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Yesterday I've had my English question featured on the Stack Exchange homepage, peaking at about 36 arbitrary hotness points.
Today I'm left with nothing but measly warm memories.
How about a badge for such questions? (I thought of something like 15-minutes)

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Typo in title: Idae -> Idea – Wikis Aug 14 '10 at 20:33
@Mark - thanks, done. – Kobi Aug 14 '10 at 20:34
that was quick! Good luck with getting a decent answer. (I won't comment - not enough knowledge on this topic.) – Wikis Aug 14 '10 at 20:35
Was I asking a question!? Maybe the post isn't clear... Ok, I'm placing [feature-request] back. – Kobi Aug 14 '10 at 20:36
well, there was this, "How about a badge for such questions?" but I was just referring to the general Q&A style - perhaps I should have said, "response". – Wikis Aug 14 '10 at 20:44
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Sounds nice, but first off:

  • it should only be given once, because else it could inflate your badges
  • it would probably be better to reward hotness points (though this is partially done by rep already)
  • I would only reward it to questions with very high hotness points, so that it's actually hard to achieve

Sadly, this would make them sort of a duplicate of:

  • Nice Question - Question score of 10 or more
  • Popular Question - Asked a question with 1,000 views

probably coupled with a Nice Answer

So while the idea is quite nice, I think this would only be viable when the new Stack Exchange homepage evolves a bit further

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I thought about that point - a hot question is already successful, will naturally get attention and more votes, so it may not need that award (my question did get more votes). If there will be user profiles on the Stack Exchange site the badge can go there, if that helps. – Kobi Aug 14 '10 at 20:50

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