StackOverflow sorting sucks.
- The accepted answer is always on top. This is a joke. The asker of the question usually accepts the first best thing and then heads off. Thousands of people to come will then see the first best answer on top. For example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16267339/s3-static-website-hosting-route-all-paths-to-index-html . How ridiculous is that?
- Below the accepted answer, it’s sorted by upvotes. That system is also broken, because new answers will have a very hard time of getting more upvotes.
The solution? A smart sorting algorithm, like on Quora or Reddit.
There’s an ongoing discussion on StackOverflow about this:
So, StackOverflow, are you ever going to change this?