Why does the placement of the accepted answer come below other answers with more votes? For all the other SE communities I'm in, the accepted answer always comes first if I am on the "sort by votes" tab. Here's a screenshot for you guys.

accepted answer sorted below top-voted answer

And here's the link to the question: I can be copied, and still I'll be me. Who am I?


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It's because the user accepted their own answer.

From the relevant meta FAQ post:

If you accept [...] your own answer: There is no reputation awarded and the answer does not float to the top of the list.


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