I came across the Stack Exchange's Greatest Hits blog post on EL&U's meta, and found that ELL has a "greatest hits" page. This page lists the questions that have received a lot of attention in terms of views and interactions. The list is pretty interesting, and it might be a good idea to check it every so often to make sure that the questions and answers reflect well on the site.

This explanation is at the bottom of the page:

Questions that got a large amount of views or a large amount of feedback.

The current algorithm divides the number of page views with the total amount of question and answer feedback received (adding a bonus for high view counts), excluding questions with less views than the median :- 186.

The number displayed for the median is dynamic - the last time I checked the page it was down to 172.

  • That should read: questions that got a large number of views. :) Also, shouldn't it be divide by? What do you mean by "reflect well on the site"? – Lambie Jul 3 '19 at 17:15
  • @Lambie By “reflect well” I mean that when someone stumbles across them they think “hey, I wonder what other useful stuff this site has” instead of “well that didn’t help”. What sorts of things we might need to do to get a particular question in shape would depend on its current state. – ColleenV Jul 3 '19 at 17:44
  • Well, that blurb needs editing. Thanks for explaining that to me. – Lambie Jul 3 '19 at 21:21
  • @Lambie Yeah, that's not how I would have written it. The page isn't linked anywhere from the user interface though, so I don't think they're doing much with it. It's a little "secret" page I thought others might find interesting. – ColleenV Jul 3 '19 at 22:28

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