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I have read the doc here but I'm quite confusing because I still don't understand the semantic behind each options. Would you like to detail the different options ?

  • activity (default)
  • votes
  • creation
  • featured
  • hot
  • week
  • month
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Here is a summary:

  • activity - sort by recent activity (edits, answers, etc.) - when using order=desc the first questions will be the ones with the most recent activity.
  • votes - sort by vote count - when using order=desc the first questions will be the ones with the highest score.
  • creation - sort by the creation date of the question - when using order=desc the first questions will be the most recently created ones.
  • featured - sort questions by the amount of time remaining on the bounty - when using order=desc the first questions will be the ones with the longest remaining time on the bounty.
  • hot - this sort method is identical to the 'hot' tab on the main site - I'm not exactly sure how this sort method works.
  • week - sorts questions by their score for the current week - I'm not exactly sure on the order
  • month - sorts questions by their score for the current month - I'm not exactly sure on the order

So there you go - sorry that the details are a little sketchy in some places.

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do you know if there is a option for sorting question by view count? –  Alex Jun 30 '11 at 9:42
    
@Stephan: Not that I'm aware of. –  Nathan Osman Jun 30 '11 at 16:51
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