When a question becomes a hot network question, the time it became such is shown in the edit history of the question. You can replace the last part of the URL with revisions to see.

I just came across this question, no edits yet so there's no button to click to see edit history.

I tried to "replace" the last part of the URL with revisions in several ways:


No luck, all the pages just redirect to or show the original question.

How can I see the time it became hot network question?

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    Timeline 🕒
    – Rob
    Mar 18, 2021 at 23:59
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    You can also see the revisions by using the same /posts/<pistID>/* URL, but with revisions instead of timeline. So, https://quant.stackexchange.com/posts/61760/revisions for the question in which you're interested. Both the posts /timeline and /revisions URLs work for every question and answer, but the timeline is a bit easier to get to when there's not more than one revision, due to always having the timeline link below the post voting.
    – Makyen
    Mar 19, 2021 at 0:06

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The correct URL is posts instead of questions (and timeline not revisions):


And it can always be opened via the bottom "history" button on the left:

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    this image lacks a freehand circle
    – Luuklag
    Mar 19, 2021 at 7:53
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    @Luuklag extremely good point, I am ashamed of my negligence 😭 No wonder I'm also the type of guy who would post a duplicate question....
    – minseong
    Mar 19, 2021 at 10:06

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