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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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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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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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What the heck is going on with the “newest” question filter on the profile page?

Link to my profile page newest tab. Yes, I've read this question. I thought I already knew the answer: activity is most recent activity (answers, comments, edits) newest is ordered by when the ...
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Sort badges by gold/silver/bronze and earned/unearned simultaneously

Currently, we can sort badges by choosing among "all", "earned", "unearned", "gold", "silver", or "bronze". However, these are not all mutually exclusive categories. It would be nice if we could ...
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Order of Communities in user profile

I noticed that the shown communities on the profile of every user are ordered by the reputation the user has in the different community. But if an user has the same reputation in two communities ...
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How are related questions ordered?

This thread discusses the mechanism for choosing related questions at a high level. I'm wondering how those questions are then displayed on the RHS. Just going through a few examples by hand, it's ...
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Sorting suggested edits stats by rejected sorts in order rather than reverse order

All of the sorts on the suggested edit stats page sort in reverse order (newest to oldest) except for when sorting by "rejected" (10k MSE reputation required). I've reproduced this on four sites ...
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Order of Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I wondered whether there is a order in the list of Stack Exchange sites in the Android application, as Stack Overflow and Super User, the biggest sites (I think so) are on number 1 and 3. So if there ...
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Should rolling back to a previous revision sort question by previous revision date?

Sometimes, a user will make a very insignificant edit to a very old question/answer. Sorting this question at the top of the active questions queue does more harm than good, as it pushes newer active ...
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Do not drop sort mode for the next search

Currently the every new search on the search page drops sort mode to "relevance": Is it possible to leave sort mode unchanged when I only want to refine the search query?
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Sorting SEDE output is unstable

When you sort the output of a Stack Exchange Data Explorer query by a column that contains duplicate values, any rows sharing the same value in the column will end up ordered semi-randomly relative to ...
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Wrong sort order in favorites tab on global profile

The global favorites list is by default sorted by votes. On my list, everything is sorted correctly except for a single question (which, coincidentally or not, is my own): It's not likely to be a ...
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Why are my answers showing lower than usual?

Recently, my answers are showing at the bottom of the page, even though I got good scores on those answers. Android Fragments and animation ProgressDialog is deprecated.What is the alternate one to ...
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Why do upvoted answers sometimes get buried? [duplicate]

It's my understanding that upvoted questions should be on top. But in this page an 1800 upvote answer is halfway down a pretty long page, and the accepted answer is towards the bottom! .gitignore is ...
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Is “hotness” the best way of sorting linked questions in the sidebar?

When viewing What is the most efficient way to deep clone an object in JavaScript? (question score 4042), the "Linked questions" are sorted by hotness, rather than votes. This means that How do I ...
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Filtering answers by time

There are answers on SO that acquired a lot of votes during the years but are now deprecated. The reasons for this might be API change, appearance of a new technology... If a question received a lot ...
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Was the sorting changed? [duplicate]

I just saw a few questions where the accepted answer was not the top answer when sorting by votes. I think that was always the case a few days ago. Did the sorting system change?
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What determines the order of review queues in the new drop-down?

Before the recent changes to the top bar, I'm pretty sure that review queues were always listed in descending order of items pending. Now we have a drop-down preview on the review icon (thanks!), and ...
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Sort Comments on Questions and Answers by highest vote totals

This answer right here: had the solution to a problem I had. However, I would not be able to enact the solution without reading the comment on the bottom. Here is what I ended up doing: Read this ...
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How can I sort “Your Communities” by reputation?

I would like the option to organize sites in "Your Communities" by reputation. As users like myself become active on different sites, changes in reputation can lead to the list displaying in a ...
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Ordering of “My Communities” in the Stack Exchange drop-down menu appears to be broken

I would have thought that someone must have asked this already but apparently not. The ordering of the Stack Exchange drop-down menu is at times [in parts] logical, and then there are random ...
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Site list alphabetic sort is case sensitive

When sorting the site list by name, the sort is case-sensitive, and lowercase sites appear at the end: I don't know where the Russian and Japanese site are supposed to be in that list, but elementary ...
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Why is answer sorting messed up? [duplicate]

Answers are not ordered by 1) accepted 2) upvotes anymore. Why not? It is a pain to have to scroll through 0 upvote answers only to find one with 40 upvotes at the bottom of the page.
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Hidden communities sort order

In the user profile page visible communities sorted by earned reputation. For hidden communities sort order is differs. As far as I see they sorted by hiding time (oldest is first): More over ...
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Show us past community events from newest to oldest

When viewing past community events at /admin/community-events?tab=past (as often happens to copy one for modification and reuse) the list shows up in oldest to newest order. This is not helpful since ...
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What is the “Participation” user sort on Meta sites? [duplicate]

I notice that users on per-site metas are, by default, sorted by something called "participation". I would assume this to be Meta-pseudo-rep, but it seems that someone who has basically no Meta ...
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How are the answers below questions sorted? [duplicate]

I am a little confused since it doesn't seem to be only related with the chronological order. I think that if there are comments made by other users to your answer it helps it to be more visible, but ...
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On the profile page, the order of posts with “votes” sorting is different in “all” and “{post-type}” tabs when you have only {post-type} posts

Let's assume there's a user who has only questions and no answers. Indeed, there're many of these. I'll pick one and go to their profile page. I sort the posts by votes. Then I compare the order of ...

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