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Adrian Hague
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Ok, so I'm not exactly a new user, but what is the difference between searching for 'Hot' Forum threads and searching for 'Active' forum threads (using the blue drop-down menu at the top of the page)?
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Eric Brosius
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Hot threads have a lot of thumbs.

Active threads have a lot of replies.
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Active gets you the threads with the most recent activity, in terms of new posts.

Hot uses a different algorithm. According to this thread from a few years back, it's based on thread recommendations in the past few days. I think the current equivalent to recommendations would be thumbs.
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BoardGameGeek » Forums » Introduction » New User Questions
Re: Difference between 'Hot' and 'Active' threads?
Eric Brosius wrote:
Hot threads have a lot of thumbs.

Active threads have a lot of replies.


Right, except, the active threads don't necessarily have to have "a lot" of replies so much as they have the most recent reply.
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