One of my ideas submitted a week ago was gaining a lot of momentum and being voted on while in the what's hot location. It hasn't seen much activity since being removed and went from number 9 to number 23. This leads me to believe that someone is manipulating the system to ideas that may be less controversial, etc.
When I click on say Dept of Energy a big list of suggestions appears.
There are 6 items on the HOT list right now. 3;45 on 7/28.
There are also suggestion that have more likes and better ranks than those on the hot list!
You need a better way to select hot lists.
Or get rid of them all together.