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Confusingly displayed arbitrary hotness points

Over at the Hot Network Questions page, when you hover over the posts, you get a glimpse at the arbitrarily awarded hotness points for that specific question. Here's what I saw: Whereas the ...
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Why is “incest” a blocked word for the hot list?

This question was posted a few hours ago on worldbuilding. Its status on the hot list seems to depend on whether the word "incest" is typed in full, or starred out (like this: "inc*st"). Upon ...
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Profiling of 'Hot network questions' [duplicate]

I understand topic of Hot Network Questions was brought up a few times, but the question remains: Will there be any possibility to somewhat profile what is shown up there? I am totally uninterested in ...
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Recommended posts

I like reading about interesting topics in my free time and am interested in more than just coding so I often make use of the hot page at below: http://stackexchange.com/questions?page=1 I found it ...
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iOS app: View hot questions across all sites?

In the iOS app, is it possible to view all hot questions across all sites? Just like the "Hot" listing on the Stack Exchange homepage. I always find that there is constantly new interesting content ...
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Accessing Topics of Interest

I became active user on Stackoverflow few months ago. Slowly i discovered in Stackexchange other interesting forums. Now I have no time to take a look at all. Is there any way to see the hot topics ...
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Is Unicode in Hot Network Questions question titles allowed?

One of my recent questions on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, titled ☁ A Little Cloud ☁, was renamed in an edit to Little Chandler is sad. Draw him a cloud to cheer him up. I don't mind the title ...
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Remove <religion>.SE sites from Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

I have deep issues with the 'Hot Network Questions' containing questions from the religion sub-sites. This is not because I dislike questions about religion, nor because I think these sites have no ...
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Is “Hot Question Potential” an upvote reason?

I saw a comment in this question, which has indeed a title that would fit in the Hot-Questions. Why am I so unfit? +1 for potential Hot Question title. But is this a reason to upvote a ...
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Profanity in hot questions list

I don't participate enough in PCG to feel I should have a say in whether that community allows profanity in their question titles, and I'm not particularly interested in opening yet another, "Is the ...
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Users arriving at a bad Hot Network Question should be able to express their dislike

The hotness score of a question is influenced by the reaction of users arriving from across the network. Since most of such users do not have 125 rep on the question's site, the feedback SE receives ...
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Add an audit log to record when particular question enters and leaves hot list

Hot Network Questions page displays a constantly changing list of 100 questions, since it deals with time since recent activity. But are changes in this list ever recorded anywhere for posterity (or ...
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Prevent questions on Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one) : You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, ...
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Hot questions widget - Refresh tap target too small [duplicate]

The Hot questions widget that comes with the Android app has a refresh button with a tap target that is too small. It's just a small square box as seen here: Note: The red/blue markings and pink ...
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Block networks from appearing in the 'Hot Network Questions' list

I see this was asked a couple of times about three years ago and at the time the feature request was apparently denied: Filtering "hot" questions Can you filter out certain SE sites from ...
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Hide all references to Science Fiction and Games [duplicate]

On the the right hand side of stackoverflow.com I see "Hot Network Questions" column. I would like to eliminate any Science Fiction or Game related question from that column and anywhere else I might ...
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Question Points bouncing around

So I was looking at this hilarious question on Super User when I noticed that the points were going up/down up/down constantly. I asked if anyone else was seeing this they did and thought it seemed ...
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Are the questions with TeX markup in titles excluded from Hot Network Questions?

Over the years, users of non-MathJax-enabled sites complained about unparsed TeX markup in the titles of Hot Network Questions coming from Mathematics and other MathJax-enabled sites. For example: ...
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How can I check how many times a user has made the Hot Network Questions list?

During my time on SE, I've asked more than one question that hit the Hot Network Questions list (3 that I know of, each from a different SE site; same linked account). Other than analyzing the number ...
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Make the hot questions list a bit more interesting by heavily promoting questions from related sites

A couple of days ago I was showing Politics to a friend, hoping to get her to participate on the site. At some point, she noticed the "hot questions" list and I couldn't help but notice that until she ...
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At smaller sites, penalize hot questions having 3-4 close votes

At smaller sites (up to 50-100 questions a day average) closing a question takes hours or even days. As an example, this SO question has got 5 close votes in 15 minutes, while its twin at ...
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Let's make the hot questions' icons clickable

I would like to see the icons in the Hot network questions right panel clickable, leading to the homepage of the site where the question comes from. It would make it more comfortable to switch to the ...
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Reasoning behind changing the main portal's homepage and focus

http://stackexchange.com/ went through a major change somewhere between June 11th and June 12th according to the Wayback Machine. This is how it looked like before, with focus on the ...
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How do hot questions on a single site contribute to hot network questions sidebar?

Every site has a "hot questions" tab. These questions "sometimes" show up in the hot network questions sidebar based on a complex algorithm. That sidebar is engineered to show hot questions across ...
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What makes a question 'hot'? [duplicate]

'Hot' StackExchange questions can be seen here, but what exactly is special about them that makes them 'hot'? Many of these 'hot' questions range from 2-20 upvotes, and range from a minute to a ...
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Interesting questions from the 'Stack Exchange' menu [duplicate]

What happened to the highlighted questions in the 'Stack Exchange' menu? (The top-left drop down). I'm not sure what the criteria was for questions to wind up there but I used to love that menu as it ...
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Tooltip with the question's tags in the hot questions column

When browsing Stack Exchange sites, I often notice questions that may interest me in the Hot Questions column, however they sometimes have titles that don't exactly tell what ...
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Please direct me to https through hot network questions if I am browsing securely

I noticed that the Stack Exchange sites are now browse-able in https mode. All the links from the top-bar are also linked as //someplace.stackexchange.com etc. But, this is not the case for the Hot ...
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How can I get a HOT network questions week digest?

I spend most of my Stack Exchange time in Stack Overflow, where I try to be productive. But there's this little side section with hot questions goodies from all the communities, like so, tempting me ...
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Hot questions tab shows “on hold” instead of “duplicate”

There are these questions: Link [tag:some_tag] to another Stack Exchange site [duplicate] Exceeding daily review limit [duplicate] Active tab shows right info:
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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 ...
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Changing title text in hot questions shortlist

Can we take the title text out of the URLs in the Hot Questions shortlist? Currently, if a visited question's title is edited, the URL changes too, so the link is rendered as if it had not been ...
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Should a hot network question that you're currently reading appear on the list of them? [duplicate]

This question is a hot question. As a result, there's a link to it in the "hot questions" sidebar. This...is a bit silly. Why is a question linking to itself? I think it would make more sense to ...
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Does Stack Exchange Track Clicks to “Hot Network Questions”

I'd love to make or see a graph analysis of click-throughs from Stack Overflow to other community's questions. I expect to see attractors that SO types tend to fall into (e.g. RPGs). Does Stack ...
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Dollar signs breaks formatting of 'Hot Network Questions' [duplicate]

Related to Dollar Sign corrupts list of questions (may be latex related) and Dollar Sign corrupts question. This question: looks like this in the 'Hot Network Questions' section of e.g. ...
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What questions are excluded from the hot-question list based on content?

I was wondering whether the conditions listed in this answer to an old question are still applicable. What is the full list of criteria a question's content (body and title) must satisfy so that it ...
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Allow limited filtering of 'hot network' questions by allowing a blacklist of up to five sites [duplicate]

I enjoy hot questions and I often go to other networks because of interesting questions which is great for me and that network. It is a great promotion tool. However, irrelevant or thematically ...
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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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Exclude TeX.SE question titles from MathJax parsing in Hot Network Questions

Recently, the TeX.SE question "\[\mu\] is printing the Greek letter mu on a separate single line" got onto the Hot Network Questions list. Like many questions on TeX.SE, it contains some TeX markup ...
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In Hot-Questions, groups seem to repeat. How about a left/right-button?

Also inspired by "Hot Network Questions" randomizes too much when navigation in browser history and Websockets break caching. I have the feeling that there is a limited number of ...
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“Hot Network Questions” randomizes too much when navigation in browser history [duplicate]

I really love the "Hot Network Questions" (HNQ) as I love to look at what other communities do; in german I would say "Ich liebe es, über den Tellerrand zu schauen" (Love looking beyond my own's ...
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Is there a way to see which users's questions are shown most in 'Hot Questions' list?

Is there a way to see which users over the whole Stackexchange network havethe most questions show up on the 'hot questions' list?
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Can I see the full list of hot questions somewhere?

I understand that there is a pool of hot questions and with every refresh of the browser I am presented with a selection of those questions. Is there a place where I can see the full list of current ...
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Websockets break caching

Since some time, the SE network has "Hot Network Questions" in a sidebar. Interesting as they are, I click on one of them. It occurs quite frequently that I see another interesting question after ...
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How on earth does this question have 2.7k views on day 1? [duplicate]

How come the views for this question is at 2,732 if it was only posted today? It has a lot of answers, too! Is this a bug or is this really happening? How has this happened?
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Hot question but locked [duplicate]

I was going through the hot question list and found this question Why can't my program compile under Windows 7 in French? This question is locked and it is in the hot question list. Is that ...
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hot questions change every time page is refreshed [duplicate]

just noticed this, the hot questions on main page do not seem to be stable at all. clicked "refresh" on a main or meta page and they instantly/constantly change. understand that it would constantly ...
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“Popular questions” list no longer appears on any SE website

The recent redesign changed the list on the right from "recent tags and bounties" to "popular questions on the general SE network". I liked this change because I'm far more interested in these ...
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How can one-point scored question become “network hot”

While answering my own question, I took a look at Hot Network Questions section to the right. I found there: Stack Overflow's Hide loading gif after ajax callback (score 8), Programmers' Why is CPU ...
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Don't show me hot questions I can't understand

There are already many sites about foreign languages, and sites in foreign languages are starting (Stack Overflow in Portugese). Because of it, the hot questions tab is often filled with questions ...