Linked Questions

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How should I go about retrieving the date of when a question became/was no longer hot with SEDE?

I am currently making a SEDE query to determine which questions from a specific user have made it onto the Hot Network Questions list and when. While I can get the specific questions, I am unable to ...
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Moderator flag dashboard design refresh (alpha)

Earlier this year, we started work on a design refresh for the moderator flag dashboard, and ran a limited alpha on a few sites. Today, we're opening it up to the rest of the network, with the goal ...
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Could there be a self-edit threshold that precludes a question from getting on the HNQ list?

I had to check out this question this morning in my moderatorial duties, and I was a little grieved to see it hit the HNQ at some point after it was asked, but certainly after the OP had edited it ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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Usability issues for first-time Stack Exchange users - a micro-study

I come from lands afar, also known as Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange. Over there, we have a serious problem with first-time Stack Exchange users coming along and asking off-topic questions - ...
568 votes
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How to avoid "Hot Network Questions" on the sidebar

This may sound like a 'first world problem', but I am quite easily distracted by the 'Hot Network Questions' sidebar, as I find them quite amusing and some of them quite intellectual But where the ...
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1 answer
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Why do we see our own questions on the HNQ sidebar?

Many times, I see my own hot network question in the sidebar. Specifically, it is happening frequently with this question on Law. However, it is just a distraction because I already know about it! I ...
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2 answers
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Do moderators have the ability to pre-emptively remove questions from the HNQ?

I noticed that the question 'Isomorphism class of the zero module is not a set' on Mathematics SE was removed from the HNQ by a moderator, but curiously there is no entry in the timeline for when it ...
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1 answer
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In 2022, what actually happens to a candidate question for the HNQ when MathJax is in the title? (e.g. edit changing n=25 to "$n=25$")

For my recently asked Physics SE question How can an $n=25$ Rydberg state exist in a solid? What does the wave function look like? an edit was made changing n=25 to "$n=25$". Presumably this ...
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An HNQ that's 21 days old? [duplicate]

This question appears on the HNQ list right now (I've posted a screenshot here, with the quetion I mentioned, circled in yellow, in case you wanted to see it). What surprised me was that the question ...
39 votes
1 answer
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Which sites appear most often in the Hot Network Questions list?

Is there any data about which Stack Exchange sites have their questions end up in the Hot Network Questions list the most? In particular: What percentage of hot network questions comes from each site?...
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Magic wand time - what does your community need?

Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether ...
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How'd you get started?

OK, it feels like this is tapering off a little, so I'm going to do the same thing as last week ... I'll still check in here and read, but I'm probably not going to post much more here. The next ...

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