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Steps to repro, tested in Google Chrome and Firefox:

  1. Click a tag.
  2. Click the "info" tab.
  3. Click the main "Questions" link.

You'll see that no tab is selected at the top and the votes sort is shown by default.

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confirmed by me in firefox 4.0b1 –  davidsleeps Jul 22 '10 at 11:41
    
Repro in IE8 and XP. Ideally, it should be like "Stats", which defaults to Newest (the others just stick between questions view and tag search). –  Grace Note Jul 22 '10 at 11:45
    
6-8 weeks, I laugh at you ... more like 6-8 minutes :) –  waffles Jul 22 '10 at 12:34
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

I just fixed this, cause otherwise Jeff would say: "I told you so" and I would humbly admit he was right.

This does raise a bigger issue though that I think needs to be addressed.

Tag wiki pages are the first page we want new users to hit when the click on a tag, no point having this fancy shmancy feature if nobody can find it. So ... I think we need to open a separate issue to address this.

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If we take new users to the info-tab, we should really highlight that they can also use the other buttons to get to the questions in that tab. They aren't always obvious. Maybe a wordy link "view the newest questions tagged [frobble]" –  Marc Gravell Jul 22 '10 at 12:59
    
(after using chat, it really bothers me that [ret] doesn't add comments, but Jeff had a veto...) –  Marc Gravell Jul 22 '10 at 13:00
    
@waffles, having the tag-wiki page the default raises another issue though - many tags will have no information for them at all for quite some time. For instance, I'm the all-time top answerer in the [windows-desktop-gadgets] tag, yet I only have 18 upvotes so I can't populate the tag-wiki. I think in those situations the user probably wouldn't want to see an empty info page. Like you said, a separate discussion is probably needed. –  Andy E Jul 22 '10 at 13:40
    
yeah having them be the default is a profoundly bad idea. –  Jeff Atwood Jul 22 '10 at 15:19
    
@marc learn to love tab-space. I think chat is a very specialized scenario. –  Jeff Atwood Jul 22 '10 at 15:20
    
I've been using the new tag; and I think there should be something added to either the FAQ or below the tag to let me know when I'll be able to edit a tag wiki. Right now it's somewhere between 96 upvotes and 237 upvotes. –  George Stocker Jul 22 '10 at 15:24
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