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Sort answer chaining questions by newest by default [duplicate]

answer-chaining-tagged questions should be sorted newest to oldest by default. It is disorienting to see them out of order because they are sorted highest to lowest votes. Agreed?
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0 votes
1 answer

Sort by code size for code-golf problems [duplicate]

For easier position calculation and as a handy way for the questioner, a sort by code size feature should be added which would sort out all the answers from the very least byte-ed to the most byte-ed.
Mohammad Areeb Siddiqui's user avatar
89 votes
35 answers

We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it?

It has come up several times recently (more than usual) that PPCG differs from most of the other Stack Exchange sites in that it's not a Q&A site. People don't come here to ask a question because ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
156 votes
17 answers

J and GolfScript suck all the enjoyment out of Code Golf

I have found code-golf a fascinating pastime for several weeks now. However, I’m already losing interest because the contests allow any language, and because of that it is pretty much impossible for ...
Timwi's user avatar
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19 votes
9 answers

Tips for providing high-quality answers in popularity contests

We have lots of tips for golfing in specific languages, but what about other types of challenge? Has anyone wondered how to improve their popularity-contest answers? What general tips do you have ...
Digital Trauma's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers

Should Users Upvote Winning/Leading Answers

I've noticed that on many questions, the answer which should be the (current) winner gets very few upvotes and is not accepted. The accepted answer issue is hard to fix, but the upvotes element is ...
isaacg's user avatar
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2 votes
2 answers

Why aren't answers ordered by byte count for code golf challenges?

If the shortest code wins, at least when there is the code-golf tag, why is the list ordered using votes and not code size?
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7 votes
1 answer

Sorting answers

Some popular challenges have many many answers and often a language is used more than once, so : Is there a way to sort answers so that they appear in the order according to the name of a language OR ...
david's user avatar
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-4 votes
1 answer

Accepting answers in challenges

In any code-golf question, there is the possibility that the OP wants to accept an answer that is not the shortest. I have not heard of it being possible for mods to change the accepted answer. ...
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10 votes
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New user script to sort answers by length

Since the new Stack Exchange top bar apparently broke the old user script, I wrote a quick and dirty replacement for it. The only thing my new user script does is what I felt was the most important ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar