I've asked this question at Meta Programmers regarding the order that sites are listed in the
All sites menu on all the SE sites, and the answer confused me...
Stack Exchange at the top toolbar, press the
All Sites tab in the dialog that opened and you can now see a list of all stack exchange sites.
At the top of the list are all sites where you have a rep over 200, listed in decreasing order. I'd prefer the limit to be lower, like all sites where you have an account, but this isn't a problem really.
However, after that all the rest SE sites are listed in an unsorted random order.
To me, this makes no sense at all. Would it not be preferable to have some order to the items? Such as an alphabetical order? Now the list is only useful for switching between the top most sites.
I'm no user experience expert, so I thought I'd see if there's something I'm missing here.
So the question is; Are there any reasons for this implementation?
The only thing I can think of would be that not having a sorted list is quicker for the browser somehow, but that doesnt seem very likely.