This is really simple scenario with frustrating results.
I have a list with a few columns, and I'd like the default view to sort by the first column, alphabetically.
When I first entered the data, I did not do so alphabetically. (Banana, Apple, Cabbage instead of Apple, Banana, Cabbage, for example) Rather than go back and reenter everything alphabetically, I created a view that sorts the first column so and set it to Default View (Public).
My list is present on my SP site's homepage. The problem is that when anyone navigates to the homepage, the items in the list are not displayed alphabetically. This means that my default view isn't doing anything, right?
I am able to go to List -> Modify View -> [My Default View] and that sorts everything alphabetically. Why do I have to do this? Shouldn't the default view sort my list by... well, default?