I have a bookmark that goes to the /question URL of a bunch of sites I monitor. I notice that the Title in the browser for all of them is Newest questions. But on Sci Fi-SE it is Recently Active questions.

Is there any meaning/matter to this distinction, or is it purely cosmetic? Fun to be different, regardless.

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There are five tabs underneath /questions, specified with an optional argument appended to the URL:

If you have /questions bookmarked (without the argument), the next time you visit the site you'll re-open the tab that you visited most recently (I imagine SE sets a cookie to store this information).

Presumably you're seeing something like this, with active underlined and bolded:

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If you click on the newest link, it should remember your setting for next time:

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