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The discussion in Invert Y Axis? reminded me how I once had an endless discussion with a friend over what the sorting indicators N and S mean.

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What does the symbol mean?
▲ means ascending, ▼ means descending
▲ means descending, ▼ means ascending
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How do you expect the items to be ordered?
▲ means ascending (lower valued items on top of the list), ▼ means descending
▲ means ascending (higher valued items on top of the list), ▼ means descending
▲ means descending (lower valued items on top of the list), ▼ means ascending
▲ means descending (higher valued items on top of the list), ▼ means ascending
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Andy
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I'm not sure I've really thought about it before as I guess I'm used to sorting without such symbols... I did instinctively vote for the top entry... /\ Ascending \/ descending, but on reflection I can see why there might be debate.
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I've seen it done both ways, although I don't really understand the logic of the second way. So I voted for the first option, but my opinion is that the real solution is just to remove those silly arrows. Nobody really looks at them, not just because they're inconsistent from one program to the next, but also because what the user is really interested in and looking at is the content of the column, not the shape of the arrow.
 
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Poll in spoiler doesn't work; if I try clicking an option, the spoiler hides again.
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Michael
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I thought they both just meant "keep clicking this until it does what you want."
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