Sorting of group names by number of members vs alphabetical seems absurd

Nextcloud version 15.0.4, but was same in 13 and 14:
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PHP version (eg, 7.1):unknown

The issue you are facing: The groups list sorts by number of members, high to low, rather than a far more useful alphabetical. This odd and vexing when trying to find a group as it requires a full list search. Is there a useful reason for this? Is it configurable to sort alpha?

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N):

Steps to replicate it:

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:


The output of your config.php file in /path/to/nextcloud (make sure you remove any identifiable information!):


The output of your Apache/nginx/system log in /var/log/____:


Can I also say that this sort order is a bit ridiculous?

Far better to either sort in alphabetical, or give us a choice.

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I’m glad it is not just me. Now, how do we find a way to be part of the conversation on these UX

Normally, you fork, fix the code, and send in a merge request.

Been away for a while and not using NC. Starting a new project and see this is still in play in 22.1.1. Is there a different UX forum or something where it would get attention. I am happy to contribute within my knowledge and skill. I do not have the knowledge to fork the code to fix this.

Search engine led me to this thread here.
Stiil the same in 24.0.7 or 25.0.1 no possibility to sort groups by alphabetical order instead of number of members?

Thank you.