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[This might be the most arcane question I've ever asked.] I recently asked a question and, of course, provided a collection of tags. When the question was posted, the tags were not listed in the order I originally wrote them. Why? Is it just that the tags are presented in alphabetic order. That'd be boring; I'm hoping for something subtler.

Aha. A self-referential question. The same thing happened just now.

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The tags are sorted (decreasingly) by the number of questions that have been asked with them. This happens when a question is edited (even if you don't edit the tags, they may be reordered if their popularity has changed).

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  • $\begingroup$ Too bad. I was hoping for something more exotic. $\endgroup$ – Rick Decker Jun 10 '15 at 12:51

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