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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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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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Turn on Hot Network Questions list on Stack Overflow на русском

I've asked about the HNQ option. Comment from CM: I don't know but you're better equipped than I am to search meta ruSO to see if there's an explanation. And, if you can't find one, ask... and if ...
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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 ...
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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 The first is ...
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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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