It would be nice to be able to jump to questions that have a large number of votes, but aren’t very old (in terms of last activity, not in terms of date of original posting). We could use a name for such questions. I’m using the name “attractive questions”, but perhaps someone can think of a better name. Anyway, a metric something along the lines of number of votes divided by age is called for. Would this be too big of a feature to implement in the not too distant future?


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That already exists, SE uses the "hotness" of a question e.g. for the list of hot questions in the StackExchange dropdown menu in the top left corner.

If you're only interested in Mathematics questions you can create a tag set for mathematics on stackexchange.com, I already created one now to demonstrate this. Just follow this link, you'll see that there is the option to sort by hotness, which will show questions that had a large number of votes and/or views recently.

  • $\begingroup$ Totally cool. I've up-voted and accepted your excellent answer! $\endgroup$
    – Mike Jones
    Oct 21, 2011 at 19:23

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