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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

This is a modified copy of my answer to the related question on Meta Stack Overflow. status-deferred Unpinning the accepted answer is a good change for the majority of SE sites I imagine. However, I ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Full List of Community Discussions ✅ indicates that this has been implemented on the specific site. Site Verdict Site Discussion Link Academia 50/50 Should the answer that appears on "top" ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Stack Overflow is probably the site where the concept of accepted answers makes the most sense, and even there I think pinning the accepted answer is overall harmful in the end. For non-technical ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

"Last updated" sort name. We debated internally whether "Last updated" was the clearest way to describe a sort that looks at most recently created or most recently edited. Keeping &...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I agree with the change, thanks for doing this. For users who want to keep the old behaviour, I've written a small userscript, Accepted Answer Pinner (direct installation link – Stack Apps post). It ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Not every moderator or high-rep user participates on Stack Exchange Meta, and not every hi-rep or engaged user participates on their child site. Nevertheless, I think the option to unstick the ...
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Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, clearer descriptions

Looking at the lowest scored answers lets me find posts that may need to be flagged, try to help authors getting downvoted improve their answers, or quickly see the least popular option in a meta ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

The status quo of having the selected answer pinned in most cases is the best option under the current system for meta. In some cases, it's critically important to have a specific answer pinned to the ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

I disagree with "moving the sort menu" - for consistency it implies that the other sort menus will be moved from right justified to left justified: Currently: In particular, with the Tags ...
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Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, clearer descriptions

status-planned TylerH makes a good argument in a comment. When changing the sort order, deleted answers should remain at the bottom. The current behavior of mixing them in when sorting on date ("...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed Keep the accepted answer pinned on meta sites Oftentimes, on meta sites, the behavior of pinning the accepted answer to the top is preferred: Answers can be different opinions in a ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

Moving the sort menu The Sort menu currently appears to the right of the header that shows the number of answers. We are moving it so that it appears underneath that header. Why oh why are you giving ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

Combine the oldest/newest buttons to "age", and have each button switch direction with a second click. This is a pretty standard feature across sorting UI. The buttons could be labeled as ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Please let us know what you think will work best for your site! If you can discuss this question with your community it would be awesome. We've already discussed this on Mi Yodeya. As of this ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined I'll throw in what I suggested on Politics SE: A hybrid model. Acceptance indicates that "this answer is what the asker was looking for." On Politics, that can range from &...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

"Last edited" sort. As an alternative to changing the name of the Active sort, we could also consider replacing the Active sort with a new Last edited sort. We now have a Newest sort that ...
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In which order are delete voters shown?

Having reviewed a fair number of Low Quality Posts here on Meta SE, I think I can provide enough examples to answer this properly. First, it's important to recognize that, when a post is deleted via ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined We've had some discussion over on Puzzling, where there is a definite consensus on keeping accepted answers at the top (i.e., not unpinning). One person looked at some concrete ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed To aid sites in deciding what impact this might have, is there some SEDE magic query that would list and/or count questions where this change would alter the answer order? It would ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

At the top of the page, under the question title, it reads Asked yesterday   Active today   Viewed 350 times Will the word "active" there also be changed to "last updated"?
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Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

I don't have too much of a problem with this proposal. It mitigates any problems with the OP being careless, but does it in a way that doesn't really take away the OP's ability to pin a tested answer....
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I think choosing between "pinned" and "unpinned" is not good enough. I think "pinning" should be replaced network-wide with something that accomplishes the original goal ...
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Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

I like this idea, and I especially like it as a first step toward possibly revamping how we handle accepted answers more broadly. Ideally, answers would be sorted by score, period, like they are when ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

Looks like this would affect around 4000 questions We actively depend on the pin for this question to ensure that recently implemented features are displayed first. We also have official answers here ...
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Zero score answers ranked before positive voted ones

You have sorted by "active". Sort by "votes" instead.
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined Can a setting be included in the user profile to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top? My preference is to have the accepted answer shown first. Ollie said: (...) because it'll ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Sports SE will use voting on a meta post to make the decision, or failing sufficient engagement, we can discuss it as a mod team with CMs. If other sites need a template for this discussion, they are ...
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Discovering the order of [product-discovery]

When tags on a post are saved to the database, they are sorted in the following order: Required Moderator By number of posts (desc) using the tag The sort order of the tags is determined at the time ...
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