stop shoving the discover-tab down our throats
Nobody asked for the new (may 28, 2020) format, and the regulars who specialise in a few categories need the answer-tab as default. We don't need to be shown the questions that we've already seen/answered
Clarence Wong commented
I like to know what is so valuable about Discover-tab. Why does it always goes there, when users click on a category. Why don't it just go to the Answer tab? What do you want users to know about the Discover-tab, look for, etc..... There got to to be a reason or it would not just go there. Well for people using a PC.
𝗘𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻 commented
Workaround (PCs only) : to show Answer tab instead of Discover tab when changing category or clicking pinned one, install tampermonkey extension for your browser ( https://www.tampermonkey.net/ ) and then install this script : https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/407048-yahoo-show-answer-first
The discover tab just makes more page views due to more clicks needed to get to the "answer" page.
Glen Bentley commented
It is frustrating for the discover tab to be the default setting.
Richard J commented
This answer is right on. The answer word shou8ld be highlighted rather than Discover, when logging in on Q/A.
Husoski M commented
Partial Workaround: The discover/answer mode is encoded in the URL, so you can bookmark a link specifically to your favorite area in "Answer" mode. This will *not* work with any of the links on Y!A pages, though, so the "Pinned" list is pretty much useless until they fix this regression.
Husoski M commented
I agree about the Discover/Answer tab not being "sticky" any longer. The default has always been "Discover", since they put it in years ago, but until yesterday Y!A would remember your choice.
I don't recall the Answer tab ever filtering out questions I've read or replied to, though. There used to be a control to only show questions with no answers at all, but that seems to be gone now. It's a separate issue.
You have my upvote on the idea; and my suggestion is to make it sticky again. The default for noobs should probably be "Discover", but Y!A should certainly remember the user's choice.
what are you talking about, Henry? What feature was asked for?
B H commented
Agree that Discover shouldn't be the default OR we need the option to set Discover or Answer as a default for our account, as we choose. Also the black/white format is horrid to look at. The current changes that I've noticed today (5/28) are not an improvement and were not warranted. The Oct format change was frustrating, but today's is MUCH moreso.
Henry Boyter commented
I smile when I remember the days when users asked for such a feature. Not as the default, however.