Questions tagged [hot-questions]

Hot Network Questions in the right-hand sidebar, the “hot” tab on each site, and on stackexchange.com.

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Why did my question get a ton of views in 2 days?

I recently asked my first question on the Graphic Design Community and got some great answers. To my surprise, within a day it said that it had 2k views. Now it has 4k, which is a ton. Before most ...
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Hot network posts not shown in MathOverflow [duplicate]

I've been exploring some of the Hot Network Questions and I noticed that it doesn't show on https://mathoverflow.net/ I suspect it's a bug
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Is there a way to filter questions from all Stack Exchanges sites from showing in the Hot-Network tab/page?

Instead of using the "hot network questions", is there an alternative that shows different questions from across all SE sites? I'm asking this because (AFAIK), the hot-network tab/page is special - ...
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“Hot Questions - Stack Exchange” feed including questions from MSE?

The HNQ feed (a RSS feed for 30 of the HNQs) has questions from meta.stackexchange.com, a site that is excluded [1], [2] from the HNQ list. The strange thing is that those MSE questions are not in ...
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“Highly active question” banner is misleading [duplicate]

Today I noticed this banner on this question: What exactly is that supposed to mean? I do NOT think it means this is a highly active question, and I very much doubt it ever was. As seen in the line ...
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'pagesize' attribute ignored in hot network list

Steps to reproduce: Open https://stackexchange.com/questions in Guest/Incognito mode or with cookies disabled. This will have 30 questions per page by default. Click the "50 items per page" link and ...
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Automatically tag hot network questions as such [duplicate]

Over on Sustainability.SE, we've been keeping track of questions that hit the HNQ whenever we find them. We're a small site, and like getting on the list because it brings in new users. Case in point -...
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Statistics about least exposed sites in Hot Network Questions

Related: New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network What is the impact of the recent changes to how Hot Network Questions work? I am looking for some statistics about 30-50 least exposed sites (...
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Add a list of questions selected for HNQ to the 10k tools

Now that questions selected for Hot Network Questions have a record attached to them, those can be queried for in the Data Explorer. However, the Data Explorer is only updated once a week. It would ...
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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 (...
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Can we please stop tweeting questions for HNQs from sites with reduced moderation?

I understand there's an algorithm that tweets a question with a high number of views in (x amount of time). Two of the three mods on Parenting have suspended activity due to well known recent ...
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Russian language sites don't have Hot Network Questions, but the option to enable/disable it is still in user preferences

Most of SE sites have a Hot Network Questions block. ruSO doesn't, but still has option to enable/disable this block in preferences. Could you remove this option from the preferences or ...
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Yet another feature request to prevent off-topic questions be marked as HNQ

Recently one questions on Web Applications (WA) reached the HNQ. This was tagged dns by the OP. The WA's dns tag excerpt currently says (emphasis mine) Domain Name System - Usually questons(sic) ...
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Animated profile pictures on HNQ

It seems that animated user profile pictures will animate on the HNQ: Is this a bug?
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Some of the Hot Network Questions aren't completely shown in the iOS app

Another (minor) bug in the iOS app; unlike my two previous bug reports I'm not entirely sure these are related to the launch of iOS 13. The app has the complete list of Hot Network Questions (...
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Are some questions hotter than others?

Why can some Hot Network Questions gather over 1000 views in a day, when others only get 100 in two days? Are they shown in the "Hot Network Questions" side bar with different frequency? Or it is just ...
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Do we really need “Top network askers”?

I was browsing the main Stack Exchange page and came across the "Hot posts" tab. It is a fun thing to see the diversity of the entire network. Then I noticed that there is a list with "Top network ...
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Make HNQ alt-text consistent

Rolling over an SE site icon on the HNQ sidebar shows you the full name of that site (click for larger image): While on the full HNQ list, rolling over the site icon gives view this question on ...
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Add “Hot Questions” link in stackexchange.com navigation tabs

I reached All Sites list on stackexchange.com and wanted to move to the Hot Questions page. I looked around for Hot Questions link and didn't find any. The one and only way to see the Hot Network ...
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Let's take a look at the interaction between staff and the “power users” of the network

Recently, it was announced that the "Hot on Meta" questions would no longer show up on the SO sidebar. Sara Chipps elaborated a little bit on why: Stack Overflow Employees have panic attacks and ...
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Don't allow zalgo in the “Hot Network Questions”

Today I saw this in the "Hot Network Questions" I know that questions with zalgo are allowed, that's not my point here: my point is that I believe we should not allow this kind of text in the "Hot ...
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Reset a question's age for the purposes of Hot Network Questions if it gets migrated

This question was asked on Movies & TV, and was later migrated to Science Fiction & Fantasy. It got answered there and hit Hot Network Questions about an hour later (see timeline). The ...
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How to list all the Hot Network Questions on a specific site?

Suppose I wanted to view all the Hot Network Questions on a specific site (say, Stack Overflow). Is there a straightforward way to do so? Also, is it possible to list all the HNQ across the whole ...
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Customizable HNQ lists, but better

Note: Surprisingly, only 2 questions seem to mention customized HNQs: Should Hot Network Questions (HNQs) be customizable? Filter "Hot Network Questions" by excluding sites ...
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Where's the “Greatest Hits” question page?

A user on EL&U meta has told us we now have a Greatest Hits Questions Page. Here is the link https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/greatest-hits?page=1 But I don't know how to reach it ...
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Are questions posted to the “Meta” of a Stack Exchange site eligible for Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Well, I have been on the Stack Exchange network for a while and you know, your eyes often go to the Hot Network Questions page or pane, maybe both. I never saw a question posted to a Meta of the ...
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Should certain sites specifically encourage askers to tag with location?

There's a few specific sites (Workplace, Academia, Law, IPS, Money, etc.) that commonly appear the Hot Network Questions list. On these sites, questions often greatly benefit from location tags yet ...
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Let's clean up [hot-questions] and (un)related tags

We currently have the following 'hot' tags on Meta Stack Exchange: hot-questions Hot Network Questions in the right-hand sidebar, the “hot” tab on each site, and on stackexchange.com. hot-tab, ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.
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HNQ links sometimes hard to see [duplicate]

The Hot Network Questions tab exists on many sites. It is (almost) always dark-ish text on a white background. Usually, links that I've clicked on before change color, which helps me keep track of ...
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Featured site from hot questions page shows 0 questions 0 answers

When browsing the hot questions page (or just the front page really: https://stackexchange.com/?page=1) in the top right it shows today's featured site. However it shows 0 questions and 0 answers for ...
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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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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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Why was this question manually removed from Hot Network Questions despite already being closed?

I recently came across to this question (revision history). I saw that it was a Hot Network Question and flagged for moderator intervention to ask them to remove it from the HNQ and possibly delete it ...
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Can we have a way to limit or otherwise control with Stack Exchange sites we see on our questions page? [duplicate]

For a variety of reasons, I'd love to be able to restrict which questions I see on my Stack Exchange questions page (i.e.: https://stackexchange.com/questions). For instance, I haven't seen Avengers:...
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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 ...
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Show Tags in HNQ Sidebar [duplicate]

Old related post from 8 years ago: Add tags next to the question in list of hot questions As of now, there's no way to see the tags on a Hot Network question in the sidebar without clicking into it. ...
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How do I find out how hot I am? Is there an easy-to-see user's total HNQ (total hotness) counter?

I noticed a that recently it seems that at least one of my questions have gone to the HNQ each week, though they are asked on different sites. But I don't know how to verify this. Is there a "total ...
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The April Fools HNQ broken image icons are broken (on high-DPI screens)

I just encountered the new April Fools theme, and as someone who made my first web page in the 90's, I must say I love it! The Hot Network Questions sidebar with the animated flames is a particularly ...
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What affects the visibility of a question?

I have been a regular user of the UX Stack Exchange website for about 2 years and I have always wondered about what brings more views to the question. And not just within the aforementioned site or ...
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Option to migrate comment to answer? [duplicate]

A lot of times I see answers in comments, especially on questions from HNQ (Hot Network Questions). The trouble is they are sometimes helpful advice or may have many upvotes. I have been flagging such ...
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Allow non-English sites to exist in Hot Network Question list based on browser accepted languages

According to this answer (and a comment) all non-English sites are excluded from the HNQ list. In the same time when browser accepted-languages contains a non-English language you can see in some ...
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Ugly scrollbar shown on HNQ when user image can't be shown

It appears that when a user image can't be displayed, the user in the Users List on the right side of the HNQ page gets a scrollbar: Looking at that user's profile, it looks like the link for the ...
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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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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 ...
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Why will the “hot meta questions” sidebar include the question I'm viewing?

On the regular SE sites, if you're viewing a hot network question, that question does not appear on the sidebar list of hot network questions. However, it does appear with hot meta questions, as I ...
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iOS app shows “selected for hot network question” in revision history as 52

This was implemented Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ. On a revision history of a post in the iOS app this shows 52: App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone SE OS Version: Version 12.1....
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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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Japanese SO question appears in HNQ [duplicate]

Well, it looks like it's that time of the year again! This post appears in HNQ. It probably shouldn't, for reasons discussed previously. Related: HNQ has been hacked by the Russians, Should "...
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Questions from SO in Russian is still on Hot Network Question list

According to this question: Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot entire ruSO site shouldn't become hot. But I just saw the following while searching MSE: Direct link to the question on ...