What question makes it a "hot" question?

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  1. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 6 years ago

    What question makes it a "hot" question?

    Sometimes I ask questions I may think are relevant to current events and are "hot topic" questions, yet they don't show up as "hot" questions. Is there a special format or requirement to get to that level?  Seriously, I look at some and wonder why are they there...with spelling and grammatical errors and mine isn't? Am I looking too deeply into the reasoning?

  2. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    I'm just going to take a guess and say that what is meant here, by "hot" question may be strictly related to it's degree of "CONTROVERSY."    HP staff could probably answer this better.......or, it may be in the Learning Center info....I don't know.

  3. rutley profile image70
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    I wonder this also.....sometimes my questions appear hot and sometimes they're not!  I just love the answers no matter what or where it appears.  Oh and guess what?  Your on the HOT list right now!

    1. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I too understand what you are saying about sometimes hot and sometimes not. Now, how did this question end up "hot?"

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    Apparently you've found the secret, as this is currently at the top of the "Hot" list.

    1. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have no idea how this happened.

  5. myownlife profile image37
    myownlifeposted 6 years ago

    As a ;matter of fact, This is my question too that how to grab hot topic, it is believed that every thing has time, I guess I have been failed to grab it so far,

  6. EinderDarkwolf profile image61
    EinderDarkwolfposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I skip over things with a lot of misspellings in it, as it makes it much harder to read. However, the "hot" questions all seem to be ones that get the most people looking at them and responding to them.

    1. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you about skipping over questions/Hubs filled with misspellings. My harsh reality is if someone can't take the time to proof their own work...how can they expect people to read and comment on it?

  7. MargaritaEden profile image69
    MargaritaEdenposted 6 years ago

    Interesting question, last week one of my questions was in a "hot" section, even though there were only one or two answers. I would like to know the same thing, if someone could shed some light on it smile

    1. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I find this to be quite a conundrum regarding what makes it and what doesn't.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image97
      Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Almost without fail my hot questions are related to HubPages and how it works. They often become hot topics before they have any answers.

  8. xanzacow profile image70
    xanzacowposted 6 years ago

    Not in your case, but in some cases it seems that hot questions were just pulled out of a hat...

    1. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the comment, but trust me, I have/had no idea it would be a "hot" question. Seriously, I still don't know why.

    2. KevinTimothy profile image80
      KevinTimothyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The hot ones get plenty of traffic and a lot of activity (comments).

    3. xanzacow profile image70
      xanzacowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey! I have a "hot" question now too, with only 1 answer.....hmmmmmmm.

  9. LongTimeMother profile image93
    LongTimeMotherposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes hot topics only have two answers. I've wondered what made them 'hot' so early in their lives.

  10. Rebecca2904 profile image74
    Rebecca2904posted 6 years ago

    I think it has to do with the amount of views a questions receives? If a question receives a lot of views then it will be assumed by whichever matrix/computer (what is the correct word?) sorts out all the questions, hubs and forums (I'm assuming it's not all done by a person - what a lot of work that would be!) that is a question that a lot of people are interested in. That does not necessarily mean that it will have a lot of responses, after all a lot of people might just click on the question only to read it in its entirety and realise they have nothing to say, or might just click on it only to read the other responses.


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