Hi, I am pretty sure this is unwanted behaviour:
1) open the patch below, note that the messageboxes contain numbers 1 to 4
2) encapsulate the indicated part of the patch
3) save and close the patch
4) open the patch and note that the messageboxes now contain numbers 4 to 1!
It seems to me that the outlets are connected differently on load when they are on exactly the same vertical position.