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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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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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Order by post confusing

(On order by posts) It seems that, in "order by posts", certain posts are being split in two. The entry still shows "4 events", but both of them expand to eight (the same eight events). Pretty ...
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Allow reverse-order sorting on various lists

I was trying to see my least voted questions in the Answers section of my home page, but found there is no option to see it on top (in reverse order). Although I can choose from three buttons in the ...
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Sorting order of Answers having same votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are answers sorted? On default sort by votes tab, how are answers with same votes sorted?
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Sorting by votes: Isn't logical that accepted answers rank higher than non-accepts?

When running a sort on votes on my profile it appears that the sort order is: Number of votes (descending) Question ask time (descending) I think it is more logical that accepted answers out-rank ...
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Answers for questions are not ordered by votes [duplicate]

I have noticed that now the answers to questions are not sorted by votes anymore. Is this a new feature? For example, this question (though you may need to refresh... random, you know..) I assume it ...
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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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Charts on Questions for Programming Language [closed]

I remembered that the number of monthly questions for each language could be a nice indicator of the programming language popularity, at least here on stackoverflow. Would you consider to implement ...
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Allow sorting questions based on multiple criteria

It seems there should be some way of sorting by multiple criteria. ie I want to sort by unanswered then featured then newest. I've search meta and found lots of questions about sorting by tags, but ...
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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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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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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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Answer sequence leads to non-fair ratings

The answers to questions comes up-down ordered by date ascending. So the first answer always goes upper than next answers. If you investigate a few dozens (or hundreds) questions, you'll find out that ...
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Keep old last activity when going to home page right after answering, or apply sort again

The home page questions are cached, but apparently after posting new answer the last activity is updated even in the cache causing weird behavior: Looks like the question kept its old place, but ...
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Questions missing from Highest Voted Questions

Since the two "questions" NSFW proposal on Area51 (current votes: -42) Why I am leaving StackOverflow (current votes: -26) got downvoted into an abyss lately, I was wondering which were ...
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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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Reputation sorting on the Users page

How does StackOverflow prepares a reputation sorted list of users on the Users page where users are always sorted by their scores & may be filtered as well by the typing in a part of the name ? Is ...

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