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Please limit the number of PPCG questions which can appear on the HNQ [duplicate]

Programming Puzzles and Code Golf is a great site, it's fun to take part and there are some super inventive questions and answers. That said, too much code golf can be a bad thing. And as I write ...
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Limiting a site's appearance rate in Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

I get that PCG is cool or whatever, but 7/16 seems a bit silly Can we flat limit the number of times a Stack appears in HNQ instead of pulling from the list of popular questions without prejudice? I ...
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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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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'...
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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 tooltip. Such ...
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Trolls in our Halls

In Stack Exchange portal, it says: Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 112 question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming. We ...
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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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Please open the Hot Network Questions to auditing via the Data Explorer

One of the contentious issues on today's Stack Exchange is the Hot Network Questions sidebar, which can drive a lot of traffic to junk-food questions that can be very poor fits to the sites that host ...
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What stats should I track in an HNQ list monitor?

This is a question for the community at large. I've been fascinated by the HNQ list for a while now and this question has pushed me over the edge to create an HNQ list monitoring and logging tool (...
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The numbers for the HNQ list

This is a follow up to Limit the number of questions per site in the Hot Network Questions list Between 2017-06-06 00:00:02 and 2017-07-20 00:00:10, I have collected 1032 data points, one for each ...