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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

I really like the new Stack Exchange home page, where certain questions from the Stack Exchange Network are presented, along with a hotness rating that is described as "arbitrary" in its ...
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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one): You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, a ...
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Revisiting the "Hot Network Questions" feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Thanks for your input here and elsewhere on Meta. Please see the results of this discussion on the update post: Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less &...
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What formula should be used to determine "hot" questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, ...
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Remove question from HNQ if it has close votes

I've seen this a few times in the past few months, where questions that are blatantly off topic are still on the Hot Network Questions list. Great, it has more exposure, and people who are not ...
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How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?

See these two questions. They are very much similar to each other. I was shocked to see both these questions hit the HNQ. How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?
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Why did this question make it onto HNQ? [duplicate]

I see that Can an employer be forced to allow an employee to bring a gun to work (Washington State)? has made it to the HNQ list. What process makes it possible for such a very localised (...
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Dealing with HNQ drama before it happens - how do we deal with questions that can lead to trouble?

Sometimes stuff creeps into HNQ that doesn't belong. While I'm a moderator of one site that doesn't get into the HNQ, and the worst I'd face on the other is a question that's decidedly meh, having a ...
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Limit the number of questions per site in the Hot Network Questions list

I was recently browsing through the Hot Network Questions and spotting a weird pattern with the frequency of the sites. So I decided to tally up the results and what I found was not reassuring. These ...
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Add an audit log to record when particular question enters and leaves hot list [duplicate]

The Hot Network Questions page displays a constantly changing list of 100 questions, since it deals with time since recent activity. But are changes in this list ever recorded anywhere for posterity (...
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Change the title of "Hot Network Questions" to make it clear that it's referring to the overall Stack Exchange network

This was a point raised in a micro-study performed by ArtOfCode, but is even more relevant now because of the recent removal of an entire site from Hot Network Questions for...known reasons. To quote ...
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Is Stack Exchange becoming more focused on funny or entertaining content rather than actual useful information?

It feels like Stack Exchange has basically turned into Reddit in a way. With a lot of SEs like Workplace.SE, Academia.SE, IPS.SE, Worldbuilding.SE, etc. These SEs are used mostly to kill time/read ...
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Rename Hot Network Questions 'Watching the Pretty Flames'

I've seen a few good questions on HNQ in the more distant past, but in the past few months, almost any time I've seen a question featured in HNQ it's been one that has attracted a lot of activity ...
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Proposed Change to Community Deletion Criteria

Per this answer, the Community user autodeletes any answer that matches this criteria (among others): The system will automatically delete closed (not as a duplicate), unlocked questions with zero ...
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At smaller sites, penalize hot questions having 3-4 close votes

At smaller sites (up to 50-100 questions a day average) closing a question takes hours or even days. As an example, this SO question has got 5 close votes in 15 minutes, while its twin at Software ...

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