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For questions related to the sort orderings of questions, answers, and other lists on SE sites.

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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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What sorts of order in hot questions tab? [duplicate]

In hot questions tab Hot Questions, I can't determine which sorts of order was invoke. By hoverring on hot tab , below message was appeared. Questions with the most views,answers and votes over the ...
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Differences between 'activity', 'newest', and 'added' under the favorites tab?

Do casted votes count as activity? Do comments? Does the editing of a question affect its position under newest? How is added sorted? Some tool-tips wouldn't hurt.
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Clicking on a link to a comment/answer should reposition the page more intuitively

I would like to suggest improved behavior for hard-linking comments and answers, in order to improve the flow of UX. The intent of the suggestion is to make the linked content visible while avoiding ...
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Is the order of answers with equal votes still random?

Is Jeff Atwood's comment still up-to-date? Will the order of answers be random if the score is equal or is there an algorithm implemented?
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Self accept answer ordering incorrect in Android app

If you view Can I make two wireless routers communicate using the wireless? on the Android app, the accepted answer is "pinned" at the top. But since the accepted answer is from OP, it shouldn't be ...
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Advanced topic search

I would like to help this community by giving quality answers to as many questions as I can during the downtime at work or in the evenings at home, but I am only experienced in programming in certain ...
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Questions orders isn't correct

Sometimes when I am searching for two or more tags to filter questions, for example java & swing, order by newest, but on first page I can see too old questions, see my screenshots from first ...
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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 ...
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How are “active” answers sorted?

What is the algorithm used by which SE sorts answers by "active"? How do number of votes, creation timestamp, and updated timestamp factor into the algorithm?
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Sort by vote is broken (again)

I'm not sure how this relates to previous bug reports, but since Grace Note asked me to I'm posting this. Sort by votes is broken on Arqade. On page 5 for instance I see this: The last post on page ...
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Selecting interesting questions by means of more sophisticated analysis

I’m thinking about possibility to make more sophisticated SE data dumps analysis in order to select most interesting questions. Maybe not a problem for SO because huge number of questions have 3-...
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Finding Featured Unanswered Posts [duplicate]

How to sort questions which are unanswered AND featured? If you want to display unanswered you can type http://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=unanswered and http://stackoverflow.com/questions?...
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Add sorting options for search results [duplicate]

On opening a site feed, sorting options are available for questions. These however, are not available after entering a search query. It should be possible to sort search results just like in the ...
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Sorting selected questions

How do I get "unanswered/my tags" questions sorted by date, not by votes, like "questions/newest"? If this is not possible now, please consider this as a feature request: make it possible to sort ...
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How to find unanswered questions with two specific tags, or sort them by the OP's reputation?

Is there a way to get all the questions which are unanswered and matching two or more tags? For example, I want to get all the unanswered questions with the java and regex tags. Is there a way to sort ...
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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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In question lists, show the date relevant to the sorting method

In question results list, the dates/timestamps should be shown the same way as they are on the site. I.e., when sorting by newest, then show the "asked" date, but sorting by activity should show the ...
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Sorting questions by date doesn't seem to be working properly for less popular tags

I have 3 tags that I actively follow: css, sass, and flexbox. Questions seem to sort correctly under the CSS tag just fine, but it is an extremely active tag. The other tags aren't that active and ...
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Should undeleting an answer leave its age for sorting purposes unaffected?

I recently answered a question on SO that was a couple of hours old and had no answer. I later came back and found a second answer sorted before mine based on age. After investigating, I saw that the ...
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Are answers no longer sorted by vote count [duplicate]

I am not sure when this happened (or if its just my imagination), but lately I've been noticing that answers aren't sorted by their vote counts. I noticed this on couple of questions that I answered ...
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Sort comments on my profile by votes [duplicate]

I would like to sort my comments by votes. My hope is to find my old obsolete comments and delete them when they don't add value to the posts. I assume that if they have an up vote at all, they are ...
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Add the ability to sort Data Explorer search-query-by-name results by views and by number of favorites

When you search for a query in Data Explorer, you are directed to the "recent" tab, the search results are sorted by date (most recent first). If I click on the "popular" tab after the search, I would ...
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Sorting questions by votes doesn't work?

I was reading this "interesting" question asking what a for loop is. Needless to say it got many downvotes very fast. Somebody in the comments said: Congratulations. In nine minutes, your question ...
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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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What approach should I take to find the oldest question on a stack exchange site? [duplicate]

How do I find the oldest questions (such as the first asked question by anyone) on a stack exchange site. Was having a look through a users profile on Ask Different and had the idea to see who asked ...
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Sorting of accounts in profile summary

Almost every section in the profile summary page can be sorted. We can sort the questions and answers by age, activity, or votes We can sort badges by class, name, or age We can sort bounties by ...
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Allow sorting questions in the featured tab by favorite/ignored tag

Please consider letting us order featured questions in a way that is based on your list of favorite and ignored tags: Favorites-First Sort - orders questions that have one or more tags among your ...
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Global site drop-down in the top left should be sorted alphabetically

The global site list is sorted by reputation first, and then randomly. This was to encourage discovery of new sites. This list should be sorted by reputation first, and then alphabetically to make it ...
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Sort answer by oldest broken?

The tooltip when hovering mouse over "oldest" says "Sort answers in the order in which they were provided" but today I found this doesn't always work. Is it because I edited my answer and this ...
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Add filtering and/or sorting to flags responses [duplicate]

Following Tim's answer. Would it make sense to add filtering and sorting to https://stackoverflow.com/users/flag-summary/id page? Currently the only information user effectively gets is the amount ...
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arrows not updated when ordering open source projects in careers profile

When using the arrows on the right side to change the order of your open source projects the arrows are not updated properly. The first and last initially just have a down and up arrow respectively. ...
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making the “unanswered tags” section useful

I want the ability to quickly find a question I can answer. To speed up that process, I want to first filter to "C#" OR "Design-Patterns". Those are two broad categories where I have some chance of ...
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Answers with equal votes but one is accepted [duplicate]

OK I think a feature has been added recently to SO (and probably other SE sites) that answers are by default sorted according the votes, regardless of the accepted answer, so the accepted one could be ...
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Is it possible to view a user's questions in ascending order instead of descending order?

I want to create a permanent link to the most-downvoted questions that I've written, so that I can find out which of my own questions (and which specific types of questions) have the most downvotes. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Frequent question sort excludes the default personalized links?

In What makes a question appear under 'frequent'? I describe in more detail what the "frequent question sort order" is all about (in comparison to What's the 'Frequent' sort ...
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Different results for lowest score depending on filter setting [duplicate]

I was doing something which many stackoverflow users at some point were curious about by searching for a really low scored question. While doing that, I was taken aback by the fact that the search ...
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Consistent tabs, sorting, and filtering

While fixing a small UI fail on one of the tag info pages recently, the inconsistency in tabs, filtering, and sorting finally got to me. As I'm sure you are all aware, we use tabs throughout the site ...
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Are questions with no answers, no votes and no views interesting?

Listening to the latest podcast, I followed the advice to get an incognito window and look at Stack Overflow as a brand new user: None of the questions have any votes, only one has an answer, and ...
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Consider deletion when sorting answers by votes

Possible duplicate of Please sort deleted answers to the bottom (except that it is marked status-completed): When sorting answers by votes, a deleted answer might show up before an undeleted answer ...
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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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Sort highly-voted self-answers at the top

I know that accepted self-answers are not sorted at the top of the page to prevent cheating, but I think that if the answer is voted highly enough, it should be displayed at the top. For example, this ...
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Answer Sorting different Behavior [duplicate]

Recently I have seen the popular answer of Jon Skeet on this question, I found out that Jon Skeet answer it in just 16 minutes so, to look whether someone replied earlier than Jon Skeet I sorted by ...
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Newly posted answers loaded through AJAX don't obey sort order

When a question is first posted on a busy site like SO, and one is viewing the question or composing an answer, new answers are notified by something like the following (don't remember exact wording): ...
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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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Reorder questions - oldest unanswered at the top

If you recieve no answer within a few hours your question easily drowns as new questions float into the never ending stream. Hence, your question is outdated really fast - and keeping it alive by ...
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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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