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How are “Hot” Questions Selected?

Is there a way to know the ranking (appearance) of a certain question on Stack Overflow in the hot questions list?

  • Which one? Your question will appear in a lot of lists...
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 10, 2012 at 20:44
  • You mean hot questions list? Jun 10, 2012 at 20:44
  • I mean the hot question list indeed. Jun 10, 2012 at 20:45
  • I fear there is no such way currently. Jun 10, 2012 at 21:02
  • @Shog9 "The How are Hot questions Selected?" Is mainly targeting the algorithm itself. This question is about finding information about the ranking status of a certain question not how such information is found. Jun 10, 2012 at 22:05
  • @Future2020: all of the inputs to the algorithm are public - you should be able to calculate the "score" based on that. I don't know why you'd want to, but...
    – Shog9
    Jun 10, 2012 at 22:08


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