Can someone with access to relevant analytics, please shed some light on how the following question got bigger traffic as compared to other posts. 2000+ views in less than 24 hours. We would like the same to happen on other posts as well, so it might be able to learn something from this post.

Do projects ever end early?

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It was selected to become part of the "Hot Network Questions" panel that exists on all SE sites, which encourages cross-site exploration. I (and many others it seems) spend much time idly browsing the Hot Network Questions to discover new and interesting things.

I don't know what the criteria are for auto-selection to the list, but I think it is based on number of answers without acceptance and number of comments... Or something...

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    4 out of 11 answers were posted by new PM.SE users, which kind-of supports your point. Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:24
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    More importantly, you can see it in the Hot Network Questions list (at the moment)! :)
    – Marv Mills
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:26
  • Just in case you guys wonder how the formula works... here it is: meta.stackexchange.com/q/60756/157692
    – Tiago Cardoso Mod
    Commented May 1, 2016 at 18:43

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