So, this happened some time ago (probably over a year or so). Before that, the pages used to scroll to the top when reloaded. Then, this change was made. Now, whenever a page is reloaded, the position of the scrollbar is maintained (this happens on all pages across the network, AFAICT).
This has bothered me ever since and I couldn't find any post discussing it. So, let me ask:
Was there ever an explanation of why this "feature" was added?
How many users find this useful compared to the old behavior?
The reason it bothers me is that if I'm on the home page (or the questions page), for example, and I reload the page, 99.99% of the time, it's because I want to see the new questions. Right now, I have to reload the page and then scroll to the top (press Home) every single time.
Maybe this is useful when one is viewing a post (although I doubt it) so perhaps it can be applied on certain pages only? What do you think?
I'm using Chrome on Windows but I got a similar behavior on Firefox as well.
<div>test</div>elements copied several times. I opened it in chrome and it kept the scroll position on reload.