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What defines the order of (unchecked) answers with the same number of votes? [closed]

asked 2020-08-25 12:19:39 +0100

igorlius gravatar image

I am bit curious what the order criterias of (unchecked) answers which have the same number of votes are?

Is it just the commit time? Does karma or account creation of the committer play a role?

If someone can point me to where the current source code of this site resides, it would suffice so i can check it myself.

Thanks in advance.

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Likely not any of these factors. Neither time, nor karma, nor even time of comments to the answer seem to directly affect that. Possibly things like Python dictionary's internal ordering in implementation of the site's engine? :-) Saying because I saw later answers, and answers with later edits, and with later comments, both below and above, and even changing their position after some time (without new changes).

Or maybe the sorting happens just from time to time on the server? So you may see some "random" state initially, and then e.g. "sorted-by-time" state afterwards?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-08-25 12:22:49 +0100 )edit

A lot of speculation. Maybe sombody knows, where the sources / repository of the ask.libreoffice.org domain can be checked?

If looked around the wiki.documentfoundation.org but could not find anything besides the mirroring of the actual libreoffice sources.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-08-25 14:01:54 +0100 )edit
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Heh. Look at Powered by Askbot version 0.9.3 link on the bottom 😉

... which leads to https://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-08-25 14:08:27 +0100 )edit

Thanks, i was aware that the site was based on aksbot, but i was not sure how much it was customized in its functionality. But i'll take a look at the askbot 0.9.3 soruces. Thanks for your time and input.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-08-25 14:34:08 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-08-27 16:17:37 +0100

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I checked the askbot sources and could not find any other influence besides the vote count to actively sort the answer. So the answer would be the database or database middleware determines the output order of the questions.

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