The widget at the top of each page shows the current category, subcategory, and tags, serving as both breadcrumbs and a filter.
The categories behavior can’t be changed, but the tags dropdown can be disabled with a setting, so it’d just be:
This might make the interface less confusing. I personally don’t find the tags filter very helpful here.
However, note that on Ask there is an additional filter for the “Solved” plugin (which lets users mark an answer as the solution to their problem). That looks like this:
and with the greater volume on that site I can actually see this being useful (both for people looking for similar questions with a solution, and for people looking to answer unsolved queries on a topic they know about).
What do you think?