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Sort Area 51 proposals by nearness to completion

Right now there are four sort orders for proposals: hot followed newest popular Please consider adding one more: completion Although a better title might be in order, the essential idea is to sort ...
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Search with 'votes' at the beginning causes the sorting tabs to change search parameters

A search that begins with the string votes will cause the search parameters to replace that string with any sorting tab that you select. This affects only the sorting tabs on the non-tag searches: ...
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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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Question sorting in Area 51

If you're scrolling a site proposal with more than one page of example questions, sometimes the order is not consistent, so you see the same question again when moving to another page (and presumably ...
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Add sortable columns to Data Explorer's query results

Column headers on query results should sort the results when clicked
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Persistence of sorting answers per question

Hello I usually browse with sorting by votes. Sometimes though I want to view certain questions(favorites that get a lot of answers even when they are old) sorting by newest answers. As it is right ...
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Add a true "hot" page for question activity, regardless of when the question was asked?

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before on Meta but I figured I would throw it out there. Right now, we have our three "hot" tabs: hot, week, month. I like the way these work as they are an ...
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how do I run a userscript?

I was going to ask how to see unanswered questions with my tags sorted newest first but found it already asked and answered. Except I'm not familiar with userscripts.org and have no idea how to run ...
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Are we unfairly advertising wrong answers?

I just ran this query on the Stack Overflow data dump. It highlights all answers that are accepted which happen to have another answer which is voted higher and have less than a -1 score. (wow thats a ...
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Real random ordering of answers

Reading good questions with lots of answers can be a lot of fun, but I always feel that there must be so many good answers buried in there, written by people that simply came too late. When there are ...
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Profile sorting links are broken on meta?

So I popped into my profile this morning to check why certain numbers were changing. I did find that out... but in the process, I noticed something funny. My questions were apparently raised to votes ...
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Sort by vote in the last X period?

As it is today, sorting by vote is largely useless since it allows only to see the all time highest or lowest votes. I propose to copy another feature from reddit and have add a "last hour", "last ...
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How can I sort all my questions by date or by time when they where asked? [duplicate]

How can I sort all my questions by date (by time) in that list that I get to after clicking on my user's name at the top of the screen (right after the envelope icon)? Update: I am sorry I forgot to ...
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What is your preferred sorting order on answers list?

Ordering by Votes seems good to me but i tend to read just the most voted questions and give points to them. Reading a given question, what is your preferred sorting order on answers list and why?
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Filtering tags by name only lets you view them by popularity

When I am on the "Tags" tab on stackoverflow, and I sort them by "Name" (sub tab), and then I "Type to find tags", the results I get are good, but they are ordered by popularity when I want them to ...
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Change the way users are ordered in the users tab

https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users They are ordered by rep, but the way it's done feels very unnatural and it took me a while to understand how it worked. Basically you have to read column by ...
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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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"Unanswered" question sort order on profile pages

To help users keep track of (and hopefully get answers to) unanswered questions, it would be useful to have an "unanswered" sort order on a user's profile page. It would order the list of questions ...
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Titles for /questions pages are misleading

The title of https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions?page=152&sort=votes (last page of questions sorted by votes; the lowest voted questions) is "Highest Voted Questions". This is obviously not ...
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Is it possible to sort by the number of replies?

When I am in unanswered, it would be nice if I could look at those with 0 replies first.
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Display minutes in the "answered X hours ago" item

If I get more than one correct answer, I want to accept the earlier one. When both answers are posted at the same hour, the site displays something like "answered 2 hours ago." I have no way to ...
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What's the difference between "recent" and "newest" sort options in my user page?

When I go to my user page to look through all the questions that I have asked, I am always presented with the following choice of sorting options: "recent", "views", "newest", "votes". While I am okay ...
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Is it possible to find the oldest unanswered questions in my tags?

I would like to find the oldest questions that remain unanswered in my areas of expertise. In the "Unanswered" tab, it seems to me like the most logical sort order for questions is oldest-first. I ...
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How can I get a list of the most often bookmarked / "marked as Favorite" answers on Stack Overflow?

I wonder whether it's possible to sort the questions by meta-data: how often people mark a question as a "Favorite" within Stack Overflow or just the top-voted questions?
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Accepted answer subject to random sorting [duplicate]

I answered one of my questions (see How can I use Microsoft Word's spelling/grammar checker programmatically?) and accepted it but it randomly appears first or second (out of two answers).
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Sort questions by most viewed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sort the questions by the number of views? I'm just cruising the site looking for interesting stuff. I can look at the questions with the most votes on the "newest, ...
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How do I sort the questions by the number of views?

The question is in the title, how do I sort the questions by the number of view? If not that, I'd settle for any suggestion on how to view the "Most Viewed" questions.
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Feature Request: Ability to sort answers by responder's reputation

I suspect that this is a controversial idea, but I think it would be useful to allow responses to a question on the SO family of sites to be sorted by the reputation score of the responder. Here is ...
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Reverse chronological view of any responses to my posts/comments?

Is there a way of getting a view (that I can bookmark) of a reverse chronological sort of any responses to my posts/comments? I'm getting a bit confused between the various views available, but I ...
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Sorting by number of answers

Why isn't it a tab for sorting by the number of answers that a question has?
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How can I see all the posts matching my interested tags?

I know how to see all questions matching to one tag, but how do I see all questions that match up with my set of interesting tags?
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Please allow a user to sort the experiences on the career site

Just joined Stack Overflow careers and figured I'd chime in and ask for a feature. It appears that the order you insert the "Experience" items in is how they stay. I seem to have put mine in ascending ...
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How can I see a list of status-completed questions sorted by when they were completed?

I'd like to see a list of "status-completed" questions so I can tell what has changed lately. Right now you can see everything with that tag, and you can sort by date. However, this is the date the ...
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Initial sorting of answers and questions

Hi, how about remembering the sorting of your answers / questions? I personally like to see mine in the 'Newest' sorting, but it's always under the 'Votes' one by default. Sometimes I forget this and ...
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sort featured questions by "featured date" -- how?

Is it possible to get a list of featured questions, sorted by date they became featured? I'm trying to do this because I try to look at the list of featured questions every few days to see if there ...
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Deleted Answer Should not Appear On the Top

Is it possible to sink my own deleted answer to the bottom? Sometimes, in the case of a vote tie, the deleted answer will be ranked at the top (for example, for this question I deleted one of my ...
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Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer? [duplicate]

The highest-voted answer on this question has three votes, and appears above the accepted answer (two votes). I think it's an amusing coincidence that it just so happens to be a Jon Skeet answer. What'...
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Sorting answers by activity

I've noticed when a question is re-pushed to the top of the question stack (and thereby making it onto the home page of Stack Overflow) it can be tricky to figure out exactly what about that question (...
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Lock user stat page view to "newest" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set my default question/answer sort on my user page? How do I lock my Stack Overflow / Meta user stat page view to "newest"? On every refresh my page moves to "...
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Please return to the old sorting by time method of answers with the same number of votes

The responses from this question: What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? Seem to indicate disagreement with this change. Please return the sorting system to the way it was ...
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What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Has the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow been changed? Because I've realised that the answers aren't sorted by Votes -> Time anymore, and they are sorted in a different way. It appears the ...
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Please change the default sort order on the user page to display unanswerd questions first

Now that accept rates are "all the rage" Can you please change the default sort order for the questions (on the profile page) to display the questions with no accepted answers (excluding wiki) first....
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Fix Sorting for API-JSON Values [closed]

If I want to see my 5 most recent answers in HTML, I can do so by visiting: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/api/useranswers.html?userid=130154&page=1&pagesize=5&sort=newest If I want to ...
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Bug in sorting when reviewing questions

If I want to sort a user's questions by newest, and then click on a question, and then go back to the user's page, SO resorts by votes instead of newest. It seems like it doesn't remember my sorting ...
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Please add a new sort order option for the Users page: rolling reputation window

The default view for the Users page is by all-time reputation. Now I don't have a problem with that but every now and again (moreso on UV) you got topics that seem to be premised on it essentially not ...
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Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite does not work

The feature request Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite got implemented, and I used it to find questions most recently added to favorites. But now there is something wrong with '...
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Why are questions sorted by the votes they received?

I totally agree when answer are sorted according their rating on the result page, no question about the reason here. Although when I'm viewing my profile page I would like to see my recent questions ...
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Questions no longer sorted by upvotes?

Are questions no longer sorted by upvotes? Or it just me?
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Allow users with a gold specialist badge in a tag to manually sort answers

We sometimes have the problem where a wrong answer can float to the top of a question. If we allow users who have earned a gold specialist badge to manually sort answers to a question, they could ...
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Find Questions with Most Comments

Is there any way to list the top questions by the number of comments coming through?

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