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'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 week-or-so old.

They also have low activity.

What's so special about these questions that makes them 'hot'?

  • It's only matter of a formula involving amount of upvotes, amount of answers and when it was posted. – Shadow9 Jun 18 '14 at 15:27
  • Formula is available here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/61343 – Shadow9 Jun 18 '14 at 15:29
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    Also see How do the "arbitrary hotness points" work on the new Stack Exchange home page?, which is arguably the better dupe. – Martijn Pieters Jun 18 '14 at 15:29
  • @MartijnPieters wrong dupe, the one you linked to is talking about the tab in each site, not the network hot questions. The formula is not the same. – Shadow9 Jun 18 '14 at 15:30
  • @ShadowWizard: Yeah, hence the 'arguably better dupe' remark. Feel free to re-open and dupe-hammer close it again. – Martijn Pieters Jun 18 '14 at 15:32
  • @MartijnPieters oh my, I pasted the wrong URL, lol! Guess we'll leave it be, OP got his answer anyway. – Shadow9 Jun 19 '14 at 6:42
  • Looks correct to me though! – Martijn Pieters Jun 19 '14 at 7:04

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