Why is the website sort feature so broken?

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Message 2028503 - Posted: 19 Jan 2020, 16:05:13 UTC

Its next to impossible to find the most recent threads on a given sub forum because the sort just doesn't work correctly.
Is it the website or is it my browser that's messed up? I've noticed this changes ordering at random times
For example, here is the first page of data taken from the "Number Crunching" sub forum sorted by newest first:
1 hour ago
3 hours ago
2 days ago
15 days ago
20 days ago
27 days ago
16 Dec 2019
9 Dec 2019
22 Mar 2019
53 minutes ago
3 hours ago
4 hours ago
5 hours ago
10 hours ago
11 hours ago
11 hours ago
17 hours ago
18 hours ago
1 day ago
1 day ago
1 day ago
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Message 2028504 - Posted: 19 Jan 2020, 16:10:45 UTC - in response to Message 2028503.  

The upper group are 'sticky' threads, permanently kept in view because they're thought to be of enduring interest.
The lower group will eventually fall off the front page.
Each group is sorted, individually, into order of 'most recent post'.
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Message 2028622 - Posted: 20 Jan 2020, 7:56:50 UTC

In your account Community preferences, under "Message display" down the bottom there you can select "Don't move sticky posts to top" to make them un-sticky.
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