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9:48 PM
I'm curious as to why questions like superuser.com/questions/331477/… make it to the "hot questions" list
Shouldnt stuff like this be obvious for the demographic visiting superuser.com?
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A: What is the difference between "hot" and "active" questions?

TheTXII think Hot is taking into account a different measurement of the "velocity" of that question such as number of views, number of votes, and number of answers within a given time frame. Active questions are questions that have immediate activity on them (i.e. a question with a new answer is immedi...

Short answer: the "hot" label is automatically applied based on activity, not content.
ok...
so it could be that someone asks an obvious question, everyone answers it, thus making it a "hot" question
@Akash Hypothetically, yes.

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