"Reverse Sort Order" setting is buggy

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Dear Joplin Family,

For "All Notes," I want the notes with the most recent "Updated Date" to appear at the top, so I check the "Reverse Sort Order" option. In my other notebooks, I choose the "title" sort order, but since I want them to start from "A," I don't check the "reverse sort order." But guess what happens. In "All Notes," because "Reverse Sort Order" is checked, other notes also start appearing in reverse alphabetical order after a while!

This is the fifth support ticket I have opened on different topics. The other 3 tickets have received 0 responses despite being open for a day! Topics raised by others are promptly addressed by @Laurent and other developers within a few hours, but there is no attention given to my topics. I don't open these support tickets just for the sake of it. If I am being excluded from the forum, please let me know! I don't expect you to solve my problems immediately. I can imagine that you already have a lot on your plate. But at least acknowledge that my issue is a valid problem, a bug, and it will be addressed. That is, if the issue is not caused by me.

I toggled a notebook to use updated date and reversed sort order. Then, I toggled through all sort and order combinations for All notes. Both the toggled notebook and All notes displayed the expected sort and order combination upon clicking them. If this isn't relevant, would you mind rephrasing your issue?

Most forum members view threads that they don't respond to, including you. I would have responded if I had something constructive to respond with. Developers and community members alike (most of whom are volunteers) feel the same way. So do you for others' threads that receive 0 responses or no attention. Stuff happens, get over it. Unless you want to encourage others to exclude you from their forum experience, I'd suggest listening to what I and many others have told you.

First of all, thank you for your response. I am doing what you suggested, and everything seems fine at first glance. However, after a while, the notes in the "x" notebook, which should be sorted alphabetically from a to z, change to be sorted from z to a. This is not applicable to all notebooks; it happens randomly in some notebooks. The issue may seem complex, but developers familiar with the coding system might be able to test the problem differently.

Each time, I express my respect for Joplin and its developers and the community. Joplin is an open-source and free application, which is highly valuable. In the comment you mentioned, I didn't intend to hurt anyone. I just exercised my right to criticize based on my experience during that process as a user. However, the support topics I opened are not just related to me; they concern issues with the application. If these issues are resolved, it will benefit all users.

My only expectation is that, if the issue is at a "bug" level, it gets "confirmed." The timeline for resolving this "bug" depends on the developers' schedule. But please, do not "ignore" the topics I opened. It would be unfair not only to me but to all users. I'm not referring to you as Muzak with my words. I appreciate your assistance in the matters you could help with, and I thank you for that. I am speaking in general.

I'll post if my toggled notebook reverses sort order by itself at any point.

I'd lower or abandon that expectation if I were you. Filing an issue doesn't guarantee its confirmation due to reasons including, but not limited to the developers' schedule. Letting others choose what they want to respond to, like how you choose what you want to respond to, will benefit all users.


Dear Muzak,

I am not a crazy person who opens "support" topics when annoyed, gets angry at developers, and insults them for nothing. As proof, there is another user who may have experienced a similar or identical issue to mine.

When I mention a problem, I am really pointing out a "bug." If I were a selfish user, I would delete Joplin and not report these issues. Therefore, with my feedback, I am actually supporting the application. So, my expectation is please, but please, comment on the topics I opened. Write something. That's all I want.

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