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"Hotness" is automatically computed based on some combination of votes, number of answers, and velocity -- a new question that quickly gets a bunch of answers and/or votes will score higher. As far as I know, the formula doesn't do any actual content analysis, aside from blacklisting certain words in titles. (The hot list shows up all over the network, so ...


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I think you may be missing the point somewhat. SE is not about getting you individually the answers you are looking for. It is about establishing a repository of questions and answers that may be of interest to a wide variety of people. (After all, SE is a commercial enterprise that needs to build traffic to survive.) The SE model is all about finding ...


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You can see the Hot Network questions here. As of writing this your question is on the third page and is therefore shown all around the network, which means that other users might see the title and think it's interesting, so they check it out. And everyone with more than 200 reputation on any site of the network gets the association bonus of 100 rep when ...


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You can see a posts revision history even if it has never been edited. This is the revision history for the unedited question you mentioned. There is just no navigable link to follow when a question has no edits. You need to manually change the address from (in your example) questions/43669/writing-in-a-christian-voice to posts/43669/revisions The nice ...


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We can use a chatbot Over on rpg we are using a chatbot to monitor the HNQ feed for our site. See this meta where we discussed it. The folks on the main meta site created feeds for each sites HNQs. The ones for writing are below: HNQ writing.stackexchange.com posted by Writing It is possible for mods or chatroom owners to add this feed to a chatbot. ...


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As of right now you can flag a post for a moderator to kick the question from the HNQ list, which will also mean that it will not go back up on that list. See the very recent MSE post Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less “hotness”! for more information, but the gist is that moderators can now kick ...


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