It's a common question: "How can I create a custom sort order in a list?" My typical response has been to create a hidden column called "Sort Order", manually set a numerical sort order for each item and then hide the column from view.
Today on Stump the Panel, Woody came up with an ingenious solution using the Links list as a foundation. Take a look at this one and a half minute screencast. I laughed out loud it was so simple.
Create a Custom Sort Order in a SharePoint List
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