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I just got the meta weekly newsletter and lo and behold the top questions from the past 2 hours are on the Top new questions this week: list.

Shouldn't some older questions have priority?

Why do I need to see in a newsletter that How does SOPA threaten Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange? and Please do not use Stack Overflow to promote social causes are top questions??

They are from the last hour?!

Does the newsletter algorithm assume that the user is not online?

If so, what pool of questions does it see as Top?

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They sure do look "hot" – random Nov 29 '11 at 17:38
@random that is true. but hot for the whole week? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 29 '11 at 17:54

Newsletters use the week sort to get "top new questions".

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how does that tab sort the questions? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 29 '11 at 19:15

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