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#1 metallithrax

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:49

So, in the image below, you can see that the article about the rather large phone bill is tagged as "Hot", with 27 comments while to article below has 70 comments and is not "Hot".

What, or who dictates whether a topic is "Hot" or "Not"?


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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:54

i thought it was based on a calculation of views/ period of time.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:58

Heated debate makes it hot.

#4 OP metallithrax

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:54

OK, so far there hasn't been an answer to this question, so here is another example of "hot topic":

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How come the older with less post topic is hot and the newer with a lot more posts isn't?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:55

Fire ?

#6 Crisp

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:56

Views is my guess. I'm sure if you search "Stolen iPhone" is Google it'll come up with that topic, maybe?

#7 Denis W.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:02

Once a news article reaches a certain number of unique views (somewhere in the 6K range) it's "hot."

Keyword is unique. Going back into the article multiple times to argue with other members doesn't make it hot. :p

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:08

Me :D

#9 McKay

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:12

Unless I've been onto a Topic, it doesn't register as "Hot!".

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:10

Fire ?

That was my first thought too lol

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:17

It's determined by the amount of unique pageviews; once it reaches a certain threshold it becomes "hot".

On the other hand, when an article receives 60+ comments the background of the comment counter turns red. But the amount of comments does not affect the article going hot.

#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:18

DAMNIT!
...And there's me thinking it had something to do with trolling... :p

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:22

Thread moved to Site & Forum Issues

It's been answered, so there's no point in me saying anything :p and I don't see a reason to close it.

#14 McKay

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:27

I don't see a reason to close it.


It's been answered,


Is that not as good a reason as any to close it? :rofl: