I currently have two questions (1, 2) on the front page of the Hot Network Questions list, both from Worldbuilding:

Only my profile picture for the first one shows up; it isn't there for the second one. I'm simply skipped over.

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    The right hand sidebar is for 'Top Network Users' Sep 1, 2015 at 17:48
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    @HackerKarma Ah, so it's only supposed to show once?
    – HDE 226868
    Sep 1, 2015 at 17:50
  • I mean to say unique (too late to edit) user profile in the 'Top Network Users' section. Added answer below Sep 1, 2015 at 18:00

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Looking at the number of 'Hot' questions (30 count) on the left and the 'Top Network Users' (29 count) in the right hand sidebar panel, I can say that user profile is listed only once (making it unique) even if he/she has multiple questions in the 'Hot' list.

As the 'Hot' lists gets updated, I'm also attaching the PDF file (generated few mins. after OP post submission) for the cross reference.

On the side note for my comments about 'Top Network Users' as I found the description ("These users asked or provided top answers for the posts on this page") is quite confusing. Upon doing little bit more research I found of following things:

Moderator animuson's answer:

So it has nothing to do with them being "top network users" - it is just a list of authors for the hot questions seen to the left. Each user should correspond to each question going in order down the list.

But the user corresponding has an exception when there are multiple posts from the same user e.g. OP's given example.

Moderator Oded's comment:

The list is limited in number - doesn't mean that answerers never show up there. IIRC there is a bias towards askers.

Moderator Anna Lear's comment:

Not entirely sold on the proposed wording, but I agree that what we got now is clunky at best.

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