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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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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 ...
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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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Search / Answer sort order preference

In both Question/Answer Searches, and Answers to Question, there is sort metrics (i.e., Active, Oldest, Votes) I realise that the URL is appended with the sort order when clicking on the various ...
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New Sort: "Popularity" (Votes / Views)

The Problem for Answers: Suppose a new question comes in and has 20 views on it before the first answer is submitted. The first answer is decent, so when the question hits 520 views it has 10 votes, ...
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Careers' Favorites Page Sorting Is Broken

I was on the Careers Favorites page again today, and found out that your list of favorites is always sorted by "Date posted" no matter what you select. Changing it to "Job title" ...
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Sort favorites by number of answers and stars

The favorites tab includes the following columns: Star count Votes Answers Views Content The list is sortable by Votes and Views. It would be great if it were also sortable by Answers and Star count....
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How to find questions or answers with most votes in a specific tag?

How to find questions or answers with most votes in a specific tag? I think this would be very useful to find best answers or best questions.
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How to find out which question is mostly viewed in SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sort option: most views In the SO home page, the questions are sorted by newest(time), featured(bounty), faq, votes, active, unanswered. Is it possible or is there any option ...
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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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Sort questions by down vote

When you are on Questions tab and click on "votes" tab you will see questions sorted by upvote. Is there any way to do other way round. I know no one want to see questions which are downvoted but ...
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Add an option to sort meta answers by upvotes only?

Can we get an option to sort answers by upvotes only? Sometimes I want to view answers based on upvotes only and to ignore the downvotes, particularly since many users don't realize that downvotes ...
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Sorting questions by difficulty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a difficulty rating for questions? How about being able to sort questions by the OPs ranking? That way I could for example find easy questions to answer or difficult ...
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Pagination on top of the questions tab

Currently, I have selected 50 questions per page and the pagination bar seem to be too far down the page. Is there a way to make the pagination bar appear on top of the answers list? And the sorting ...
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Sort result by oldest or most votes for answer when searching for duplicate

Apologies if this is a duplicate, there was a huge amount of noise when I searched META for most votes answers to find how to sort a search by the oldest or the one with the most votes for the answer ...
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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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Random Unanswered question sorting

I think that a feature that sorts all the unanswered questions randomly would be good, as long as it reordered everything every time the page is refreshed. I often browse the newest page, only to ...
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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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Tag order by frequency

Tags in questions are ordered by frequency accourding to that post. I noticed a question of mine does not follow that order (if frequency is equal to the number of followers of a tag). If I am ...
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Moving answers with more votes to the top of the list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you sort the answers to a question by number of votes per answer? I have seen that answers with many upvotes still remain at the bottom of the answers list. It is of ...
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Order by reputation appears to be broken in users page

See this: Jon Skeet got 1505 reputation gain, while the other user got only 1500. How come Jon is not first?
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How can I configure answers to be sorted by votes instead of prioritizing the accepted answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accepted answer shouldn't be sorted to the top when sorting by Newest or Oldest On more than one occasion I have found myself fooled into missing key information I wanted ...
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Can we order the items (comments, answers) in activity tab as well?

While it's possible to order some activities in their own 'widgets' (answers and questions may be ordered by votes/activity/freshness), I wonder is it appropriate to be able to sort them in 'activity ...
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Sort tags by subscribers

Here are some tags that that been used at least 20,000 times (placing them in the top hundred most frequent tags). I also counted their subscribers (people who have favourited it), and calculated the ...
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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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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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How are questions with equal votes sorted?

I just noticed that when you sort questions by votes, the questions with the same amount of votes are not ordered randomly. I am not saying that this is bad or wrong, I just want to know what is the ...
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Sorting the question list by number of views [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sort the questions by the number of views? Currently users can view questions sorted in several ways like by date, by activity, by votes. But users cannot sort ...
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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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Accepted answer does not always appear at the top [duplicate]

I just recognised that an accepted answer does not always appear first, at the top of the other answers (for example here). Sometimes it does, but if I reload the page the two answers change their ...
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Remember last selected sorting option for review content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Review tools: how to configure preferences permanently? In an earlier question I asked whether or not the ordering of content within the review panel could be remembered. The ...
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Is it possible to remember disabled random ordering when reviewing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Review tools: how to configure preferences permanently? When reviewing questions or answers, sometimes the content presented to me has a random ordering. At the bottom of the ...
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Sort Users by Score with respect to a Tag?

Is there a way to sort users under a certain tag? For example, if I want to see all users who have answered questions tagged iphone in order of their iphone-specific score, how would I do it?
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Can the sort order in the review tab be added for all the time tabs?

In the review tab, under "first answers", "low quality" etc... for the "day" tab, there is a sort order box: However, under "week", "month", etc. there is no such ordering. Can this be added to the ...
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Meta sort not by votes?

I was browsing Meta as I sometimes do to keep myself up to date on the community and looked at this question: A badge that rewards "prophetic" downvoting As I scrolled down, I noted a ...
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Bring back the 'newest' sort order for answers

I am not advocating removing any existing sort, but please also bring back the newest sort order for answers. Newest is the best sort order there is for finding the best answer. The reason for this ...
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Don't use random as secondary sorting for multi page questions

When looking at deleted questions with many answers, and answers with the same score span page breaks, which ends up on which page changes all the time. And that's very annoying. Don't do that. Jeff ...
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Sort order for Answers by Votes and Oldest

If I choose to sort the answers by Votes there is no suborder if vote count is equal. Wouldn't it be nice if the answers with the same vote count would also be ordered by oldest?

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