sort option. Especially if I'm completely new to a tag area and want to come ...
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How do I sort the questions by the number of views?

The question is in the title, how do I sort the questions by the number of view? If not that, I'd settle for any suggestion on how to view the "Most Viewed" questions.
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How can we give some boost to some really good answers that arrive late?

It happens sometimes to receive or see a very good answer that arrives very late and that would deserve more upvotes. What can be done to give a boost to them? I would happily spend some of my ...
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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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Display accepted answers first

It's kind of small but I'd like the ability to view a user's (mine or others') accepted answers before all of the other ones in their answers list.
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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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Please give us the ability to sort "featured" tab by bounty amount

The "featured" tab currently lists questions with open bounties, sorted by the time left until the bounty expires. Could we also add the ability to sort by largest bounty? Sometimes I'm looking for ...
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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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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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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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Filtering, sorting, showing

I would like to have an advance filtering and sorting mechanism. How do other people feel about it and how do the makers feel about it? I would like to filter on: tags (and/or) If questions are ...
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Answer sort order: oldest *and* newest?

Any chance we could have both 'oldest' and 'newest' sort orders? I used to use 'newest' all the time to keep up with new posts on questions that have gathered a lot of responses (or a few long ones). ...
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Add sort by "my votes"

In my daily routine I sometimes find myself re-visit questions I've already read. When there are multiple answers (and approaches to solve something), I remind myself what was my chosen answer in my ...
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How does sorting for answers work? [duplicate]

I understand that the accepted answer is shown at the top and other answers in the order of number of votes. But how does sorting for answers with same score works? I sometimes see that the ordering ...
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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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Show and sort "recently closed posts" list by close time, not post time

The 10k lists of recently closed posts and recently deleted posts have somewhat different styles: I prefer the deleted post list for two reasons: It shows the deletion time, not just the post ...
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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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Sort questions in user profile by "Unaccepted" or "Date accepted"

I think this would go a long way towards encouraging question acceptance, especially if it were the default sorting method. Take this user, for instance. He has (at the time of writing) a 54% ...
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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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New sort mode for tags: most recently edited

I would like to request the creation of a new sorting mode for tags at /tags (in addition to the existing "popular", "name", and "new"): a mode that sorts by the time of the most recent edit to the ...
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"Unanswered" question sort order on profile pages

To help users keep track of (and hopefully get answers to) unanswered questions, it would be useful to have an "unanswered" sort order on a user's profile page. It would order the list of questions ...
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Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

Internally, we've been discussing how we can deal with obsolete or out-of-date answers. A few weeks ago, I requested some feedback on how to encourage edits to these types of answers, while I'm still ...
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Display minutes in the "answered X hours ago" item

If I get more than one correct answer, I want to accept the earlier one. When both answers are posted at the same hour, the site displays something like "answered 2 hours ago." I have no way to ...
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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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How can I see a list of status-completed questions sorted by when they were completed?

I'd like to see a list of "status-completed" questions so I can tell what has changed lately. Right now you can see everything with that tag, and you can sort by date. However, this is the date the ...
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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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