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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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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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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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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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Bring back the 'oldest' sort order for answers

Please bring back the oldest sort order for answers, I think we can deal with four different types of sort order. It's helpful if you don't want to have to tool-tip every post to see which got posted ...
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Guest (not logged in) users can only sort questions with specific tag by newest

I think this is platform wide (all SE sites). Logout Choose a tag, eg. java on SO Try to sort questions by something other than newest No matter what sorting is chosen, questions are sorted by ...
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Has the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow been changed? Because I've realised that the answers aren't sorted by Votes -> Time anymore, and they are sorted in a different way. It appears the ...
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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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Finding Questions with the Newest Answers anywhere on Site?

Accessing Questions via your own Newest Answers (or by Votes or Activity) is easy to do using functionality already present on your user profile (see below). However, I have not yet found a similarly ...
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What is the sort order of the answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are answers sorted? In a question, I see that each time I refresh the page, the answers were placed in a different order. The question has 3 answers each with zero votes. ...
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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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Please sort deleted answers to the bottom

Having recently hit the 10k mark I have noticed that people delete answers fairly often. I find that having to sift through all of the deleted answers in a list can be a bit annoying. I feel it ...
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Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer? [duplicate]

The highest-voted answer on this question has three votes, and appears above the accepted answer (two votes). I think it's an amusing coincidence that it just so happens to be a Jon Skeet answer. What'...
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Accepted answer subject to random sorting [duplicate]

I answered one of my questions (see How can I use Microsoft Word's spelling/grammar checker programmatically?) and accepted it but it randomly appears first or second (out of two answers).
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Accepted answers don't float "on top" when self-answered?

On this question, the accepted answer doesn't float on top. Apart from that, the display is correct (i.e. the V mark and the green border) If I sort by "vote", I've got the following answer order: ...
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Sorting answers by activity

I've noticed when a question is re-pushed to the top of the question stack (and thereby making it onto the home page of Stack Overflow) it can be tricky to figure out exactly what about that question (...
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Please return to the old sorting by time method of answers with the same number of votes

The responses from this question: What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? Seem to indicate disagreement with this change. Please return the sorting system to the way it was ...
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Custom ordering for "Stack Exchange All Sites" dropdown

Stack Exchange top bar is quite useful now and I like it. I have a request for custom ordering. There are times when I wish ordering of the top bar is customizable like: Since there are 1 current ...
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Newest tab - sort order is messed up

I watch a number of different tags at the same time using the tag filters and I noticed that today, the sort order of the newest tab seems to have an issue. Towards the bottom of the first page, I ...
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How are accounts sorted in Network Profile if they have the same rep?

How are accounts sorted if they have the same rep? I don't see any logic.
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Massively downvoted questions are still missing from the list of questions

The last page of the list of questions on Meta is currently this question that has a score of -55. Missing from the bottom of the list are: -84 Evaluating the risks of allowing teen moderators on ...
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New users page - reputation sorting incorrect

The sorting on the new users page appears to be incorrect - if it goes from left to right then top to bottom (which appears to be the case for most users), then in some cases the sorting is incorrect. ...
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The accepted answer concept is not useful for sites that are not about problem solving

Stack Overflow was the first SE site, and many mechanisms were designed for SO and not necessarily for all the different sites that came after it. The "accepted answer" concept is one of those ...
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Is there way to sort questions on "unanswered/my tags" page by date?

Is there way to sort questions on "unanswered/my tags" page by date? There is a "newest" tab, but it's shows all questions, not only with my tags.
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Persist sort/filter selections

One feature of the SE sites is that many (most?) of the pages will persist their sort and filtering options. For example, when I click on the Questions link on any of my regular sites in a browser, ...
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Modified answer view based only on votes, not accepted status

I would like to request a slightly modified answer view (currently oldest, newest and votes). I've thought for a long time that the accepted answer has too much prominence, leading to answers that ...
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Please allow a user to sort the experiences on the career site

Just joined Stack Overflow careers and figured I'd chime in and ask for a feature. It appears that the order you insert the "Experience" items in is how they stay. I seem to have put mine in ascending ...
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Possible bug on tagged questions ordered by votes

I was reading the android+notifications tags on SO (ordered by votes, 50 questions per page) and I've noticed that the last question on the first page has 0 votes; clicking on the second page though, ...
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Accepted answer shouldn't be sorted to the top when sorting by Newest or Oldest

When sorting answers to questions it makes sense to sort accepted answers to the top when sorting by votes, but if I want to see the oldest or newest posts, the accepted status shouldn't matter. Sure,...
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Don't put heavily downvoted accepted answers at the top

Currently, accepted answers are automatically put at the top when sorted by any criteria, unless it's by the OP. If an accepted answer is wrong and has several more downvotes than the top-voted ...
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Help us choose a sort order for the Stack Overflow homepage

A overwhelming amount of feedback for Help us redesign the Stack Overflow homepage was: "Keep the way the front page looks, just tweak the question order" Interesting algorithms were suggested by Kip ...
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What's the 'Frequent' sort function?

What is the function of the 'Frequent' sorting option on the Questions tab?
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Sorting questions by votes is broken

When displaying Questions sorted by votes using the following URL (with 15 questions per page enabled!) https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions?page=67&sort=votes&pagesize=15 afte the ...
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Sorting of question in the "active" view is broken

The picture says it all (feel free to add free-hand circles): I had already two different versions of this strange behaviour, having some hours old question in-between the really active ones.
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When, if ever, should voting override answer acceptance for answer sorting?

The accepted answer always appears at the top of the list, regardless of sort order. This can be misleading if the question author accepted an invalid solution and a better solution was proposed later,...
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How do you sort the answers to a question by number of votes per answer?

It seems like answers are normally sorted by number of votes, but I just found a question on StackOverflow that doesn't seem to be: What is the single most influential book every programmer should ...
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Sorting order of featured questions

How are featured questions sorted on Stack Overflow? And can I sort them using different criteria, such as by posting date?
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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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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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What's the difference between "recent" and "newest" sort options in my user page?

When I go to my user page to look through all the questions that I have asked, I am always presented with the following choice of sorting options: "recent", "views", "newest", "votes". While I am okay ...
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Newest sort order for review on smaller sites

On the review page on Stack Overflow, the ordering is random while on the smaller sites with less than 60 questions in review it is by "current" (whatever that means). On the smaller sites could we ...
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Allow higher scoring unaccepted answers to sort above the accepted answer [duplicate]

There are a number of questions related to the sort order between accepted and unaccepted answers. Discussion seems to revolve around the "correctness", "ownership", and default behavior of the site. ...
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Tags to a question should be reorderable

In a recent question I tagged it with what I thought made sense at the time. However once I submitted it and looked at the page title I remembered that tags are now in the title. However the tag in ...
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Why is this accepted answer not listed at the top? [duplicate]

Answer in question: https://stackoverflow.com/a/12827086/825789 I have the answers sorted by votes, but strangely the answer marked as accepted is listed last. The top answer is the one with most ...