I frequently do a search with the following:

[cosmology] answers:0 .

I would like the questions ordered by the date they were asked with the most recent first. How can I make this happen?


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This is actually a pretty easy feature, I think you may have just passed over it.

Sort by Newest

All you have to do it change from "Relevance" to "Newest" in that tab there, and it will sort based on when they were asked.

Mobile view

Here is how it looks on mobile browser, it's in approximately the same place and clicking on it brings up options to change the ordering.

  • $\begingroup$ Question to anyone who knows the answer: does this also work in mobile? This is definitely the way to go in Desktop mode, but perhaps OP is using their phone/tablet. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 18, 2020 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ @AccidentalFourierTransform Just checked, works basically the same, I added a (apparently huge) picture. $\endgroup$
    – JMac
    Commented Oct 18, 2020 at 23:08
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you vary much JMac. $\endgroup$
    – Buzz
    Commented Oct 18, 2020 at 23:23
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    $\begingroup$ @AccidentalFourierTransform Note that also on the phone you can get the same desktop format, optimized for phone (the "responsive design"), by clicking on the link "full site" at the bottom of the mobile view. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 19, 2020 at 6:10

If you don't want to have to put in the same settings every time, you can also create your own custom filter:

First, click "Create a custom filter" on the side bar

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then you can specify that you want questions with no answers, sorted by date (Newest), and with the Cosmology tag.

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You can save this filter using the "Save custom filter" button and name it whatever you want. For example, you could name it "Cosmology: 0 Answers by Date"

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And now the filter is ready for you to just click on to access

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What is also nice about this method is that the custom filter will indicate when a new question that matches the filter is made, so you don't even need to search for anything if there isn't anything new.


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