Is Photography such a low volume site that https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/56891/why-would-i-bother-to-participate-any-further-on-this-web-site (now migrated to their meta: https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4593/why-would-i-bother-to-participate-any-further-on-this-web-site ) somehow qualifies as hot? It is not a clever title to make you read something about photographs, it's exactly what it appears to be:

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35 views doesn't feel very hot to me!

The question has a lot of comments, but the accepted answer to How are questions in the 'hot' tab selected? makes no mention of comments at all, just views, score, answers, answer score, and age.

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    It's all matter of amount of answers and votes. I think that two answers, each with score of 1+ are enough to make the question "hot". However, I agree it better be changed and cancel any hotness if the question itself has negative score. – ShaWiz Nov 22 '14 at 0:15
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    I like the way how Stack Overflow questions are protected from getting into network-wide hot list - system seems to simply block them until they reach score of 5-6. For per-site hot lists this would probably be an overkill but a softer condition, like positive score, would make sense – gnat Nov 23 '14 at 13:44
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    thanks for the bounty, @gnat – Kate Gregory Nov 24 '14 at 12:56

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