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Someone took them out of the oven too soon:

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These questions don't look hot at all!

Happens in all browsers; FF 12/13, Chrome Beta/Release, IE8/9

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They're so hot the only numbers that can represent them are all gone, leaving a gaping hole of zeroes – random May 31 '12 at 21:54
All that and a bag of Abe Vigoda chips. – Robert Harvey May 31 '12 at 22:05
To clarify it looks like the sorting algorithm is working fine; it's just not showing their "hotness" number – Ben Brocka May 31 '12 at 23:19
10:31 PM EST, May 31st: this is still happening. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jun 1 '12 at 2:31
4:09AM PST June 1st, this is still happening – bluefeet Jun 1 '12 at 11:09
Pretty sure it's a Build problem at this point, not some server hiccup. – Ben Brocka Jun 1 '12 at 12:15
what exactly does that number represent ? in hot questions? – TheFisherMan Jun 1 '12 at 12:51
@PresleyDias The hover text on the questions on the hot questions page says "This question has been arbitrarily awarded hotness points." I know, that's quite helpful =) – jadarnel27 Jun 1 '12 at 12:55
@jadarnel27 ok, but what makes a question hot? – TheFisherMan Jun 1 '12 at 13:03
@PresleyDias… – Ben Brocka Jun 1 '12 at 13:05
Somehow this feels related to the fact that the front page now shows the most recent question of selected sites instead of the two hottest ones. – Toomai Jun 1 '12 at 14:13
@Toomai hadn't seen that change...not sure if I approve of that or not – Ben Brocka Jun 1 '12 at 14:20
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Woops, I introduced this bug yesterday when refactoring how we consume our private JSON APIs.

It's fixed now – have your arbitrary hotness points back!

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-1 for admitting it was your fault. Don't do that, my manager lurks around MSO, he might get ideas... – Yannis Jun 2 '12 at 5:54

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