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It makes sense that reputation or date should sort descending, but name? I tested both /users and /tags and they sort reverse alphabetical, so Z before A. Is that by design or just a side effect of the default sorting being reputation in descending order?

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Its by design. Default order is descending across the board, this includes lexicographic sorts.

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I kinda like it better that way :) –  Matt S. May 26 '10 at 0:48
    
It struck me as odd on names, but I can accept it is by design I suppose. –  Jim McKeeth May 26 '10 at 1:07
    
@Jim - if you want the "normal" ordering, just set order=asc in the request. –  Kevin Montrose May 26 '10 at 1:30
    
Thanks, I didn't see that option. –  Jim McKeeth May 26 '10 at 17:18
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