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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Can we finally get a blacklist for uninteresting networks in the hot topics section? [duplicate]

I already found the filter settings for Stack Exchange, that allows me to see various content from various sites filtered by site and tag. But this only seems to apply to the real time section or the ...
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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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How can I see the list of questions that were removed by a mod from the list of hot network questions on a given SE website?

How can I see the list of questions that were manually removed (= removed by a mod) from the list of hot network questions on a given SE website?
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Does removing hot network questions on a SE site increase participation on that SE site?

I've noticed a hot network question (HNQ) was removed from the list of HNQs, the rationale being it'll increase participation (= more views, more answers, more comments, more votes) on this SE site by ...
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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one): You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, a ...
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Stack Exchange site icons displaying incorrectly in Hot Network Questions

The same as Incorrect site icons on Hot Network Questions from August 2017. Most site icons are displaying incorrectly in Hot Network Questions. Not on Meta, but on most other sites. Compare the icons ...
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How do I view "Hot Network Question" history associated with a given account?

I have asked a lot of questions that made it to "Hot Network Question" list across multiple websites in the Stack Exchange Network, and I need a list of all questions posted by me that had ...
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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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Pluralization bug: "1 answers" in the Hot Questions list

I was browsing the Hot Questions list, and this caught my eye: For the top and bottom questions, which both have a single answer, it should say “1 answer”, not “1 answers”.
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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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How I can switch to Interesting and hot tabs?

Yesterday I was working with StackOverflow and suddenly I noticed I have some tabs on my page that I've never seen before ("interesting","hot" ,...) but when I hit the questions link to see newest ...
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Broken MathJax from Math site in HNQ

I saw this Math question (now deleted) 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 ...
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How to avoid "Hot Network Questions" on the sidebar

This may sound like a 'first world problem', but I am quite easily distracted by the 'Hot Network Questions' sidebar, as I find them quite amusing and some of them quite intellectual But where the ...
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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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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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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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Which sites appear most often in the Hot Network Questions list?

Is there any data about which Stack Exchange sites have their questions end up in the Hot Network Questions list the most? In particular: What percentage of hot network questions comes from each site?...
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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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How can I add Hot Network Questions (HNQ) to a chat room feed?

I would like to MYOH (Make Your Own HNQ) by posting hot network questions (HNQ) as a chat feed to a chat room. This offers the following benefits: Filter out HNQ from specific sites, or equivalently, ...
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Add a toggle to collapse the hot network questions list [duplicate]

While the hot network questions list can be entertaining, there are a few situations in which it harms the experience of using Stack Exchange sites, especially when you use Stack Exchange sites at ...
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Which sites are excluded or limited 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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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

I really like the new Stack Exchange home page, where certain questions from the Stack Exchange Network are presented, along with a hotness rating that is described as "arbitrary" in its ...
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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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'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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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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Filter "Hot Network Questions" by excluding sites

I was going to make a filter for the "Hot Network Questions" by excluding some sites from it. I noticed this answer which talks about "negative filtering" but does not explain how ...
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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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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 build ...
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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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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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How are questions in the 'hot' tab on a site selected?

I know questions on the "hot" tab of a site homepage are based on some sort of views/velocity criteria, but does anyone know the actual algorithm used? Background: I was considering a feature-request ...
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Where is the link to access the Hottest Questions/Answers page for a particular tag?

I was searching for something about XQuery when I came across a link (see below) that shows the hottest answers for a particular tag, according to rank, day, week, etc. For the xquery-sql tag, the ...
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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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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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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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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 be ...
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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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