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While chatting about the hot questions list (in the multicollider), we realized that I have 50 items in my list (with lowest hotness score 10), while tpg2114 has only 30 (with lowest hotness 13)

For reference, tpg2114 has the following 30 items which has changed since the chat but still only shows 30.

(relevant chat here)

Isn't the hot questions list universal? Or are there some parts which are user-specific? If so, what are they?

  • Good one. Could be that the list only shows sites you're a member of, but I haven't been able to find confirmation of that. – Mr Lister Jan 15 '13 at 8:02
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    @MrLister: Nope. tpg isn't a member of judaism.se, but it shows up in his hot questions list. Anyway, the intention behind the hot questions list is to promote sites as much as it is to promote posts. – Manishearth Jan 15 '13 at 8:09
  • Can you two compare what you get from this request? I currently get this and using my loyal shadow I can confirm it's exactly the same for two different accounts. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jan 15 '13 at 8:24
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The number of items in the MitliCollider is taken from the setting on the "Hot Questions" tab on stackexchange.com. If you set it to 50 items there, you also get 50 items in the MultiCollider.

If you don't set that option, you get the default 30 items.

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    I see nowhere where I can change this setting on the linked page. – That Brazilian Guy Sep 6 '13 at 15:28

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