Hot Threads are threads that are popular on your community.
Popularity is defined by X number of posts over X time period which can be managed from the Forum Settings page in the control panel.
Many networks have specific style requirements when it comes to the look and feel of their forums. The hot thread image is set as a background element through CSS so that clients may overwrite the ONEsite default image with one of their own.
- How many posts made over a certain time period
- How long a thread stays labeled as hot.