I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first?
But it seems it's the reverse in most API routes. (I think there are a few where it's different but I always find it hard to get my head around asc vs desc)
EG: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/tags?order=desc&sort=name brings up results that start with Z
but: when using descending with date/activity sorted routes the most recent/active items are shown.