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Questions about the "hot questions list" which appears on the main page and truncated on all pages in the SE network, as well as its effect on Math SE.

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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Since the Hot Network Questions list was revamped 6 months ago, moderators have had the power to remove questions from the list. As Catija, the community manager for the SE network says, I ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

The SE software allows us to request certain regular expressions be automatically excluded from the Hot Network Questions. I was asked by the CMs to make this post on the meta, and include the list. ...
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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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Which words (if any) in the title of a question should prevent inclusion in the HNQ list?

In a recent post Autofilters for Hot Network Questions the possibility was raised to created a list of words which when contained in a title of a question would prevent the question from being ...
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Hot Network Questions. How are they selected?

Now that we get to see the SE-network wide list of "hot" questions, I am just shaking my head in disbelief. At the time I am writing this, the two hot questions from Math.SE are titled (get a barf-bag,...
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Why was a question proactively removed from Hot Network Questions even though it never appeared there in the first place?

I'm coming here following this question on Meta Stack Exchange. In that post, a user highlighted this question on the main site, which shows a timeline entry for removing the question from Hot Network ...
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Do questions with LaTeX in titles appear in Hot Questions?

I haven't seen any questions in Hot Questions (HQ) with LaTeX in titles. Maybe there aren't many popular questions with LaTeX in titles or maybe I never thought about it when I saw LaTeX in HQ. Or ...
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Mod removing questions out of HNQ

It has been observation as of late that moderator Asaf Karagila has been removing quite a bit of questions from HNQ. What is the basis for removal? and, under what circumstances is a moderator ...
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Discussion around voting on what words should be on the HNQ block-list

This post is to accompany: Which words (if any) in the title of a question should prevent inclusion in the HNQ list? If you want to discuss the merits of a word please create an answer for it yet ...
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What are advantages/disadvantages of having question in hot questions list?

What are advantages and disadvantages of having questions from this site in SE network hot questions list? It is clear that there are some advantages for the OP: The question gets more visibility ...
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Dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax.

I've noticed that dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax, e.g. (Feb. 23, 2017, AK) The bug is still at large, as can be seen here:
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Is there a way to search for past HNQ?

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 ...
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Why did a moderator remove my question from HNQ?

Recently, I have asked why did a question has a lot of views, and it turned out that it is an HNQ. But in the timeline, it said the question is removed from HNQ by a moderator. But why is it removed?
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What is the deal with this “troll” question? [closed]

About an hour ago, an apparently brand-new user posted this absurd question. Because I suspect it will be deleted soon, here it is in full: Physics teacher gave really hard math problem I really need ...
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What is the goal of having questions from Math.SE in the SE Network Hot Questions List?

The acronym "HNQ" has been mentioned a lot recently. Regarding Hot Network Questions (HNQ), there was a question on Meta Stack Exchange: What is the Goal of "Hot Network Questions"? In the ...
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Stats: How often do Math.SE questions appear on the 'Hot questions' SE section?

Everything is in the title: How often do Math.SE questions appear on the 'Hot questions' SE section?
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