Is there a way to search for past "Hot Network Questions"? It would be best if it included those that where removed by moderators for whatever reason)

Given that there is a discussion about HNQ, and their titles, it seems like it would be helpful to actually have a list of previous HNQ (ideally with a quick way to see if titles have been edited too).

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    $\begingroup$ Searching on SEDE for HNQ will turn up various premade queries. I am sure somebody will give a better answer though. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Apr 16, 2020 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, looks like there are quite a few that would answer the question. $\endgroup$
    – user29123
    Apr 16, 2020 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ The search is for the search feature, rather than the abstract idea of searching in the site. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Apr 16, 2020 at 18:54
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Alright, thanks $\endgroup$
    – user29123
    Apr 16, 2020 at 18:57
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    $\begingroup$ I will add that HNQs from this site are posted by this feed into Hot and bountied questions and by this user into Hot Network Questions. So if it is preferable in some situations, one could use those chatroom to search among HNQs. $\endgroup$ Apr 16, 2020 at 19:32

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Okay, Stack Exchange data explorer has everything we could want. Here is a link to searching for HNQ. Some specific scripts are below.


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