These are great tabs, but I never go to the homepage. Please add these tabs to the Questions page.

Note that on the homepage you can only see a certain amount of these posts. On the Questions page, you could page through all of them. So without that capability, you can never see the lower rated posts in that list.

  • I noticed Bill marked that item as "status-completed", but I was wondering where they actually put those views...
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 14, 2010 at 18:48
  • @ccornet, I only found out about it through the blog. May 14, 2010 at 18:50
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    Am I the only one that thinks it's ironic that the team doesn't use FogBugz for tracking these bugs and feature requests?
    – Earlz
    May 14, 2010 at 19:10
  • @Lance: I found out about it through the blog too. @ccornet: @tvanfosson left a comment there (on the blog) asking that his question be marked completed. The tabs are only visible from the meta home page. May 14, 2010 at 19:14
  • @Bill Ahaha, sorry, I meant "I was wondering" as in "I was wondering up until Lance posted this". It makes sense for the item to be marked status-completed: the request is, after all, completed.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 14, 2010 at 19:18
  • +1 even though I pretty much only use the home page and hardly ever use the Questions page.
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 14, 2010 at 22:54

2 Answers 2


The trouble is that sort orders are used on the question pages (except for featured) and filters are used on the home page.

I think the bigger problem is that the UI kind of needs a way to better reflect that an options is a "sort order" or a "filter" and allow you to choose 1 of each.

For example you may want to sort reqs by views, votes, active and so on. (which you can if you filter by tag. But you can not if you filter from the home page.

Now... to complicate things, say you choose reqs on the question pages and next click new, does it clear the "req" filter or keep it? (neither answer is correct)

  • I was actually just thinking about the sort/filter thing and wondering how I could easily get the Reqs tab with the Newest sort order, and realized I couldn't (easily). I've been trying to think up a feature-request involving a UI that would deal with it, but haven't got it pinned down yet. May 15, 2010 at 8:59

No need -- you can already perform these queries if you know what the tags are.

The 'reqs' tab is the same as questions

  • tagged [feature-request]
  • not tagged [status-completed], [status-declined], [status-deferred]

.. ordered by votes


The 'bugs' tab is the same as questions

  • tagged [bug]
  • not tagged [status-completed], [status-declined], [status-deferred], [status-bydesign]

.. ordered by votes


I kept trying to educate people about this stuff, but since nobody seemed to get it..

.. I thought we should make it a part of the homepage UI instead.

  • Wouldn't this be status-completed not status-declined.... May 15, 2010 at 5:37
  • Hmmmm, the titles of 4 out of 6 in the above list are about finding things that have been completed... ;-)
    – Arjan
    May 15, 2010 at 6:46

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