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Most of the "hot" questions with a large number of views have been advertised on social sites outside of SE (reddit, hackernews, etc), so the majority of the views come from Non-Programmers.SE or Non-StackExchange users. Often these users don't know about SE rules or guidelines for answers, and think they can add something to the "discussion" by posting ...


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I am concerned as it seems to affect all sites, not just ours. I don't like the fact that questions that aren't the best advertisement for the site being Tweeted or posted to Google+. This has been raised by moderators several times in the past and we have be told that changes to the way questions are Tweeted are in the pipeline. I thought that there was ...


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It was quite interesting to observe impact of this meta post on the listed questions ("meta effect"). Or, more precisely, lack thereof. First thing I noticed is there were no attempts to improve / salvage these questions (except for an old one about indentation width, there was only one, more on that below). Attention brought to these by this meta post did ...


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"Hot Questions List is optimized for bikeshedding questions..." This was an easy question that got 10 answers in about 10 hours according to timeline. At our site this means it was doomed to get into hot list and gain multiple upvotes from entertained visitors from Stack Overflow - which in turn made it stick in the list for quite long time gaining even ...


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The terribly flawed premise of the question is something that I've heard numerous times (in one form or another) from newer developers. The content may not be interesting to a seasoned developer, but I think it's a valuable thread for noobs. If nothing else, it's a quick & accessible reference next time an overeager noob proposes excessive future-...


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Yes it is a bit concerning, although 15% is not that much. I went through some of the questions and there is a minor pattern there, several of the closed questions that made it to Twitter were incorrectly migrated from Stack Overflow and they carried upvotes and upvoted answers from there. The problem is in the "hot questions" algorithm and as ChrisF ...


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Most likely reason for the issues with answers quality is a particular bug in a hotness formula ("fake popularity"). This bug causes some of the questions with many answers to be placed unreasonably close to the top of the collider. Issues caused by this are explained in details in a post about particularly troublesome ("sticky") kind of questions affected ...


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As a suggestion to your proposed change in the algorithm: ((Qanswers * Qscore)/5) this section should ignore counting any answers that have a total negative value. (ie. -1 or less) However, sum(Ascores) should still accrue the negative votes. The net effect is that poor quality answers (aka negatively scored or with many down votes) will drag down the ...


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This request has been warp driven to the following requests at MSO: In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points Reorder questions picked for hot list based on adjusted hotness score (discard some answers by voting evidence) Side note - this very answer has been used as a "buffer" to ...


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