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What types of content from meta sites would you like to see surfaced on the main sites that is not happening now Something that cycles through a site's 'faq' tagged posts if there aren't any hot meta posts could be nice. These posts aren't actively ongoing discussions, but I'd label them interesting and useful meta posts. I think they can provide valuable ...


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It might be interesting/useful if meta posts could "become hot" even when they're not new. For instance, the system could perhaps detect "bursts" of upvotes after a sufficiently long period of more-or-less stagnation. This could apply to either posts that were previously hot or posts that never made it to Hot Meta Posts. Some examples ...


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Firstly, I would like to thank you for this change. The turnaround time between me asking about this in the Stack Overflow moderator room (Aug 5th) and it being implemented (Aug 27th) is quite remarkable, and almost unprecedented in the recent past. what types of content from meta sites would you like to see surfaced on the main sites that is not happening ...


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Hot Meta Posts are only appearing on 32 out of 174 sites where they could potentially appear. Quite frequently, we see users asking questions on Meta Stack Exchange which are more (or only) appropriate on a per-site Meta. This is due to the fact that they don't know each site has its own Meta. The existing ways to discover per-site Metas (via the 'hamburger'...


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This is a good change - having accurate data should enable much more nuanced adjustment of this feature in the future. Rotation and randomness I have one question: how does this play with rotation? Previously, a question could be eligible for the list for a period of time, but only displayed intermittently during that time, as the set of questions displayed ...


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Posts are hot and then become hotter by appearing in the sidebar. However, in small sites this initial hotness is difficult to get, so it is common that a debate never shows in the sidebar. What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block? explains: The rules are as follows: ... If there are still under four ...


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Yes, thanks to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer this is possible. This query shows when a question was posted, when it became a Hot Meta Posts and (if applicable) when it was manually removed from the list. Please note that SEDE is updated once a week, on Sunday morning.


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First of all I want to thank you for your engagement for doing changes at HMPs. The features added seem good and helpful. "Are there any pain points that currently exist with this feature (even if it is only on site specific) that you would like to see addressed?" One big pain point for me is that there are only such less posts addressed as HMP ...


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Today I discovered an edge-case that you might want to take into account in future updates. When a post that is currently a HMP gets migrated the cache of the HMP isn't refreshed automatically. This causes a period of time in which the post is a HMP, but no longer on the site-specific meta (in this example). Perhaps you can remove the post from HMP ...


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"So, having the goal in mind of making interesting and useful meta discussions be more discoverable to users on the main sites, what types of content from meta sites would you like to see surfaced on the main sites that is not happening now?" It is happening right now, but IMHO to less and rarely. feature-requests. I think at a specific threshold ...


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support status-bydesign I'm seeing a grayed out 'Remove from hot meta posts' in the mod menu for this post, even though it is a Hot Meta Post right now:


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The functionality for this has been updated so that a meta post on Hot Meta Posts will be immediately removed from the community bulletin on the associated main site, upon deletion of the meta post. meta post so hot. but it had to go; trash it! gone from bulletin


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All around a good change, I think. Certainly a good change that HMP was re-enabled on SO. Thanks again for that. This is sort of a question out of curiosity mostly. As mentioned here about down-votes: If downvoting is made more difficult, then upvoting would need to be made correspondingly more difficult. The point being here is that there is that the two ...


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with a score of at least three that can be shown. Is the selection criteria "to only allow the hottest posts"? AFAIK, some randomness was introduced to prevent the posts from going stale and only two-three topics dominating the community bulletin, but I'm not seeing that on Stack Overflow. The same 2-3 posts have been static in the past 7 days. ...


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