Linked Questions

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How is hotness score calculated at larger sites?

To start with, I am aware that hot questions from larger sites are somehow "penalized" and what are the reasons for that: This is designed to ensure that a single site doesn't dominate the list, ...
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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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Which sites are excluded or limited from Hot Network Questions?

I was curious but couldn't find any definitive listing on this. Is there an official list of sites excluded from Hot Network Questions somewhere? Additionally, which sites are penalized from Hot ...
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Old timer's luck vs Newcomer's work

Once in a while I stumble on some question or answer with HUGE amount of upvotes (thousands for a question and multiple hundreds for an answer). Here is the perfect example: How to modify existing, ...
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The Anatomy of a Hot Question

Here is the traffic since The Workplace was created: These are the three questions that caused those huge spikes in traffic: Is it rude to leave an interview early if you have already made your ...
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Prevent specific sites from being overrepresented in the hot questions list [duplicate]

Some sites appear far more often in the hot questions list than other sites. I don't have any hard data on that, as that kind of data is just not publicly available, but I'm pretty sure my subjective ...
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Should trending questions be auto-protected? [duplicate]

I noticed today that a request for protection came up due to the the large number of me-too answers on a trending question I answered recently. This got me thinking, since trending questions get far ...
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Should all sites have a more equal chance in the Stack Exchange Hot Questions list? [duplicate]

Looking at the Hot Questions list on StackExchange.com I have a feeling that its favoring the bigger sites. Because their 'hot questions' get more time in the spotlight, they in turn get hotter and ...
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How can one-point scored question become "network hot"

While answering my own question, I took a look at Hot Network Questions section to the right. I found there: Stack Overflow's Hide loading gif after ajax callback (score 8), Programmers' Why is CPU ...
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Make hot questions with multiple answers age away faster on smaller / subjective-ish sites [duplicate]

Due to extended exposure to wide SE network, hot questions tend to attract certain amount of low quality answers 1 2 3. These answers would better be (and eventually are) removed, but on smaller / ...
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Why is this question a hot question?

Is Photography such a low volume site that https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/56891/why-would-i-bother-to-participate-any-further-on-this-web-site (now migrated to their meta: https://photo....