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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Dealing with “Find out who's going to buy the croissants”

On Stack Overflow at the moment, there is a popular question which is currently high in the Hot Questions feed: http://stackoverflow.com/q/17807531/42473 So far it has been closed twice (once by the ...
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What is the Goal of “Hot Network Questions”?

There has been a tug-of-war in the hot-questions list. Community members like JonW seem to be unhappy with the traffic that it brings to their site: 'But we want to encourage people to post, ...
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Don't let questions stick to the top of the hot questions list forever

I've noticed that some very highly upvoted questions stay in the list of hot questions (also displayed in the Stack Exchange menu on the top left) for a very long time, often for several days. One ...
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of ...
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Filtering “hot” questions

Is there a way to filter the "hot questions" displayed in the Stack Exchange menu? I have a profile on Stack Overflow and that's pretty much it. Therefore the list as it is now is pretty ...
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2answers
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The Anatomy of a Hot Question

Here is the traffic since The Workplace was created: These are the three questions that caused those huge spikes in traffic: Is it rude to leave an interview early if you have already made your ...
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Undone edits disappear from revision history

I'm reporting the following bug per Shog9's request. Consider the following scenario: You edit any post on a SE site where you have edit privileges. In a second edit within the grace period of the ...
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Prevent specific sites from being overrepresented in the hot questions list

Some sites appear far more often in the hot questions list than other sites. I don't have any hard data on that, as that kind of data is just not publicly available, but I'm pretty sure my subjective ...
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2answers
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Improving the System to Deal with Bad Answers

When someone asks a bad question, the closed question system is designed to have three goals: Prevent bad questions from causing harm as-is Allow time for editing/improvement of the question ...
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Do we need MSE in the hot list?

Apparently MSE questions are able to appear in the hot list, which the old MSO didn't managed to. Shouldn't MSE behave the same way as the old MSO in this aspect?
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“SO questions are penalized” in the hot list - how does that work, can it be done for other site(s)?

Shog explained in this question about hot list: SO questions are penalized... if your goal is to get more SO questions into the list, you have a bit of a hump to climb. How is this achieved? ...
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Bandwagon effect in close votes

I have suspected this for a while, because in the review queue I often see questions people have voted to close as "not constructive" that several people have marked as "not a real question", and ...
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Twitter bots share posts with closevotes on them

Posts with close votes aren't supposed to be tweeted. The @StackWorkplace feed just shared the post Why not always feel confident enough to speak and share my views in workplace which had 3 ...
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Which sites appear most often in the Hot Questions list?

Is there any data about which Stack Exchange sites have their questions end up in the Hot Questions list the most? In particular: What percentage of hot questions comes from each site? What about ...