I wonder about this question: Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't?
It stuck in hot list for 4-5 days, got about 14K views, 16 answers, over 100 upvotes (plus few hundreds more upvotes were cast on answers). That's quite expected in cases like this.
Strange things happened after it dropped off the list, it was like immediately forgotten and ignored. In a month that passed since it has got only 4 votes and about 300 views.
(You can check votes in the question timeline. As for views, I started checking these after I got curious about how fast it has lost popularity - Feb 7: 14,435 views, Feb 14: 14,569, Feb 21: 14,663, Feb 28: 14,736.)
I know that usefulness isn't the goal of hot questions but it's hard to believe that 14K views and few hundreds upvotes went to content that isn't even interesting.
At 14K views this means only one of 400-500 visitors bothered to click the voting arrows. Granted, this seems to be typical, I used same query to compare against two other recent questions with similar score and views and numbers look pretty similar (post ids 307467 and 307292).