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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

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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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?
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Joining a Stack Exchange site for the single purpose of an upvote

I have read many questions asked in SEs I have not joined yet; the sidebar advertises new hot questions and the top questions of many SEs are worth reading. Whenever I read an really awesome answer ...
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When a site moves into public beta, are its questions immediately eligible for HNQ?

When a site moves into public beta, are its questions immediately eligible to appear on the Hot Network Questions? Or does the SE staff still have to activate something in order for that to happen?
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What does Qanswers mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: As we know, the formula is used to determine hot questions. What does Qanswers mean in the hot tab but not the week or month tab? Is it mean how many answers were generated in the ...
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What does Qupdated mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: (log(Qviews)*4) + ((Qanswers * Qscore)/5) + sum(Ascores) -------------------------------------------------------- ((QageInHours+1) - ((QageInHours - Qupdated)/2)) ^ 1.5 What does ...
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Hot Questions in iOS Notification Center not working [closed]

I really like the Hot Questions widget, because it's interesting to see. However, today I got an update. When I clicked on it, it would not open the app. I then removed it and added back into NC. It ...
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Why did this question appear on the Hot Network Questions list?

I saw this question in the Hot Questions list, but when I clicked it I saw that it was a question I had seen a long time ago. All the time stamps on the comments and answers are from a previous date, ...
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Popular question with popular answer and votes for closure

I have answered this question with 1.8k views, 16 upvotes (on Biology SE that's quite good) and counting. My answer is well-received (21 upvotes, accepted). Now people are voting for question closure ...
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Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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Hot Questions widget doesn't change question when refreshed; appears “hung” or “frozen”

Sometimes I find the Hot Questions widget appears hung, stuck or frozen. The Refresh button indicates that I have tapped on it by turning blue but the question doesn't change. So the widget UI itself ...
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How is hotness score calculated at larger sites?

To start with, I am aware that hot questions from larger sites are somehow "penalized" and what are the reasons for that: This is designed to ensure that a single site doesn't dominate the list, ...
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How can I view the list of hot network questions using the Stack Exchange Android app?

I have the Stack Exchange Android app and use it often just to look at new and interesting questions. There's a widget which shows random questions from the list of "hot network questions." However ...
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Why would someone with 1 question with 1 upvote be considered a “Top network User”?

I just noticed that on the Hot Questions page there's a widget for "Top Network Users". I clicked on the very first user on the list (Ali on Blender.SE) to see who it was (I was kind of expecting Jon ...
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Hot network questions sidebar does not show some favicons in Firefox on a high DPI display

I'm currently on a high-resolution display (1920x1200 @ ~224 PPI), using Firefox 36.0.1 on Windows 8.1 with display (Windows DPI) scaling set to 150%. This seems to cause favicons to not show up for ...
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Hot question generally have high views as well as high votes? [duplicate]

Recently having few observation stack exchange site , I noticed that hot question is high voted. When question is said to be hot question all the user sees it first or user sees that question before ...
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Let mods (and 10k?) know when questions go “hot”

On smaller sites, questions that make the network-wide "hot questions" list receive disproportionate amounts of traffic and, sadly, comments and answers we'd like to monitor rather closely. Also, ...
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On what basis are the hot network questions displayed? [duplicate]

Are questions from the SE network randomly displayed in the "Hot Network Questions" list, or is there any specific criteria for the questions which are displayed there?
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Why is this question a hot question?

Is Photography such a low volume site that http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/56891/why-would-i-bother-to-participate-any-further-on-this-web-site (now migrated to their meta: Why would I bother ...
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I want to be able to filter the Stack Exchange front page to remove specific sites [duplicate]

The front page contains hot questions from many sites. However, some sites I am not interested in and I want to permanently blacklist them. Can this feature be added (unless it is already present, in ...
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Tooltip/Title to show tags of Hot Network Questions when hovered over

Currently, hovering the mouse over a Hot Network Question title does nothing (but show the URL in the bottom of the browser, if supported). Sometimes the title of the question alone doesn't make it ...
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Why does Stack Exchange use separate databases for each network site?

There are reasonable reasons for why separate sites are appropriate for Stack Exchange according to what it aims to be, and some of them are discussed here : Why is Stack Exchange split into multiple ...
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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

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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Can't tap the android hot questions widget

I have 4 copies of the hot questions widget. Sometimes, possibly after they reload on their own, I can only tap to open the last widget I added. If I tap on the question of any others nothing happens. ...
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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 ...