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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
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All that and a bag of Abe Vigoda chips. –  Robert Harvey May 31 '12 at 22:05
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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
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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
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@PresleyDias meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11602/… –  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

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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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