Linked Questions

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Disable hot questions to prevent distraction [duplicate]

I come to stack overflow to ask specific questions and read the answers for specific questions. Sometimes I also answer a few questions. However, I noticed that since the "hot questions" drop down was ...
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0answers
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Can I turn off “Hot Network Questions”? [duplicate]

I love the "Hot Network Questions"... so much that I am looking up real work and the next thing I know 45 minutes have gone by and I have not even read what I came for. This happens multiple times a ...
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0answers
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Provide option to disable distracting Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

The "Hot Network Questions" sidebar is a really nice toy when I browse Stack Exchange for fun, but it never helped me when working and using the serious Q&A aspect of, say, Stack Overflow. It ...
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0answers
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How do I hide “hot network questions” on Stack Exchange with Firefox? [duplicate]

I like using Stack Exchange websites. I often find myself clicking on hot network questions and that time is frequently not spend productively. Is there a way when I use Firefox to hide that element ...
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0answers
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Sidebar movie spoilers [duplicate]

While visiting technical sites to do my job I'm also learning spoilers from movies I want to see. Can you fix this? Current one pertains to movies.stackexchange.com and Infinity War.
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24answers
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Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less “hotness”!

Some of you may have noticed that we've been making some changes to the Hot Network Questions on the back end over the last week or so. I'm here announcing our first round of changes to how the HNQ ...
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7answers
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Filtering “hot” questions [duplicate]

Is there a way to filter the "hot questions" displayed in the Stack Exchange menu? I have a profile on Stack Overflow and that's pretty much it. Therefore the list as it is now is pretty ...
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11answers
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Prevent questions with movie/tv shows/game spoilers from appearing in the hot questions list

I've noticed that occasionally "hot questions" from SciFi and the Movies & TV network contain major spoilers about the movie/show discussed. The Matrix spoilers: I like browsing through those ...
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Hide Hot Questions?

Why hide a hot question? You've read it. You're not interested. You want to see more hotness. How? Add an 'X' beside each hot question.
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5answers
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Filter “Hot Network Questions” by excluding sites

I was going to make a filter for the "Hot Network Questions" by excluding some sites from it. I noticed this answer which talks about "negative filtering" but does not explain how one can do it or if ...
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5answers
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Option to disable all April fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff

I request a single checkbox and definite option in the user settings to disable all forms of April Fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff that only distract a user. I have no ...
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2answers
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Breaking the HNQ feedback loop on bad questions

The Hot Network Questions sidebar is a bit of a contentious issue, because it tends to promote questions that are often perceived as 'cheap', of relatively low quality, or on the fringes of topicality ...
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3answers
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Add a toggle to collapse the hot network questions list

While the hot network questions list can be entertaining, there are a few situations in which it harms the experience of using SE sites, especially when you use SE sites at work. I know that ...
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1answer
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Can we have a way to limit or otherwise control with Stack Exchange sites we see on our questions page? [duplicate]

For a variety of reasons, I'd love to be able to restrict which questions I see on my Stack Exchange questions page (i.e.: https://stackexchange.com/questions). For instance, I haven't seen Avengers:...
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1answer
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How to hide entire sidebar except for question stats

There's already a question on how to hide the "Hot Network Questions" from the sidebar on all Stack Exchange sites. The most popular answer suggests adding ###hot-network-questions to your adblocker's ...
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0answers
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Is “hotness” the best way of sorting linked questions in the sidebar?

When viewing What is the most efficient way to deep clone an object in JavaScript? (question score 4042), the "Linked questions" are sorted by hotness, rather than votes. This means that How do I ...
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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 ...