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Ignore “The” when sorting sites alphabetically

On the Stack Exchange list of all sites, sites whose names start with "The" are sorted accordingly. It is common practice to ignore "the" and other similar words when sorting alphabetically. I ...
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Add sort option to search

There are a lot of feature requests based on sorting a set of questions, gathered by tabs or by searching, like this one. How about we add a sort: option to the search box, for example sort:newest ...
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Reverse sort for question feeds and search

Is it possible to allow users to select the direction sorting is applied in for /questions and /search? Something like http://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=newest?direction=desc. In terms of UI, ...
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Order my accounts by recent activity

On the profile page, it would be fine if the accounts could be ordered by recent activity. I have 10 accounts across the Stack Exchange network and was recently very active in an account with a low ...
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I would like some order please (sites list in Filtered Questions rule)

When adding new rule in Filtered Questions, I get this for the list of all sites: This appears to be totally random. If I want to find a site, I must use the browser's search, or just scan the ...
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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 profile: please weight sites for “top posts” list so big active sites don't flood the list

I would like to see some sort of site-based weighting for the "top network posts" section on the new profile page. Right now this is a list of top posts by raw vote count without any other ...
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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 many users have changed their default Sort By?

I am interested in knowing how many users on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf change their default sorting preferences for answers. More specifically, I want to know what those sorting preferences ...
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Sorting new answers to old questions

I appreciate the mechanisms which help bring attention to new answers to old questions - front page sorting, and the moderation tool explicitly designed for it. But I wonder if we can do more. I'm ...
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Provide an option to sort the “all sites” list on the stackexchange dropdown menu into alphabetical order

I am aware that this topic has been brought up on meta before but I think this is different because I am presenting a solution that makes the feature optional. With over 60 sites sites on ...
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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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Active sorting should put deleted answers at bottom

Currently, active sorting ignores that posts are deleted, unlike other sorts. According to Please sort deleted answers to the bottom, the sort was fixed to sort deleted at the bottom, which applies ...
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Sorting favorites by newest still shows last activity instead of creation date

When questions are sorted by "active", the timestamps and usernames refer to last activity. When questions are sorted by "newest", the timestamps and usernames refer to creation. This makes sense: if ...
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Answer panel sorting when a question gains multiple answers

I had a question open that had zero answers. While it was open, two people answered it. The familiar popup of "2 new answers to this question" appeared, I clicked it, and: The sorting box (active - ...
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Sort Order on the User Filter is Surprising To Me

When filling in the "Type to Find Users" , it seems to sort by exact match and then by reputation when I am on the reputation tab. For example, please consider the following search results: This ...
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It does not seem possible to sort all questions in a tag by votes

We can't sort by votes on the new tag: Even changing the url manually: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/new/privacy?show=all&sort=votes quietly converts the sort order to: https://meta....
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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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Can we better filter and order questions on the website and through the app?

When I open https://stackoverflow.com, I have the following options for viewing questions: interesting, featured, hot, week, month (https://math.stackexchange.com uses “active” instead of “interesting”...
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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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Sorting of flagged questions

The https://stackoverflow.com/tools/flagged page shows all sorts of questions that have been flagged by less-than-privileged users for more privileged users to confirm. This page sucks, mainly ...
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“Example Questions” section in Area51 profile should be sortable by proposal

Neither in the profile, nor on a proposal's site there is a sort order that lets you easily compare the example questions you posted for that question. For example this would be useful to find the ...
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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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Avoid possible CSRF attacks by saving sort selection only when actually clicking

TL;DR: by storing the sort selection (active, newest, votes) in the page itself when getting a querystring parameter, SE is exposing its users to a possible CSRF attack which can change that sort ...
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Order starred chat posts by stars

When I look at the starred posts in a chatroom, they're not ordered by stars, even though the list of posts starred by me is only ordered by stars. I would like the ability to sort all starred posts (...
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Glitch when sorting questions by vote count

Related but different: Sorting questions by votes is broken That was about the order going off after exactly 1000 results, which is not the same as what I'm seeing. On meta, I did this: Clicked ...
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What is the sort order of tags in a CV for Careers2.0?

You can select tags you want to be displayed in your CV in to "Top [10-20-30]%" section. But the order seems to follow the the global SO popularity of a tag (i.e. the number of questions on a tag), ...
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Allow sorting of Area 51 proposals by followers

On Area 51 sometimes I want to find sites that have large amounts of people interested but are having trouble getting off the ground by finding good definition questions. I can just look through the ...
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feature-request: “oldest” sort view instead of “newest”, and going to the end

In question views, and on user pages you can look in order of votes, recent activity, and newest. I'd like to be able to reverse-sort by date stuff was added rather than have to go to the end and work ...
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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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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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Always show deleted answers last (at the bottom) on *every* tab

I know there are a bunch of requests already in the same vein, and moreover they have also been marked as "status completed", probably by Jeff (for example see here). However, Software Monkey's ...
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Should the Featured tab entries be reordered?

Currently, my biggest problem with bounties is that most of the time you have to wait for the bounty to nearly expire before anyone pays any attention to it. On a question I had a bounty on recently, ...
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Sorting user's Stack Exchange accounts

On the users/{user_id}/{username}?tab=accounts page of a Stack Exchange site, all the linked accounts are displayed. It appears that they are sorted by the user's reputation on the particular account....
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Feature request: Chat stars by me ordered by most recent

If I visit http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/info/89/the-tavern-general/?tab=stars&mine=true I get a lovely little list of starred comments, but I can't find the ones that I starred most ...
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Make sort order for questions and answers on user pages sticky

Currently Questions and Answers listings under the stats tab on the user page can be sorted by Recent, Views, Newest and Votes. By default the sort order is by votes. If you select a different sort ...
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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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Add sorting by bounty size to new navigation

The new nav has a special 'sort' option now. Can we have a 'bounty amount' added to these options? Please? So it would look like this: Note: This question is asking for the same thing, but with the ...
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Should “RECENT” be replaced with “ACTIVE” in the sort options?

At first glance, the difference between RECENT and NEWEST when browsing through a user's questions is unclear. If one scrolls over the label, then it reads RECENT: sort by recent activity NEWEST: ...
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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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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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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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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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Bring current site “Hot Question” up in “Hot Network Questions”

I was thinking in the questions presented in the Hot Network Questions and notice that the order they are presented have no relation to the current site you are in because, I think, they are sorted ...
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Clicking on active / oldest / votes causes full postback please ajaxify

I was looking at a question that had a couple of answers. I decided to play with the tabs "active", "oldest", and "votes". I'm not sure why this part isn't making an ajax call to reload the data. ...
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Reddit-like “contest mode” sorting option for meta threads

Reddit has a feature wherein moderators can set threads to be sorted in "contest mode". As the name suggests, it was originally designed for use with "contests", where the userbase is tasked with ...
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Sorting criteria for the view of votes

The favorites tab can be sorted by activity. This sorts based on the last activity date for the entire question (I don't see exactly what field that is on Data.SE - might be a 'fun' join to get that ...
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Add sort by relevance to search jobs

In Careers 2.0, individuals can choose "search jobs" and sort by date posted, job title, and company name. However, Careers 2.0 already knows what tags I'm proficient in, and knows the tags ...
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Is there any way to sort bounty questions?

How to sort recent bounty questions in Stack Exchange sites? I can't see a way to sort questions in the featured-tab. Am I missing something? Any option to sort bounty questions in ascending and ...