Arqade Meta has recently had three different posts that have attracted quite a bit of attention, announcing three beloved Arqade mods giving up their diamonds:

Despite that, only one of these posts seems to appear under "Hot Meta Posts", both on main and Meta.

The Hot Meta Posts box as it appears for me

I'm assuming the system isn't aware enough to check that Ash's modship was already taken away, so this looks like a bug to me.

Just in case people are not aware, the Hot Meta Posts box is supposed to show recent meta posts with a net score of 3 or higher. And to confirm this is only an issue on Arqade, this is what the Hot Meta Posts box currently looks like on RPG.se:

The RPG Hot Meta Posts box as it appears for me

  • It's probably because the other two are tagged [support] not [discussion]. Edited InvaderSkoodge's one to use [discussion] for science.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 4:00

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Yeah it seems that questions are excluded from 'Hot Meta Posts'. I would assume this is the case for and too.

Both badp and Invader Skoodge's posts used , while Ash's used . Editing Invader Skoodge's announcement to use resulted in the question appearing under Hot Meta Posts after about an hour or so (its not immediate):

Hot Meta Posts In Your Local Area

  • Status: by design, I suppose! Commented May 17, 2019 at 7:23
  • Seems so! :-) .
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 11:39

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