I understand the stack home page shows the Top Questions and the Questions link shows All Questions. This makes sense to me. What makes less sense are the filters under each view. Why are there different filters, and aren't some of them redundant or unnecessary? It's confusing to me, and it seems like it's almost a mistake that each view has an entirely differently (but similar) set of filters.
All Questions has these filters:
Top Questions has these filters:
For Top Questions, what defines Hot, Week, and Month? Doesn't the question have to be "Hot" to be Top to begin with? If Hot means "Frequent" or "Votes," shouldn't we use those terms instead -- so that there is more uniformity between the sets of filter labels? If there is justification for the label names being what they are, is there at least a way to add a mouseover tooltip that describes what each filter means?