Normally I wait in the Newest tab and watch new questions stream in for me to potentially answer. However, especially in Code Review SE, the first page can be filled with questions that are
[on hold] for a while (due to bad formatting/phrasing/lack of context) that the next unanswered question is already found on the second page.
Also, in most cases, questions that are
[on hold] rarely get follow-up editing. Putting them together with the newest questions makes the Newest tab just cluttered with questions that aren't actionable.
It would be nice to either:
- Have a dedicated tab for
[on hold]questions, or
- Have the "Unanswered" tab bechronological, or
- Have a "newest unanswered" tab, or
[on hold]instead of putting it at the end, for easy spotting.
The point is to easily have access to unanswered questions if one just wants to answer questions, or access to
[on hold] questions if one just needs to do some corrective commenting.
The unanswered tab is currently not chronological. It's probably designed that way to unearth really old, unattended questions. But a question that's a year old, with a user that probably has moved on, might not be a prime target for a regular responder.