Clicking on the SO site logo in the top-left corner or browsing direct to stackoverflow.com navigates one to a page of questions that includes the "Interesting" questions tab - that is, a group of questions tagged with your self-selected favourite tags.

That tab is absent from the main Questions page - that is, the page accessed by clicking the "Questions" button.

Proposal: Let's add this tab to the Questions page.

It seems counter-intuitive to me for it to be hidden away with no explicit link to find it (that I've found, anyway). I've read discussion elsewhere on meta as to whether the "Interesting" tab should be a tab at all, but given that it is, doesn't a link to it naturally belong on the Questions page?

Edit: Added 50 point bounty to attract a little attention.

Edit: Here's what it would look like...

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While I agree that it would be nice to have on the Questions page, it isn't terribly hard to find (I found it fairly quickly). Now, this does not mean that it is 100% intuitive, but I don't think it needs to be. (what was the quote, "the only 100% intuitive interface is the human nipple" (when I had kids I learned that this is not, in fact correct (kids need to learn how to nurse). There is no completely intuitive interface (and I feel cheated)))

My biggest concern would be the fact that there is so little real estate on the questions page at the moment anyway. Adding another item might make it necessarily cluttered.

On the other hand, I actually was about to make your comment on the blog entry that Mr. Atwood originally announced the, "we're going to show interesting stuff on the homepage" feature, but then I realized that the large icon on the left manages to do that for me.

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    +1 for the point about screen estate being limited. And also for ensuring that this question will turn up anytime someone searches for "nipple".
    – razlebe
    Aug 17, 2011 at 0:46
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    @razlebe Literally an LOL Aug 17, 2011 at 0:46
  • I've added a screen grab to the question. It doesn't look like screen estate is too much of an issue, though the tab bar undoubtedly looks busier. Any thouhgts?
    – razlebe
    Aug 22, 2011 at 8:54
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    I think it IS hard to find. I've had to go through pages of meta results to find this question, just to condfirm that the "Interesting Tab` wasn't obliterated… and now I need to reread your answer to figure out how to actually get to it… That' aint right.
    – alex gray
    Apr 11, 2012 at 1:58

No, I think this won't be a good idea.

All tabs under https://stackoverflow.com/questions show full list of questions, with paging.

The Interesting tab exist only on very few sites in Stack Exchange, and showing list of only 90 questions, picked by a complicated algorithm according to various parameters.

Those are two different things, having both in the same page as tabs is wrong in my opinion.

  • "Featured" shows only questions which are featured (obviously) rather than a full list, no? Though was unaware that "Interesting" is unique to SO.
    – razlebe
    Jan 1, 2014 at 16:48
  • @razlebe the "featured" tab under /questions show all featured (i.e. with an active bounty) questions (with paging, right now >300) while the "featured" tab in the homepage shows only 90 or so, with "Looking for more featured questions? Browse the complete list" in the bottom. Different, though this one might be a bug or oversight. Jan 1, 2014 at 18:50

I'm totally approving this idea... I like it on SO how I can skip directly to the good questions. But since they are less questions here then on SO shouldn't we put your favorite tags + related tags?

  • Thanks Senick. I'm not proposing any change here to the existing "Interesting Tags" tab in terms of it's content, just proposing adding it to the Questions page. I'll leave it to you to suggest changing the content in a separate feature-request if you wish. :)
    – razlebe
    Aug 16, 2011 at 17:23
  • Meh... we will have to see if this feature pass the test first anyway!
    – Senick
    Aug 16, 2011 at 17:30

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