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How would I make a post(s) sticky so that it appears first in the results and does not repeat later in the results?

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    FYI, your three comments are really all extensions of your original question. I'd recommend editing your question to include the entire train of thought... otherwise, you're really only having a conversation with yourself. – Lindsey D Aug 26 '14 at 8:07
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You could add a custom lightswitch field or similar and order your entries by that field.

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('news').order('myLightswitch desc') %}

If you need additional sort options, @Brad just shared how to do that with SQL in the order() parameter.

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Answer update for Craft 3, and also adding in a secondary orderBy so that remaining entries are still ordered by date:

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('news').orderBy('myLightswitch desc, postDate desc').all() %}

Without the secondary orderBy, I have no idea what it's using for the remainder sort order but it's not postDate in my testing at least!

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