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Is this site's penalty factor for Hot Network Questions still necessary?

I don't know if it's necessary anymore. Not only have we been able to tighten and focus the scope of the site over the last 8 years, but I believe there's been a dramatic decline in people posting bad ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Is this site's penalty factor for Hot Network Questions still necessary?

Penalty factor should be removed, and not only from our site. It is useless, plain and simple. A fairly prominent example of how this factor is useless is Workplace. Over there, this factor (the same ...
gnat's user avatar
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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?

"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 ...
gnat's user avatar
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What's up with this 10K+ views question, is it useful or interesting?

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 ...
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