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I noticed a that recently it seems that at least one of my questions have gone to the HNQ each week, though they are asked on different sites.

But I don't know how to verify this.

Is there a "total user hotness" function, something that shows how many of my questions have been HNQ this week or this month as a plot or numbers?

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    The answer is no. If you'd like this, you'll want this to be a FR. You might be able to get some info from SEDE but we don't track it anywhere... also, important to note that until February, we didn't track which questions hit the HNQ list at all, so the data won't go back very far. This could be a fun stat to track moving forward but it'd be pretty low priority, particularly if it's network-wide rather than single site. – Catija Apr 4 '19 at 15:03
  • @Catija Thanks, then I should learn how to use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). I won't make a feature request. If I ever did, it would probably be for a little "love". – uhoh Apr 4 '19 at 15:10
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    Sure. If you're lucky, someone may write it for you... Not quite sure why this is getting downvotes. Sorry about that. – Catija Apr 4 '19 at 15:29
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We do not have any sort of counter for this anywhere on the network, not on a per-site or network wide basis... though that's not because it's not potentially interesting information. We didn't track whether a question was on the HNQ list until February 2019, so creating a feature like this wasn't possible until then.

That said, if we ever did create it, it'd be very incomplete as we can't create the data looking backwards before February. We just don't have the information. So, any tool would come with the giant asterisk "Data since February 2019".

If you are interested in the partial data you can probably do this in SEDE by requesting the count/site for the appropriate history event - I'm a bit sketchy on how such a query would work but there are some users here on MSE who are great with SEDE and may be able to help you with it.

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  • Thanks for your answer! A SEDE query would be just perfect for me, I'd just want to have a look from time to time, rather than the whole gamification experience. – uhoh Apr 4 '19 at 15:42
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    @uhoh here you go: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/… – rene Apr 4 '19 at 16:05
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    That's cool! Thanks, @rene :D – Catija Apr 4 '19 at 16:07
  • @Catija what about a number for HNQs per site/per month (this months HNQ)? – MEE Apr 4 '19 at 18:38
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    @MEEthesetupwizard It'd be a useless stat for 99.9999% of people on the network. All time is much better. The other thing, that I didn't really mention... is that we tend to look at things people can kinda control... the average question on the HNQ list... just happened to strike a chord. It's usually more of an accident than anything else. – Catija Apr 4 '19 at 18:40
  • @rene yipee! Thanks very much for the help. I think with such a nicely written and clear example I can finally learn to use SEDE too. – uhoh Apr 5 '19 at 0:02
  • @rene sorry to bother you, there's some obvious point I'm missing. The query in your link, as well as this one are still returning 30 HNQs though there have been a few more recently (e.g. 1, 2) Can you just mention what I need to do to implement them with updated info? Thanks! – uhoh Apr 18 '19 at 11:19
  • @rene I can't figure out where I would ask this as a proper and on-topic SE question, otherwise I would have done that instead. – uhoh Apr 18 '19 at 11:19
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    @uhoh SEDE is updated once a week, on sunday. At least one of your examples only became hot 18 hours ago. They will showup in the query only after sunday morning. I'm often pingable in chat, for example in the SEDE room – rene Apr 18 '19 at 12:20

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