What are the criteria by which some questions are chosen to appear among the Hot Questions?
There isn't any type of criteria. The community just creates them and we can pick and choose which questions to answer. Just like the question I just answered for you.
If you get a lot of answers in a short period of time, you're golden.
I always wondered the same thing... sometimes I see questions that jump into the hot category that only have 1 or 2 answers. It might be the topic that also throws it up!
Wow! I see your question at the top of the hot questions, may be because you've mentioned the word hot! just a joke, I agree with Don Dwest, I think it depends of the rate of answering questions. No matter how many answers are there, You just have 3 answers and your question is there hun;)
I've noticed this and something does seem amiss!
If you have a "h" or an "e" on your profile image, this seems to put you higher up the list, no matter how many answers your question has attracted, strange?
At this very moment, a guestion from an "e" member which has only generated 2 awswers stands in third place, above a standard members question which has generated 34 answers.
Rather illogical Mr Spock...
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