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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Measuring the Strength of the FGITW Effect Although this answer isn't a suggestion for a solution, it should provide a better understanding of the problem. A proper understanding is necessary to ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Alternative phrasing for "Unclear": Please clarify the specification or add additional details to highlight exactly what is required. As currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what qualifies ...
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Random Sorting I propose that a purely random default sorting would solve the above problems. It would simply remove the bias towards any kind of answer and would distribute the votes more fairly. Of ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Replace "Primarily opinion based" with "Needs objective scoring criterion" We currently use a custom reason of "Off-topic" as "Needs objective scoring". That ...
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Randall Munroe - a statistical estimation ordering When reddit had a similar problem with new comments getting lost at the bottom, Randall Munroe brought in a new sorting algorithm. Obviously don't ...
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Sort answer chaining questions by newest by default

This is not possible I'm afraid, unless SE decides to add that feature network-wide. PPCG is a small community compared to SO, SU and the like, so I think we'll have a hard time convincing the ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Rewording for "Duplicate" "This challenge has already been posted. It is either an exact duplicate, or the differences are superficial enough that an answer could be copied with minor ...
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Can we get a custom Tour page?

I don't know whether to post all my stuff in a single answer or as multiple, I'll just put everything here for now. Things in {braces} are my comments, not part of the text. Most of this is just ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Rewording for "Unclear" "Please clarify the specifications of your challenge. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what a valid answer to your challenge would be. You ...
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Lack of obviousness about how to use this site

The Tour and Help Center only have very specific items/pages that can be customized. Besides that, not everybody reads them. The points you mention are highlighted in the right sidebars of All ...
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Removing unnecessary bounty templates - final consensus

Improve Details should be kept There are some situations, like tips questions, where Improve Details might actually be useful. I think keeping one of the "normal" bounty reasons for things ...
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Bugged question (possibly rounding issue)

Correction: this is actually status-deferred, per JNat's answer to this bug report on MSE. Unfortunately, not much more information about this was given in his answer, but, aside from the first ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Rewording for "Too broad" There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please try to isolate a clearly defined sub-challenge that can be answered ...
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Reddit-style sorting I don't remember exactly how it works, but Reddit's sorting algorithm (or HN's, or ...) takes both time and votes into account to present "hot" content, i.e. content climbing ...
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Not enough information given I can't agree to change the default sort at all unless more evidence is given that the basic premise is true. PhiNotPi gives some data showing that the FGITW effect ...
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LaTeX/MathJax extends out of the post box

We don't have immediate plans to work on this request. We understand this a poor experience and will revisit this at a later date. We'll provide an update once we have fully investigated or completed ...
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