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Include questions from Meta SE in the “Hot Network Questions.” (Or in the Community Bulletin network-wide)

I've never seen a question from Meta included in the "Hot Network Questions." I'm talking about the site I'm posting this very question to, not site-specific Metas. If Meta SE is currently excluded, ...
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Favorite etiquette (and hot questions) [duplicate]

I am well aware of how the Favorite button on the questions works and where I go to find my or anyone else's favorite questions. I am also well aware of the fact that adding a question to the ...
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Impose strict time-limit for questions on Hot Network Questions list

Right now there are multiple questions that have been on the Hot Network Questions list for a large number of days: 8 days - How can I explain to non-techie friends that "cryptography is good&...
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hot network questions have inconsistent CSS for visited/not visited depending on the site you're on

This is a HNQ excerpt from Stack Overflow. Visited questions are objectively darker. This is a HNQ excerpt from Super User. Visited questions are objectively lighter. This is a HNQ excerpt from ...
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Site-specific MathJax affects all sites' question titles in front page hot network questions list [duplicate]

I noticed while browsing Worldbuilding's front page that the hot network questions list seems to use Mathjax globally for question titles, even when the site the question is from doesn't use Mathjax, ...
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Let me filter the iOS app Hot Questions

note: this should not be duplicate of Filtering "hot" questions since its about ios-app I use iOS app mostly to read Hot Questions (95% of the time), while riding a public transport or ...
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Why does the Stack Exchange hot question widget resize?

When using the Stack Exchange hot question widget, I noticed one thing. When the text covers only two lines, the widget is smaller than when the text has three or more lines (more than three gets ...
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Is there a way to know which SE sites have contributed the most to the Hot Questions list?

Is there a way to know which SE sites have contributed the most to the Hot Questions list in a given time or so?
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Refresh Hot Network Questions without refreshing the whole page

I was browsing through Stack Exchange the other day and more often than not I found myself in a situation which led me to make this post. I hope you find it useful. So we all know there is the Hot ...
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History of Hot Questions

Is there a historical list of all questions that have ever been to the Hot Questions list? For the purpose of exploring the most interesting questions (by HQ algo's opinion). Regarding linked ...
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Hot Network Question on feed is refreshed too aggressively on Android app

The SE Android app (v1.0.85 beta) refreshes the Hot Network Question (HNQ) on the feed too aggressively. Steps to reproduce: Open the SE app and wait until it displays the feed with HNQ on the top. ...
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Make the Stack Exchange Hot Questions feed include all HNQs

I noticed that the Stack Exchange Hot Questions feed only comprises the 30 topmost HNQs rather than all 100. I wonder why that is and if there is a good reason for it, when the complete list isn't ...
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Should off-topic, meta comments about a question being in the sidebar be discouraged?

More and more often, I'm seeing comments along the lines of, "your question's title caught my attention in the sidebar," or, "I'm surprised this has just shown up on my "Hot Network Questions" [...]," ...
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Can an old question ever resurge as a 'Hot Network Question'? [duplicate]

By 'old', I mean questions older than 6 months. If so, does anyone know the correlation between age of the question and Resurging?
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Tex escapes in Hot Questions sidebar [duplicate]

As seen on Worldbuilding: linked question: How to add overline on top of $\bm B$?
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Mathoverflow - why so different

Curious why mathoverflow (se site) doesn't have hot questions list on the right. It also uses the old stackoverflow design. Why has this site's design and functionality been abandoned (or at least ...
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Filtering sites on Android HNQ widget

I would appreciate some options to customize the Android widget a bit, especially filtering out specific networks. I really like that I'm getting interesting questions from networks I haven't been ...
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Remove locked questions from hot questions [duplicate]

There's a question over on AskUbuntu... you know the one. Its a hot question. It also happens to be mod locked (not closed). This means no new answers, no new comments, and no new votes. Because of ...
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Age hot questions faster

In theory, hot questions are intended to be a buzz feed like list of "neat stuff from across the Stack Exchange network." Ok. Could we get them to age a little bit faster? It gets rather boring ...
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Question from HNQ widget on Android doesn't load, showing last viewed question instead

I have found myself in an uncomfortable situation after clicking the Hot Network Question widget. I click the widget, it opens Stack Exchange app and doesn't refresh. That causes me seeing the ...
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Accessing the Hot Network Questions via the API

Currently, there is no public API to access the Hot Network Questions. Can this ability be added to the official API? Ideally, this method call should return an array of questions, though each ...
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Can Hot Network Questions honor tag filters? [duplicate]

If a particular community has a favorite tag, I would like for that question in the Hot Network Questions list to highlight. If I have a tag set to ignore, it will either grey out or not show at all (...
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Can we have read only access to the HNQ word blacklist?

As explained in Profanity in hot questions list there is a blacklist of words that will prevent a question from appearing in the Hot Network Questions sidebar on other Stack Exchange sites. Can we ...
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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 anti-...
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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 today....
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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 [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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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Confusing message on “Hot questions” widget

I have the Stack Exchange "Hot Questions" widget that is part of the SE Android app on my phone's home screen. Today I had my phone in flight mode for a few hours, which made the following text ...
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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 ...