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A question that I answered earlier today is mysteriously absent from the Top Questions list when I visit the site. However, if I search for the question using keywords, and click the "Newest" tab, it appears right where it should be. I am not familiar with this behavior -- is it normal? I do see that the question currently has a vote score of -4 and one close vote, but I don't know if that accounts for what I am (not) seeing.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think questions with total score less than -3 are not shown on the Top Questions list. $\endgroup$ Mar 10 '18 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ This is true, however, I have not found any official documentation stating this. Perhaps the moderators know. $\endgroup$ Mar 10 '18 at 3:43
  • $\begingroup$ @JoelReyesNoche Perhaps you can look on Meta Stack Exchange to find some statement and otherwise ask that question there. There is quite some behaviour of SE that is only 'documented' as a meta Q and A. $\endgroup$ Mar 12 '18 at 11:39
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Questions are dropped off the Home / Active tab once they reach a score of -4 on Main, or -8 on Meta. Since you mentioned that the question on Main that you were monitoring had a score of -4, this is most probably why it was no longer showing up on the Home page.

Source: Meta sites' front pages should not hide questions with very low scores

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