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hiding discussions originating from religion.SE from the “hot-network-question” list on scientific SE websites [duplicate]

Here I mention only hiding from hard-science SE websites : maths, phsycis, chemistry, earth science, etc. And I explained why with a simple and verifiable argument : religions are considered ...
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How is the “Top Network Users” list on the Hot Network Questions page compiled?

This is similar to this question from 2014 (and this one... which is remarkably similar...) but I'm asking how it's actually collected rather than asking for it to be fixed. As someone who submits a ...
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Why are questions with obvious answers often upvoted? [duplicate]

To me a good question shows some level of research done before asking the question. However, I have noticed that naive questions where the answer is obvious to the vast majority of us, quickly become ...
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Per site Hot Questions list has wrong page title

On any Stack Exchange site front page, when mouse hover the hot tab, the tool tip says: Questions with the most views, answers, and votes over the last few days And the questions are indeed ...
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Remove question from HNQ if it has close votes

I've seen this a few times in the past few months, where questions that are blatantly off topic are still on the Hot Network Questions list. Great, it has more exposure, and people who are not ...
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Bring current site “Hot Question” up in “Hot Network Questions”

I was thinking in the questions presented in the Hot Network Questions and notice that the order they are presented have no relation to the current site you are in because, I think, they are sorted ...
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Please do not include questions not in English in “Hot Network Questions” [duplicate]

Today, I got some Spanish "Hot Network Questions", having read this question it looks like a filter was supposed to be in place. I'm sure it's interesting but to my shame I do not know Spanish. That ...
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Don't show questions with ignored tags on Hot Network Questions

There are some types of questions I am not interested in, and so I hide questions with certain tags. However, I've found that questions with these tags can still show up in Hot Network Questions. To ...
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Can we prevent cultural movie spoiler subjects (star wars) from making it to the front page?

I know the particular thing I see shouldn't be a big surprise, but if I go to stack exchange's home page, I'd like to not be greeted with a straight up story point for a movie that just came out ...
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How to see if a question was a “hot network question”?

I've had at least one question featured as a "hot network question" and during that time it got 1,000's of views in the course of a few days. But if you look at that question now you wouldn't have any ...
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es.SO questions aren't excluded from the Hot Questions list

As figured out in this post localized SE sites must not be displayed in the HNQ's. But es.SO actually is. Has to be fixed I guess?
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Shouldn't non-English SE sites be excluded from Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Hot Network Questions (HNQ) are an eyecatcher of very strong leverage. To be placed there attracts a lot of attention. And posts are (AFAIK) tested for strict requirements to get there. To keep HNQ's ...
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Hot Network Questions should exclude the Spanish SO too

In a similar vein to Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot, questions from es.SO should probably be excluded from the Hot Network Questions list, at least until a better way of handling them ...
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SharePoint site logo is too black in Hot Network Questions sidebar

The logo of SharePoint site is just too black in the sidebar: Due to its design it doesn't look very good when transparent either though: So not sure just making it transparent is the ...
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HNQ site icons are borked [duplicate]

The icons look squished and cropped wrong. I've repro'd this on several sites.
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MathJax rendering in Hot Network Questions sidebar [duplicate]

I've come across this oddity while perusing the Physics stack. The linked question is what is the command [ -s “$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh” ] && . “$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh” doing, being that due to the dollar ...
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Economics.SE's icon in HNQ doesn't have any identifying mark

Isn't that bubble supposed to have something in it? Maybe an E? For comparison, Programming Puzzles and Code Golf has PCG: The HTML element looks just like any other: <div class="favicon ...
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Do self-answers count in the Hot Network Question formula?

Related: How do the “arbitrary hotness points” work on the new Stack Exchange home page? I'm new to the Hot Network Questions game (the site on which I am most active recently had it turned on), so I ...
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Why not show (or make it optional) only hot questions in chosen communities? [duplicate]

It would be more convenient than having the costumers manually filtering them, and it's useful too. Similar question websites supports such features after all.
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Did the algorithm for Hot Network Questions change recently?

Rather recently I've noticed that a lot of the posts that make it to the Hot Network Questions list stay there for quite a bit. For example, I was on superuser.com and saw the Hot Network Questions ...
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See all hot questions on one page

I would like to see all hot questions on one page, as opposed to multiple pages of 15/30/50 links as it is available now. This is because even with 2 pages by the time I'm done clicking through the ...
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'More hot questions' JS is broken in the new nav

When I try to click the 'more hot questions' link at the bottom of the sidebar on SO or mSE (with the new navigation), it just bumps me to the top of the page and doesn't do anything. Nothing in the ...
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Why are there so many questions about simple real life talks?

I've noticed for a long time already, that almost all some Hot Questions in some communities (Academia, Workplace, RPG, etc.) can all be answered without digging, with the same answer: Go and talk ...
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Can we get a Hot Network Questions newsletter?

I love SE's newsletters, and I love going through the hot network questions. There's always something interesting, if not fascinating being asked and answered. Basically, there are newsletters for ...
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Movies & TV hot network question ads have poor colouring. Please improve it?

A hot network question just showed up on RPG.SE for Movies & TV, which is fine, but its colouring is nuts: Could M&TV have their ad adjusted slightly so that it doesn't do uncomfortable ...
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Viewing 'Hotness' on mobile

On the Hot Network Questions page, apparently you have to hover over the question to see its hotness score. Being on mobile, hovering over the question is impossible, so is there somewhere else, ...
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Hot Network Question's icon should go its community front page [duplicate]

Why not have the icons to the left of each of the 'Hot Network Questions' go to that community's front page? Seems logical.
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Having two questions from the same site on the same page of the Hot Network Questions list makes only one profile show up

I currently have two questions (1, 2) on the front page of the Hot Network Questions list, both from Worldbuilding: Only my profile picture for the first one shows up; it isn't there for the second ...
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Should MathJaX be enabled on the hot questions list? [duplicate]

Currently, when a question that includes MathJaX in the title is on the hot questions list found on the Stack Exchange front page, the raw MathJaX is displayed, and not the nicely formatted math. ...
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Regression - questions from pt.SO are showing up in Hot Network Questions

Spotted just now on Meta.SE: This is probably not supposed to happen, per Questions from rus.SE shouldn't become hot and Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot.
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Hot questions list does not serve a https

Visit https://stackexchange.com/ (in secure mode). The list of hot questions listed in the page are linked in "http" mode and not https Can this please be changed to use https?
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Why does clicking twice on Show/Hide excerpts refreshes “Hot Network Questions” on the right side panel

I am currently participated in testing the new navigation. I just saw Sklivvz ♦ post Improving our navigation, the next iteration and thought of giving a try. I love the new expanded layout view and ...
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Is there any way to view specific HNQ side-bar advertisements or their base images?

Occasionally the side bar on any SE site displays individual questions from the Hot Network Questions list as advertisement images in the usual 220x250 format (changed to 300x250 as of January 2016). ...
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Questions locked for moderation shouldn't appear on hot questions list

Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports? appeared on the hot network question list for me, even though it was locked 7 hours ago due to off-topic ...
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Where do high view counts come from?

On a couple of the Stack Exchange network sites in which I regularly participate, there will frequently be a new question (less than an hour old) with views reaching 1k, 2k, or even more. Normally ...
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Cloudflare failover: Mismatched sprite/CSS

This is pretty much low as low priority as bugs get, but I noticed something amusing when I was hitting Server Fault while the sites were offline. The hot question list was showing totally the wrong ...
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Why is the Skeptics favicon transparent on some browsers and black on others?

I tend to browse Stack Exchange equally on PC and tablet. I've noticed for some time that the icon shown in the hot network questions for questions on the Skeptics site is different dependent on the ...
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Sidebar of HNQ shows only the users who asked the questions, but not those who answered it

The sidebar of the Hot Network Questions shows the following: Top Network Users These users asked or provided top answers for the posts on this page [ List of users ] The list of users ...
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Provide option to disable distracting Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

The "Hot Network Questions" sidebar is a really nice toy when I browse Stack Exchange for fun, but it never helped me when working and using the serious Q&A aspect of, say, Stack Overflow. It ...
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What to do to old meta posts on abandoned features?

I think they should be deleted, because: They are old meta posts. Meta posts are not contributed to human knowledge, they are created to help manage the site. They are for abandoned features. If a ...
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Questions from rus.SE shouldn't become hot

Localised sites such as pt.SO, ja.SO and ru.SO have been hidden from the Hot Network Questions list. However, questions from rus.SE do appear, as has just occurred: Link to question Can ...
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Include non-English websites in Hot Network Questions, based on user's location/language/IP

Currently questions not containing enough English text are excluded from Hot Network Questions. Some sites, like SO.RU or SO.PT, are manually excluded. It may sound like a good idea, but it's too ...
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iPad app going into infinite recursive load of the same post

In the iPad app (most recent version) I tapped on a post in the hot-questions list at the top of the screen, and it started loading the post over and over again, almost as if the post contained an ...
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Pluralisation bug: “1 answers” in the Hot Questions list

I was browsing the Hot Questions list, and this caught my eye: For the top and bottom questions, which both have a single answer, it should say “1 answer”, not “1 answers”.
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Astroturfing in Hot Network Questions?

While looking at the sidebar, noticed this: Recommended Hosting Company for a Craft Site. I'm not a user of the Craft CMS site, and I do not want to impose my own standards on them, yet it does ...
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How are Hot Network Questions selected? [duplicate]

I see lots of Hot Network Questions which don't have lots of votes and views (after becoming hot network question, it gets both lots of votes and views). How are they selected? Is this purely random ...
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Changing what I see on the Hot Question Widget [duplicate]

I've just recently started using the 4x1 (Hot Question) widget for the Stack Exchange app. Is there a way to modify which site's questions are featured on the widget? I've noticed a lot of questions ...
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How to get the hot questions by some query?

Since this comment didn't receive any response, I decided to ask this. I wanna get all the hot questions by some query, but I don't know how to do this. Even though I found out how this hotness ...
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Hot Questions English Filter Broken

The Hot Questions English filter isn't working. I have seen all of the following in the Hot Questions list since yesterday: ¿Qué quiere decir "comer la oreja" a alguien? Почему ...
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Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot

Apparently, the localized sites, such as pt.SO and ja.SO are exluded from the Hot Network Questions list. But recently launched ru.SO doesn't have its questions exluded from it: Plzfix?