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Impose strict time-limit for questions on Hot Network Questions list

Right now there are multiple questions that have been on the Hot Network Questions list for a large number of days: 8 days - How can I explain to non-techie friends that "cryptography is good&...
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31answers
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What formula should be used to determine “hot” questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, it's only ...
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24answers
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Feedback request: New top bar and MultiCollider redesign

UPDATE 3 This is out on meta! New feedback post is here. UPDATE 2 We're going to try putting the hot network questions on the homepage - replacing recent tags and recent badges. Something like ...
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15answers
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Dealing with “Find out who's going to buy the croissants” [closed]

On Stack Overflow at the moment, there is a popular question which is currently high in the Hot Questions feed: https://stackoverflow.com/q/17807531/42473 So far it has been closed twice (once by the ...
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7answers
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Filtering “hot” questions [duplicate]

Is there a way to filter the "hot questions" displayed in the Stack Exchange menu? I have a profile on Stack Overflow and that's pretty much it. Therefore the list as it is now is pretty ...
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8answers
2k views

The association bonus should not enable users to vote on every site

The number of upvotes for a question is a flawed measure of question quality, one particular issue is that the amount of exposure a question gets matters a lot. Questions that were linked in the hot ...
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4answers
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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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5answers
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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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4answers
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Lots of not-always-useful but well-intentioned answers

In episode 42 of the Stack Exchange podcast Joel Spolsky mentioned something along the lines that some sites (for example, Travel Answers) suffer a little from questions that don't always get ...
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4answers
450 views

“Closed by” is incorrect

Do not give the impression that all votes are unanimously in favor of the winning close-reason. I closed for "belongs on superuser," yet SO claims I closed for a completely different reason. Source: ...
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3answers
1k views

Auto-protect questions that get more than N answers from new users in a 24-hour period

Expanding the criteria for auto-protection has been discussed in the past: Should we automatically protect all questions with more than N answers? But I think that discussion addresses the wrong ...
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4answers
833 views

Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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3answers
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Prevent specific sites from being overrepresented in the hot questions list

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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1answer
684 views

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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3answers
640 views

Reorder questions picked for hot list based on adjusted hotness score (discard some answers by voting evidence)

Executive Summary The 100 questions are selected for the "Hot Network Questions" list displayed in the sidebar of each site. These questions are designed to showcase other sites in the Stack Exchange ...

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