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With the new behavior of SO homepage - "interesting" and "hottest" tabs - I completely can't get what's going on and find this very inconvenient. When I refresh the page suddenly a whole ton of questions appears and then it turns out they are not all new - most of them are quite old. I find the original behavior much more consistent.

May I have an option in preferences for restoring the original behavior please?

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You can get the original behaviour by using the link http://stackoverflow.com/?tab=active, but it would be nice to have the "active" tab back. –  ChrisF Nov 10 '10 at 8:58
    
@ChrisF: Thank you, didn't think of that. –  sharptooth Nov 10 '10 at 9:12
    
I don't see a "hottest" tab. I see a "hot" tab, but that was always there. Am I missing something? –  Aarobot Nov 10 '10 at 15:33
    
@Aarobot: No, I just mistyped it. The point is I never used the "hot" tab and when I tried it I found it very inconvenient. –  sharptooth Nov 11 '10 at 6:30
    
I even never go to the home page, I scroll through the tags I find interesting (they're bookmarked, so easy to find for me). That homepage has always been cluttered with questions I'll never be able to answer –  Joris Meys Dec 9 '10 at 23:27

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Sure, click here:

http://stackoverflow.com/?tab=active

for background see:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/stack-overflow-homepage-changes/

Although ...

When I refresh the page suddenly a whole ton of questions appears and then it turns out they are not all new - most of them are quite old

This was also true of the active tab; active means "new question, or new answer on an old question, or new edit on an old question."

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Okay, I hope you will put the "active" tab back once. –  sharptooth Nov 11 '10 at 13:43

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