The "hot" page is taking a bit of a beating these past couple of days. I monitor the "questions" page as well, but I spend a lot of time on the "hot" page because it tells me who's answering (there are some names that tell me up front that the question has been well and truly answered before I get there). Lately, though, it's been dredging up the Thames and pushing the current crop of questions off the front page.
Surely there must be a way of preventing something like a retag of a six-month-old question with an accepted answer from becoming "hot". Or are we looking for ways to give out more Necromancer and Populist badges?
(Okay, I has ranted and feels better now. Feel free to ignore me.)