Why have perfectly good 1940 census records been messed up lately?
1940 census records used to be about the cleanest records to review, having all relevant data available and in sequence. However, for some time now, the records appear "re-indexed" and are a mess. The family members are listed randomly rather than as listed on the record itself, normally by age. Also, for township records, the search result page no longer lists a 'Household' number even when it appears clearly on the census record itself. This has been my standard reference point for families for years BECAUSE IT WAS A PRIMARY PIECE OF DATA SUPPLIED WITH THE RECORDS since I first began my searches.
Please don't cop out and say "the record is provided for viewing, so use it" as this literally defeats the efforts of indexing/formatting things in the first place. These items are negative changes compared to the last 10+ years so there is no acceptable explanation from my point-of-view beyond "it'll be fixed."