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

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Ignore Tag for Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

When browsing a thematic Stack Exchange, e.g. physics Stack Exchange, on the bottom right corner we have a Hot Network Questions section. While I like this feature, there are some Stack Exchange which ...
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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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How to block whole sites in the Hot Network Questions list [duplicate]

So, Politics and Parenting are really getting on my nerves, and I would like to completely block them, so they don't show in hot questions. Curiosity is not going to allow me to ignore it if I see ...
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Déjà vu implies glitch in the matrix: question became HNQ six times in two seconds [duplicate]

In the first Matrix movie Trinity says: A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the matrix, it happens when they change something. Related: Why do the machines allow the memory of déjà vu to ...
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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 ...
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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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Filter option for Unanswered [duplicate]

When you are looking at recent questions, your filter options are bountied, hot, week, and month (plus some site-specific ones). It seems to me the only reason someone would be browsing questions is ...
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Can we get RSS feeds for hot questions tagged X?

Similar to: RSS feed of hot questions during the week for specific tag (11 years ago) RSS feed with highest rated recent questions for a given tag (3 years ago) I would like to be able to subscribe ...
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Why is the "Became Hot Network Question" event shown as an edit? [duplicate]

I was looking at this question to see when it became a Hot Network Question. I went to the revisions page and noticed that this event is shown as an edit, along with the tweet on Twitter: The ...
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Hot Network Questions missing on MathOverflow [duplicate]

I was visiting the Hot Network Questions list, and ended up at https://mathoverflow.net/questions But for that specific site, the Hot Network Questions seem to be missing. Is this a bug?
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Are Community Wiki questions able to appear on Hot Network Questions?

Over at Photography Stack Exchange, we have a biweekly photo submission contest on our main site. For awhile, the contest was just posted as a regular question, and in order to counteract the ...
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"Top Network Askers" bar shows animated user picture

The grand return of Animated profile picture on stackexchange.com homepage Apparently, user Snow became a Top Network Asker, getting their avatar to show on main SE page. They also happened to have ...
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Can I withdraw my question from Hot Network Questions candidates?

I've had several questions amongst all the website going to Hot Network Questions. But some of those attracted very low quality comments and answers from visitors saying (amongst other things, ...
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Do https://meta.stackexchange.com/ questions make it to the HMP or HNQ?

I found https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/280506/235923 and feel like I used to see Main Meta posts. Did something get lost in the shuffle when HMP was removed/re-instated?
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Can a user have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site?

I wonder whether a user may have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site (i.e., >1 questions posted by the same user are HNQ at the same time in the same ...
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HNQ gravatar display bug [duplicate]

I was browsing the HNQs (Hot network questions) when I saw that some of the gravatars had different usernames, but the same gravatar. When investigating further, I found that in fact, they all belong ...
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Filter HNQ by site [duplicate]

This feature has been requested before, but it was put on ice eight years ago and appears to have been kan-bandoned by SE. I want to filter certain sites (e.g., Politics) from my HNQ.
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Are Code Golf questions overrepresented on the front page?

I regularly scan the Stack Exchange front page for interesting questions. It looks like among all the sites Code Golf has been overrepresented for a long time, and right now it got kind of weird: five ...
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Should we improve/filter hot question? [duplicate]

We see migrated, close, down voted (more than five down voted) questions are in hot tab. From this scenario many questions arise in mind & See the picture below These types of questions are hot ...
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How to see hot network question time of an unedited question? [duplicate]

When a question becomes a hot network question, the time it became such is shown in the edit history of the question. You can replace the last part of the URL with revisions to see. I just came across ...
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How hot? Double hot (bug resurfaced?)

Link From: Very hot network questions found Marked as status-completed Something broke again?
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Can the main HNQ page be made more mobile aware? [duplicate]

The mobile aware functionality of Stack Exchange has steadily improved over the years and it’s mainly a joy to use. However, when my fat thumbs stumble onto the main HNQ landing page (stackexchange....
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Is it possible for the user to disable certain sites from appearing in hot network questions? [duplicate]

I really admire the creativity in some questions from Worldbuilding, but I prefer to not see imaginary questions mixed in with real ones. Is there a way I can remove those, without removing the whole ...
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API method /posts/{ids}/revisions returns <b></b> for hot questions and hot meta posts

The API seems to return <b></b> instead of <b>Became Hot Network Question</b> as the comment field for the revision item in which a post became a HNQ. Here is an example: { ...
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Hot Network Questions feed shows duplicates for questions that have been renamed

When I subscribe to https://stackexchange.com/feeds/questions using feedly.com I sometimes see questions more than once in my feed. I suspect this is because when questions titles are changed the ...
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The Stack Exchange homepage doesn't have any questions on it [closed]

Something seems terribly wrong here. All of the questions are missing from the Stack Exchange homepage. What's going on?
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Does everyone see the same "Hot Network Questions"? [duplicate]

Hot Network Questions are wonderful to discover things one never expected to read about. I was always wondering whether the list seen on the side bar, or the one at https://stackexchange.com/questions?...
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Why does this question have 26 "entered HNQ" revision entries? [duplicate]

I answered a question on Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, which I noticed had gotten a relatively large amount of votes. I figured it had probably gone HNQ, and went to check the revision ...
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The URL for feeds in chat gets mangled when it contains spaces and special characters

I'm trying to set up a feed in a chat room. The URL has a query parameter, and I tried to stay close to what is allowed in the OData specification. It turns out that SE chat is a bit more restrictive. ...
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Let's stop decreasing the hotness score of successive questions from the same site by 2%

This feature request is a follow-up to How is decreasing hotness score of successive questions from same site by 2% supposed to work? As was pointed out in the above question, currently this ...
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How is decreasing hotness score of successive questions from same site by 2% supposed to work? [duplicate]

Per my reading of the explanation here hotness score of successive questions from same site is penalised by 2%. Taking into account that there could be no more than 5 questions from the same site this ...
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Closed question on Hot Network Questions list

The question The list of every type of sound all instruments can make? on Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange was still on the Hot Network Questions list, despite being closed half an hour ago:...
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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 ...
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Add tooltip with timestamp to Hot Network Questions list

Almost all dates (absolute, like 'Aug 8 '17 at 11:12', and relative, like '12 hours ago') on Stack Exchange can be hovered over to see the exact UTC timestamp. I found an instance where this is not ...
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isn't "Hot Network Questions" a bad naming (right panel of stack overflow)?

For some years, I saw 'Hot Network Questions' on the right panel of Stack Overflow, and I was wondering: why does Stack Overflow suggest network questions to me? (computer network) Today I noticed the ...
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Can a question "go hot" multiple times within three seconds? [duplicate]

I answered this code review post and noticed in the history 23 distinct entries of Became Hot Network Question. The first 20 timestamps show 2020-06-20 01:55:14Z and the last three show 2020-06-20 01:...
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Does SE have some general, non-website-specific guidelines of removing questions from the HNQ network?

This SEDE query shows that a per-site moderator has been removing questions from the HNQ network literally every single day since 2019/03/13. So far, this single moderator has removed 1655 questions (...
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Wrong HNQ icon for Japanese

Cross site duplicate (as answer to the dark theme thread). I was quite surprised to see a meta.3dprinting.SE question in my HNQ feed and even more so when it turned out to be a Japanese question! The ...
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Add the ability to ignore sites on HNQ [duplicate]

Please add the ability to ignore sites on the HNQ. There are some things I just don't want to see. Currently, there is a Q&A by one of the member sites about masturbation on the HNQ, where one ...
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I'm getting an "Invalid object name 'StackExchange.Cstheory.Meta_Temp.dbo.posts'." when executing a cross-site query in SEDE

Vanity causes me to visit this SEDE page from time to time to check out how hot I am. Today I felt like the evil queen in Cinderella because I received bad news: received both errors: Invalid object ...
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How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?

See these two questions. They are very much similar to each other. I was shocked to see both these questions hit the HNQ. How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?
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Why has this question become hot twice within a few seconds of interval? [duplicate]

Why has this question become hot twice within a few seconds of interval? Is that expected to see this in the question log? https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/52764/revisions
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Should the community decide which questions become hot?

Since I have been elected a moderator at Artificial Intelligence SE (about 1 month ago), I've noticed that certain questions that have high value (for our site, but not only), such as What are the AI ...
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Hot Network Question is macabre. What are the standards for Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

Not sure how I report/flag a "hot network question" or even if I have the reputation to. However, the "Husband stepped on cats head now she hates him" question is on the "Hot Network Questions" ...
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Clicking a HNQ "ad" in the sidebar opens the link in the ad instead of changing the current page [duplicate]

I tried to report this awhile ago, but I didn't have evidence of it, so it was dismissed. I'm not crazy though, and here's proof!: When clicking on a HNQ in the side-bar, the link appears to open ...
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Show Hot Network Questions on Unanswered Questions page

On the Unanswered Questions tab on the questions page (for example https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered) the list of Hot Network Questions is shown underneath the Related Tags ...
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Can we add the ability to unhide HNQ for the current session only?

Actually, I like HNQ, and I'd love to see some of those questions from time to time. However, it's a distraction when I'm working, so I would like to disable it (when/where I'm working). In Edit ...
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Do not feature questions from other communities in side bar if "Hide Hot Network Questions" is selected

I regularly reference StackOverflow at work. I stay logged in to StackExchange so that I can hide Hot Network Questions using the "Hide Hot Network Questions" profile option, which is a feature I ...
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Prevent questions from being tweeted onto the site's Twitter account if they are removed from Hot Network Questions

This question made it into Hot Network Questions, but was removed by a moderator later. Six hours after the removal, it was tweeted onto the site's Twitter account, drawing it more attention. In my ...
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Add a "became hot meta question" timeline event

As I understand, per-site meta questions can become "hot". For example: However, this event doesn't show up on their timeline. For the example above, its timeline shows: This is unlike non-...
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