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Why was this question removed from the Hot Network Questions section?

I am new to this site and I was really surprised by the unusual amount of interest my first question has attracted. Apart from a fair number of answers, tens of comments have been posted; part of ...
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Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting

This site has had problems with low quality posts getting upvotes on the past, with some of that due to the HNQ (and I’ve seen this happen recently too). This proposal should theoretically reduce the ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

This question was removed from the HNQ list with only a short notice "Needs detailed answers". Why not "protect" it instead of entirely removing it from the HNQ? After being edited and reopened, it ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

My famous question "Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the USA?" became a hot network question, but the next day a moderator had removed it from the HNQ, which is irreversible. So, why was my ...
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Why was the Zelensky-claim-of-no-pressure question removed from HNQ?

This question Why is the fact that Ukraine President Zelenskiy publicly stated that Trump didn't pressure him whatsoever being ignored? was removed from HNQ by Philipp. Any particular reason for ...
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When should we remove a question from the Hot Network Question list?

As you might have read in the recent global meta announcement, moderators now have the option to manually remove a question from the Hot Network Questions list. Should Politics Stack Exchange make ...
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Preemptively protecting hot network questions

I asked a question last night, and it was received pretty well, to the point that it managed to get into the Hot Network Question (HNQ) list. But as a result of this, a moderator protected the ...
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