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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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 drop 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 ...
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Hot Network Questions shouldn't include per-site metas [duplicate]

Today the Hot Network Questions list includes questions from several per-site metas: Meta Stack Overflow (in case the election needed more visibility?) Worldbuilding Meta (not especially hot, even) ...
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Are meta questions now featuring in Hot Network Questions?

At this moment there are 4 meta-site questions on the HNQ list: Are History of Worldbuilding questions on topic? (World Building Meta) 2019 Stack Overflow Moderator Election Q&A - Question ...
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Should Hot Network Questions (HNQs) be customizable? [duplicate]

I apologize if this has already been suggested elsewhere; I did a cursory search that did not return any results. At the least, it looks like this suggestion does not have it's own question on Meta. ...
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Where did the hot network questions go? Are they gone forever, or is this just A/B testing? [closed]

My beautiful hot network questions are all gone :( I see a Recent Tags section And a Recent Badges section neither of which I remember seeing before (and as a side-note, I don't see the value of ...
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Has anything been done to improve HNQ since October 2018?

Refering to this I and probably many people are not happy with the state of HNQ, and I personally wonder if, and if not, why there is nothing done about it. My personal 3 most disliked features of ...
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Does the reputation of the participants in the question affect the “hotness?”

This is my second question on hot network questions. I was shocked to find this question that I asked on the list: If a collection of closed sets of arbitrary cardinality in a metric space has empty ...
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Do hot questions conserve their heat after migration?

Do hot questions that get migrated stay hot in their newly found home, or does migration trigger a reset of the hotness calculation and an instant cooldown?
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Change the title of “Hot Network Questions” to make it clear that it's referring to the overall Stack Exchange network

This was a point raised in a micro-study performed by ArtOfCode, but is even more relevant now because of the recent removal of an entire site from Hot Network Questions for...known reasons. To quote ...
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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 (...
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Historically locked question reaching Hot Network Questions via vote manipulation

(Related to this question is this question, which also discusses a historical lock on a hot network question. However, the situation in this case seems to be somewhat unique; in particular, the ...
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...
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Is there a new algorithm for hot network questions?

I've noticed some extremely un-hot mathematics questions pop up on the hot network questions list. Low number of upvotes, only one answer, etc. Even odder, there's always at least one MathOverflow ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

I'm sure it's happened to you: you're browsing Stack Overflow, when you see that amazingly tempting HNQ in the corner. You click on it, and have an immediate urge to comment/upvote. You click the ...
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Confusion about hiding communities in your profile and hiding sites from HNQ

I figured it might be possible to hide unwanted SE sites from Hot Network Questions, and after a few clicks through profile/settings I thought I had found out where to do it, but it turns out I'd ...
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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 ...
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Can we flag questions with content/trigger warnings?

Part of my daily routine is to go to stackexchange.com and see the hot questions. Today this hot question was up: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/21575/how-can-i-fix-my-relationship-with-my-...
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Request for addition to the hot network questions filter regex

I understand that there's a regex that prevents questions with certain text patterns in their titles from appearing in the hot network questions list. I would like to propose an addition to this ...