On the Stack Exchange homepage, hotness points are rounded appropriately, but in the super multi collider whatsit thingy, they're always rounded down.

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In that example, the question has 151.966 hotness points

  • couldn't this also be an issue of caching comparing the time both items were loaded? Maybe it was 151.45 at the time the top nav loaded? – Jeff Atwood Dec 15 '10 at 17:33
  • @Jeff: Possibly, although I refreshed the page very quickly a few times as the hotness points were dropping, which is how I caught it at 151.966 for the main page. I guess if the collider loads afterward via ajax then the difference could be due to the time it takes to load. – Andy E Dec 15 '10 at 17:47

These are cached by completely different mechanisms, so there may be a slight discrepancy depending on when the caching occurs...we're okay with that. If it's off by a wide margin we'd take another look, but it's unlikely to change given how they get and cache their data at the most basic level.

  • If you're ok with it Nick, then so am I ;-) – Andy E Jul 4 '13 at 7:09

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