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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 ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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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 (...
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Why did this question make it onto HNQ? [duplicate]

I see that Can an employer be forced to allow an employee to bring a gun to work (Washington State)? has made it to the HNQ list. What process makes it possible for such a very localised (...
Andrew Morton's user avatar
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Mods should be able to suppress questions from the Multicollider [duplicate]

This came up over in EL&U chat, but since it affects the whole network I'm bringing it up here. Related topics from Should EL&U be removed from the ...
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Where can I see at what time a hot network question lost its "hot network question" status? [duplicate]

The question timeline indicates when a question becomes a hot network question but doesn't seem to indicate when it loses its "hot network question" status, unless a moderator manually ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Mohd Abdul Mujib's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Philippe's user avatar
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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 ...
Maxim Zaslavsky's user avatar
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network

It's nice to be here! Hello, fellow humans! My name is Juan M and I’ve served as the Community Manager of Stack Overflow en español as well as the Manager for the International Stack Overflow ...
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What kinds of question titles put a site's HNQ presence at risk?

Last month Stack Exchange removed a site from the Hot Network Questions list across the network because of a complaint about some questions that appeared there. I'm not here to rehash that decision (...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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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 - ...
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Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ

I noticed this new addition. It is now stated in the revision history if a question has made it to the Hot Network Questions, example:
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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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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Send a notification to mods (and 10k users?) when questions go "hot"

Editor's note: This is not a duplicate of Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ. This asks for a notification when a question hits HNQ; the revision history item mentioned in the other ...
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How to determine if a question has ever been a "hot network question"?

I've had at least one question featured as a "hot network question" and during that time it got thousands of views in the course of a few days. But if you look at that question now you won't have any ...
neubert's user avatar
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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 ...
gnat's user avatar
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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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Preventing the HNQ feedback-loop

We all know that the HNQ causes good- or okay-questions to be flooded with activity, especially if they have an abnormal or controversial title. There’s no need to get into the mess which kicked off ...
Tim's user avatar
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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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Dealing with HNQ drama before it happens - how do we deal with questions that can lead to trouble?

Sometimes stuff creeps into HNQ that doesn't belong. While I'm a moderator of one site that doesn't get into the HNQ, and the worst I'd face on the other is a question that's decidedly meh, having a ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Limit the number of questions per site in the Hot Network Questions list

I was recently browsing through the Hot Network Questions and spotting a weird pattern with the frequency of the sites. So I decided to tally up the results and what I found was not reassuring. These ...
caird coinheringaahing's user avatar
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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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What is the impact of the recent changes to how Hot Network Questions work?

It's been almost two months since some major changes were made to the Hot Network Questions (HNQ), including a timeline event when a post hits HNQ, a (configurable) maximum number of questions each ...
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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 ...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
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Very hot network questions found

The Boardgames Stack Exchange question How would an instant or sorcery with an effect that targets work with Feather? became a Hot Network Question three times, according to its timeline: All three ...
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How can I add Hot Network Questions (HNQ) to a chat room feed?

I would like to MYOH (Make Your Own HNQ) by posting hot network questions (HNQ) as a chat feed to a chat room. This offers the following benefits: Filter out HNQ from specific sites, or equivalently, ...
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