Above the main question list of main site there are 6 filter tabs exists, i am confuse which questions should come under frequent tab? is it that the frequent tab should contain question list of most frequency actions are done. So it should be same as the active tab.

what's the difference between frequent tab and active tab?


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You know the StackExchange takes the care of user-friendliness so-that user can get easily familiar with it! Just hover the mouseover the tab button and you'll see the tool-tip:

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Frequent questions are those linked (i.e the url of the post is posted in question or in comment or th question is closed as duplicate) with other Q/A posts where as Active tab is just the real-time activity of posts.

For example the top most question of frequent tab is linked with 86 questions. You can investigate as follows: Visit What percentage of Hindus belong to a sect that subscribes to the Vedanta school? and you will find linked questions like:

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Which shows the list of Q/A posts linked with the current question you're reading. You can see the full list of the posts linked with https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/linked/<post_id> e.g https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/linked/3193 for the present question. You'll also find the number of question linked at the right panel.

Now, talking about the active tab, it is showing the latest activity of the post i.e recently asked, answered or edited. So, as soon as any new post is made or any existing post is edited it will be bumped to the active tab.

Following are some references would be useful:

  • You can also say Questions in Active tab (or to stay on home page) has to meet some criteria. For main site, questions shouldn't contain more than 4 (net) down-votes and for meta net 8 down-votes.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 10:57
  • @TheDestroyer I've added some references that would be useful.
    – Pandya Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 11:30
  • Oh so i was wrong then. I thought frequent means those posts which get active too often or frequently.
    – Rickross
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 16:17

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