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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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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 ...
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How is the effectiveness of HNQs measured?

We're being asked to give feedback on what should be done with the Hot Network Questions list that's shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Ideas range from elaborate—relying on communities ...
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What is the views:upvotes ratio for clickbait?

In response to the recent problems with the HNQ, I think we need to rethink how the Hot Network Questions are ranked. As @E.P. pointed out, in their answer, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, ...
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Revisiting the “Hot Network Questions” feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Some things happened yesterday that caused a need for us to (quickly) remove a site's eligibility to contribute to the list of hot network questions. For those of you not familiar with what we've come ...
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Can we have an option to disable or minimise the HNQ box? [duplicate]

HNQ regularly causes problems for smaller sites, and can potentially display NSFW topics on any site (as seen in today's challenge with IPS questions showing up on other sites) As there are questions ...
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Which sites are excluded or penalized from Hot Network Questions?

I was curious but couldn't find any definitive listing on this. Is there an official list of sites excluded from Hot Network Questions somewhere? Additionally, which sites are penalized from Hot ...
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Prevent showing current question in HNQ sidebar [duplicate]

Sometimes when visiting a Hot Network Question question, that very same question will sometimes appear in the HNQ sidebar. Example here: Silly sidebar, I've already seen that question--I'm there ...
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Site icons wrong on some sites [duplicate]

So this is kind of weird, and I'm not sure what the issue is, but when on some sites (I.e. Stack Overflow), the icons are incorrect. The screenshot explains it better. Things look fine here on the ...
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How can I check how hot a question is? [duplicate]

When a question gets to the "Hot Network Questions" tab you can hover it to see how many hotness points it has. (Note this doesn't occur for the HNQ list in the bottom right of most pages, it's just ...
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Wrong site icon showing up in hot questions feed [duplicate]

I recently saw a few instances of the wrong site icon showing up to certain questions in the "hot network questions" feed. Here are a few of the more, er, interesting ones: The Workplace SE seems to ...
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Hot Network Questions favicons are completely shuffled around [duplicate]

A few of the Hot Network Questions icons are shuffled around for some reason. For instance, "Really, really hard wood - how is it cut and formed" is not a Workplace link, it is a worldbuilding link. ...
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Incorrect icons on hot network questions

I see the same problem has occurred in the past, the most-linked one being Wrong icons in the "hot network questions" column Is this happening for anyone else? I've marked the icons I ...
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Add easier links to meta sites

I am using the Worldbuilding site as an example. As of now, there is no way to easily get from the main site to meta (or back). To get there, you either have to change the URL in your browser or click ...
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What are the criteria for a question to appear in the “Hot Network Questions” section? [duplicate]

I am asking out of curiousity, because I believe there are many questions that should be there but they aren't.
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Is it possible to view Hot Network Questions on mobile?

Over the last few weeks, I've been using the Stack Exchange website on my phone when I'm on the train to work, and I've noticed that it doesn't seem like there's any obvious way to view the Hot ...
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User link in HNQ list on StackExchange.com breaks when user is deleted

It doesn't happen that often, but when a question by a deleted user becomes a Hot Network Question, the link to the user on the Hot Questions page on StackExchange.com breaks: From the URL itself, ...
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What happened to Hot Network Questions? [closed]

As of this morning, I no longer see Hot Network Questions in the right sidebar. On all sites I visit, it appears to have been replaced by Recent Tags and Recent Badges. Is this an intended change? ...
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Hot Network Question suggests a question I'm already reading [duplicate]

Very often when I click on a Hot Network Question the questions appear again on the HNQ while I'm reading it. I bet there are enough hot questions to avoid showing the one you are already reading.
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How to add HNQ to chat room feed?

I would like to MYOH (Make Your Own HNQ) by posting hot network questions (HNQ) as chat feed to a chat room. This offers following benefits: Filter out HNQ from specific sites, or equivalently, add ...
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Fishing for reputation on hot questions/answers?

Mostly, I only answer and comment on "hot questions". I have legitimate reasons for doing so, but sometimes I worry I am "fishing" for easy reputation on popular questions while other hard-working SE ...
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“Hot Posts” Removal with New Nav?

In the comments to one of the answers under the new nav question, theres a comment about removing the "Hot Posts" from the sidebar, show below. This comment was the first I've heard of it, and I've ...
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Is there a way to hide certain Stack Exchange sites from your feed? [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I could hide, for example, Inter-Personal Skills questions from appearing in my feed? Note on tag: I think feature-request is the closest to the right tag, because there is the ...
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How to track Hot Network Questions on small Beta site

For better or for worse, a small Beta site sometimes hits the Hot Network Questions list. Is there a way to set up a trigger such that when this occurs, something happens? For instance, I get an ...
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Broken Mathjax from Math site in HNQ

Today, I saw this Math question in the Hot Network Questions: (This screenshot is of the Stackexchange.com Hot Questions list.) The title is also illegible on all sites when it appears in the HNQ ...
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Suggestion: remove “protected” questions from Hot Network Questions list.

I, as a user, got tired of the same situation. I see a question on the Hot Questions list. I know exact answer to it. There is no proper answer to it yet, and sometimes even dangerous advice. But ...
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Quality control of Hot Network Questions

The dynamics of many sites get totally whacked up once a post goes onto the Hot Network Questions queue. This is obviously by design and choice. However, the net result is that the entire character of ...
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Is there any way to exclude certain Stack Exchange sites from the hot list? [duplicate]

I would like to prevent one site in particular from showing up in my hot network question list. Is there any way to do that?
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Is Stack Exchange becoming like Reddit?

It feels like Stack Exchange has basically turned into Reddit in a way. With a lot of SEs like Workplace.SE, Academia.SE, IPS.SE, Worldbuilding.SE, etc. These SEs are used mostly to kill time/read ...
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Mark questions with accepted answer in the Hot Network Questions list

I am hereby proposing a new feature for the hot network questions (HNQ): The questions shall be bordered green if answered (answer marked as accepted) and gray if not (like in the question lists). ...
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General strategy to post something that *avoids* landing on the Hot Network Questions

Based only loosely on How are questions in the 'hot' tab selected? Some people seem to enjoy landing with their posts on the frontpage, possibly influencing their reputation quite massively (either ...
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Use a taglike system for SE-sites in the Hot Network Questions [duplicate]

I suggest it should be made possible to highlight and hide/grey-out some SE-sites in the hot network questions, just like we can do with the specific tags on SE-sites.
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What can I do if I mix up PCG.se and FOS.se icons?

I really like to see the Hot P(P)CG Network Questions, and I know how to identify them with its icon . Unfortunately, I sometimes click on a "wrong" link that bring me to an Open Source question, ...
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HNQ for the metas [feature-request]

While browsing math.meta, I noticed that the HNQ section was on the side: But that isn't what I come to a meta site for. Perhaps, could we have an HNQ chosen from meta posts replacing this?
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Why are the icons in the Hot Network Questions scrambled? [duplicate]

For the past few days, the icons in the Hot Network Question bar have been wrong. Some are okay, but others are not, which makes me think maybe an index is shifted somewhere. It looks like this was a ...
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Icons For Hot Questions Are Wrong [duplicate]

Self descript. I know it's already been asked here and here. But apparently it's still an issue. This only started happening to me this week that I've noticed. Per the comments in the linked answer, a ...
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Incorrect icon in Hot Network Questions and Communities

Observed at: https://stackoverflow.com/ This issue is present even after a hard refresh. Additional Examples: Communities: Update: On https://stackoverflow.com/ (not working) my sprites are ...
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How to hide entire sidebar except for question stats

There's already a question on how to hide the "Hot Network Questions" from the sidebar on all Stack Exchange sites. The most popular answer suggests adding ###hot-network-questions to your adblocker's ...
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If I get banned from a community will it stop showing up in Hot Questions? [duplicate]

If I get banned from a single community (as opposed to all of SE) will that communities hot questions stop appearing in my feed? I like Hot Questions but due to train wreck theory I've clicked into a ...
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Is it possible for me to exclude certain sites from my view of Hot Network Questions? [duplicate]

There are some SE sites I am simply not at all interested in, and never will be. Is it possible for me to filter certain sites from showing up in the Hot Network Questions list, and if not, can this ...
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How to check if a question had ever hit HNQ [duplicate]

I am curious to know that is there a way to check whether a question has/had ever hit HNQ in the past (ever)?
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What is the justification for “Hot Network Questions” on the professional-leaning sites? [duplicate]

After searching for how to turn off 'Hot Network Questions' I see that debate over this topic has been raging for years. Threads have repeated and on-going replies with users posting their ...
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Any way to hide questions in Hot Network Questions, based on tag

(Specific issue topic: Game Of Thrones questions. Askers and Question Editors here do try v. hard to make the question titles non-spoiler-y but it's not perfect and I'd prefer not to se the titles.) ...
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Are questions with active bounties taken into consideration for selection of Hot Network Question section?

I referred to the following questions: How do these arbitrary hotness points work? and What changed in the Hot Questions sidebar algorithm? on MSE, but I am still curious to know whether questions ...
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Viewed links on Hot Network Questions unclear [duplicate]

When you visit a Hot Network Question, if the question appears in the list again, the link is styled differently to show that the question link has been previously visited. However, when visiting the ...