When a question gets to the "Hot Network Questions" tab you can hover it to see how many hotness points it has.

"This question has been arbitrarily awarded x hotness points" tooltip

(Note this doesn't occur for the HNQ list in the bottom right of most pages, it's just for the central HNQ page.)

Is there any way to get that information for any other questions that aren't there?

  • Looks like this answer is what you want. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:30
  • That script made by an user that tries to calculate the percentage (not points) of questions doesn't look very accurate/reliable. I wish there was a better way (preferably official / featured by the network site itself) but I guess I'm out of luck and that question isn't specific to this so I can't ask for that there. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:36
  • It's not possible since each site got its own "weight" which is not public. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:54
  • @ShadowtheWelcomingWizard Isn't it possible to reverse engineer the exact formula from the data exposed from knowing how many points the hot questions have? Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:56
  • Maybe, you're welcome to try, then SEDE query will also be possible. :-) Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 12:58


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