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Why does the "Hot" tab have not "Hot" questions?

The formula for the Hottest Questions tab is here on Meta Stack Exchange: $$\frac{4\log(\text{number of views}) + \frac{\text{number of answers} + \text{question score}}{5} + \sum_\text{answers}\text{...
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Why was a question proactively removed from Hot Network Questions even though it never appeared there in the first place?

Let me answer quickly. It was removed in part because I answered this question. I find it extremely hypocritical on my side if I take out many HNQs and let my stuff remain. I also think that this was ...
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Adding MathJax to the title of posts being edited - bad habit?

Editing is encouraged!, in particular to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it A good title is an essential part of the question, and the first thing that people see. Your examples (“...
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Which words (if any) in the title of a question should prevent inclusion in the HNQ list?

status-completed I propose the following word help for inclusion in the HNQ block-list. Please up-vote if you agree with the inclusion. Down-vote if you disagree with the inclusion.
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Criteria for a post to be shown on the 'hot meta posts' sidebar

Hot meta posts are the posts which can be found in (the corresponding section of) the community bulletin. The main criteria for selection can be briefly summarized as: The question is tagged ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

For what it's worth, I took the SEDE query posted earlier in the comments and tweaked it to generate some statistics on the historical effectiveness of the proposed autofilter. Specifically, my query ...
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Why did a moderator remove my question from HNQ?

Let me take a crack at answering this, being the moderator in question. There are essentially two reasons: The question is subpar. The fact that it was later closed, reopened, and attracted more ...
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Can I remove my question from the HNQ list?

Having a question in the HNQ is not necessarily a bad thing for you. This brings more attention to your question and bigger probability of getting an answer. Also a separate issue is whether the ...
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Do questions with LaTeX in titles appear in Hot Questions?

Questions from math.SE that contain LaTeX markup are excluded from the list of hot network questions; see this meta.SE thread. On the other hand, questions from other sites that contain ...
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Thank you for replying Asaf. This is my response to your post. There's plenty of stuff here that I agree with to some extent. I do have some concerns though. Firstly, I would have liked it if the ...
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Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list?

Okay. I have a few minutes to spare. So I can write an answer to explain my approach to this, which is mainly on the table, seeing how I account for the majority of uses of this feature across the ...
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What is the goal of having questions from Math.SE in the SE Network Hot Questions List?

In my mind the goal is not really different from that of other sites, at least not from that of other established sites with science or technical content. I share many points of view expressed in the ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

I haven't logged into this site for some time, but I felt I needed to to register my displeasure if our community indeed marches further down this route. This might not come as a surprise, given my ...
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Why did a moderator remove my question from HNQ?

Moderators frequently remove questions from the HNQ. Our site is large and provides many interesting questions. The number of questions per site is limited. Removals increase the turnover of math-...
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Dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax.

Wow, when I last looked at this, I completely missed the "how to exclude an element from processing" in MathJax's documentation. The tex2jax configuration has an <...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

My intention is that an upvote of this answer indicates agreement with the following statement: I am in favor of creating a blacklist of terms which will prevent a post from appearing on the HNQ. ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

This request is, specifically, declined but we have added a subset of words to the HNQ filter just now. Using the responses to the question asked by quid: Which words (if any) in the title of a ...
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Why wasn't this question removed automatically from the HNQ list?

MathJax titles remove questions from the HNQ. However, after some incidents with users rolling back MathJax improvements to get questions back into the HNQ list, I've developed a habit of using the ...
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Why shouldn't there be a bar called Hot Main Posts, just like Hot Meta Posts?

I think that the reason that "Hot Meta Posts" exists is that the Meta needs more attention than the main site (for obvious reasons). Since the main site gets much more visibility, there is no need for ...
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Autofilters for Hot Network Questions

I'll try to address some issues I see here. First, there is an underlying tone of this being an interventionist approach and that opposition is out of principle against interventionism. That is ...
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Discussion around voting on what words should be on the HNQ block-list

This answer was created to discuss aspects of the inclusion of advice in the HNQ block-list. Please leave your opinion in a comment.

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