Why are these answers ordered in the way they are?

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The answers to this question are (at the time of this post) ordered with an unaccepted answer of 79 first, followed by an accepted answer of 38.

I was under the impression that (on all Stack Exchange sites) an accepted answer always appears first, followed by other answers in order of decreasing score. Why does this situation not conform to that?

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    How do you have your sort order?
    – enderland
    May 22 '18 at 18:34
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    @ElysianFields Hmm... it is on "votes". I've never noticed this option before. May 22 '18 at 18:36
  • @ElysianFields So, if this is the case, then does the original order I mentioned not exist anymore? None of the three tabs ("Active", "Oldest", "Votes") seem to correspond with it. May 22 '18 at 18:40
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    cross-site duplicate: Accepted answers don't float “on top” when self-answered?
    – gnat
    May 22 '18 at 20:25

Ah, I missed this the first time - when an OP posts a self-answer, answers are sorted by votes even if it's accepted.

Notice the OP in that case is actually the same user who wrote the accepted answer.

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