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157 votes
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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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115 votes
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What is the Goal of "Hot Network Questions"?

There has been a tug-of-war in the hot-questions list. Community members like JonW seem to be unhappy with the traffic that it brings to their site: 'But we want to encourage people to post, that's ...
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106 votes
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Don't let questions stick to the top of the hot questions list forever [duplicate]

I've noticed that some very highly upvoted questions stay in the list of hot questions (also displayed in the Stack Exchange menu on the top left) for a very long time, often for several days. One ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
57 votes
6 answers

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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66 votes
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Allow moderators or gold tag badge holders to prevent questions from being on the hot network questions (HNQ) list

Sometimes a question that is not representative of a site makes the HNQ list. This can lead to a large bump in traffic on a question the community may not be well equipped to handle. I propose that ...
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120 votes
2 answers

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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27 votes
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What changed in the Hot Questions sidebar algorithm?

I've recently noticed that the hot questions list is now different almost every time I look at it. It used to be static - I.e. I could browse around for half an hour and the items on it would be ...
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34 votes
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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 (...
gnat's user avatar
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15 votes
1 answer

Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness

Whenever I refresh Stack Exchange sites or go to a question, the Hot Network Question list items are re-listed or re-ordered, quite dramatically it seems. This seems like a new thing. It's actually ...
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22 votes
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Accessing the Hot Network Questions via the API

Currently, there is no public API to access the Hot Network Questions. Can this ability be added to the official API? Ideally, this method call should return an array of questions, though each ...
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22 votes
1 answer

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 / ...
gnat's user avatar
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1 answer

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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10 votes
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Are hot questions protected against the snowball effect?

When a question gets into the "hot questions" list, it obviously starts getting many more views as many people are just browsing "hot questions" and viewing questions there. This results in a snowball ...
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11 votes
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'all actions' tab of some users' profiles takes forever to load

When attempting to view the 'all actions' tab on some users' profiles, the page takes forever to load. For instance, attempting to load Fred -ii-'s 'all actions' tab takes just about 2 seconds. For ...
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Let me filter the iOS app Hot Questions

note: this should not be duplicate of Filtering "hot" questions since its about ios-app I use iOS app mostly to read Hot Questions (95% of the time), while riding a public transport or ...
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