My question was asked 12 hours ago and then modified two hours ago. But I can't see it in the list in the "active" tab. Is it due to minus 8 score? The tooltip says:

Active tooltip

The question was asked and updated recently. So why can't I see my question in this list?

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Because it has dropped below the -8 threshold score. Questions scoring lower are excluded from that view.

  • Where I can read about this? Worth noting that -8 is not below, is equal. Jan 20, 2017 at 8:18
  • I think you can find it here on the SO blog. It is a very old post, but the general outline will be the same. (It says "drop questions scoring -4 or lower", that is site-configurable now) Jan 20, 2017 at 8:22
  • Article is about replacing active tab with interesting one, and only for SO. active tab behavior should not change. Moreover, question with minus 6 score is still visible in the list. Jan 20, 2017 at 8:30
  • -6 is not -8.... Jan 20, 2017 at 8:31
  • I think that logic is being used on more places. Note that the post is 7 years old. A lot has changed in the meantime. Jan 20, 2017 at 8:31
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    Now, my question has -7and it become visible. :) Jan 20, 2017 at 8:33
  • I told you so... :) Jan 20, 2017 at 8:34
  • Nevertheless tooltip for active tab should be fixed. Jan 20, 2017 at 8:35
  • Why? Should they show all thresholds that cause a question to come in that list? Jan 20, 2017 at 8:37
  • Not all, but a general one, e.g.: ... and no downvoted too much Jan 20, 2017 at 8:40
  • The view is mainly for not-that-experienced users, experienced users know their way around. Just keep it simple. Jan 20, 2017 at 8:41
  • I'm still not experienced user ... :( Jan 20, 2017 at 8:42

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