I'm assuming that this question Is there a word for the joy a smart aleck feels when they point out to other people how stupid they are? got more than 7,000 views, 25 net upvotes, and was favorited 4 times because it got on the Hot Network List.
How does a question get on the list, and does ELU have any say in what gets on the list?
The question is a mean-spirited one. I'm not saying I am offended by it, only that I think it unworthy of being a representative of ELU on the List.