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What gets on Hot Posts?

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What actually gets a post on the Hot Posts list? Is it views? Votes? Answers? Comments? Most likely a combination of them, but what exactly?

For instance, even though the Math community has been up for almost a month, Need a mathematics Q&A site from Site Proposals is still somehow on the Hot Posts list even after a month of no new answers or comments.

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The code for the hot post selection can be found in the app/controllers/application_controller.rb file.

Eligible for Hot Posts are all Questions or Articles that

  • have any activity in the last seven days,
  • are in an eligible category (can be changed per-category) and
  • have a score over a per-community score threshold

sorted by descending score. The top posts (number configurable per-community) are chosen for the board.

And about the specific post you mentioned: There was recent activity, namely the deletion of one answer by its author, which is apparently enough to trigger "activity in the last seven days".

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