Questions tagged [hot-questions]

Questions promoted for their popularity across either the site or the entire Stack Exchange network (where they are seen on the drop down at top left).

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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?

A few days ago, someone posted an ordinary question, and I gave a mediocre answer. During those days, the question received much attention and my answer received an abnormally high quantity of ...
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What's up with this 10K+ views question, is it useful or interesting?

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 ...
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Recent Trouble With Popularity

A few recent questions seem to exhibit issues explained in The Trouble With Popularity article: we discovered that these posts... truly start to drown out everything else on the site... it's too ...
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Is it technically feasible to have 2-3 aging factors for hot questions at Programmers?

I am pondering particular feature request, but before diving deep into polishing its presentation and details, I would like to understand whether the change it would require is technically feasible at ...
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Trial run of modified “hotness formula” for Programmers questions

Could we please make a trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions? Modification details are described in this MSO post as follows: As far as I can tell, substantial part of ...
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Answers quality in hot questions

For few recent months, I've got a habit of downvoting answers which quality doesn't look OK to me. These probably can be generally described as low effort and/or these lacking relevance to ...
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Should we be concerned that @StackProgrammer tweets refer to closed/deleted questions?

Like 634 others, I follow @StackProgrammer on Twitter to read and retweet hot questions. However, it's been nagging at me recently that I perceived "a lot" of these tweets -- tweets ostensibly meant ...