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It would be really nice if hot-questions can be made configurable, or a new tab added next to hot-questions say "related-questions" that will fetch related questions based on include and exclude tags from all sites and show it in one place.

Or something similar already exists ?

EDIT: stackExchange Popup

stackExchange Popup

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What, specifically, do you mean by "hot questions"? – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 11:14
If you click on stackExchange icon on top left side it opens a popup I was referring to hot-questions in there – Prashant Bhate Jul 20 '11 at 11:15
@Cody It's that damn Hansel! He's so hot right now! – Daniel DiPaolo Jul 20 '11 at 14:15
@downvoter I will definitely appriciate the reason for down vote, if you can give one that is !!! – Prashant Bhate Jul 20 '11 at 14:16
Reason for downvotes is here: faq – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 14:17
@Daniel: Not sure who Hansel is, but there's a "hot" tab on the homepage, too. Sometimes it'll randomly show things I consider to be questions (getting rarer nowadays, though). – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 14:19
cheers cody, which (all) in particular ? – Prashant Bhate Jul 20 '11 at 14:19
The highlighted part at the very top... It talks about why downvotes here on Meta are different, especially for questions tagged [feature-request. They mean people disagree. – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 14:21


I think that Hot questions tab was made to select the highlights of last few days, some chart of the last questions, and not to select high activity posts in specific tag.

You can filter the questions, and after that sort them as you wish - votes, views or whatever you want.

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He's talking about the Stack Exchange hot questions that you see when you expand the menu at the top left, not the hot questions tab on SO. – Bill the Lizard Jul 20 '11 at 12:46
@Bill the Lizard Ooops. – VMAtm Jul 20 '11 at 12:53
VMAtm, I Think you are refering "Top Questions " and "hot" tab in SO. Will add a screenshot to make it clear – Prashant Bhate Jul 20 '11 at 14:12

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