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Why was the Zelensky-claim-of-no-pressure question removed from HNQ?

I kicked the question from HNQ (after 10k views) because I don't think it's a good question to represent our community and attract the users we want on this site. The question itself is one of those "...
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Why was this question removed from the Hot Network Questions section?

The intended purpose of the Hot Network Questions section on the Stack Exchange network is to lead users to other sites of the Stack Exchange network by showing them the best of the best content those ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

Questions on the HNQ is often the first impression people will get about our site. Ideally, only the best of our content should appear on that list. Your question, while not bad, shows zero prior ...
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When should we remove a question from the Hot Network Question list?

Very rarely, when absolutely necessary to prevent harm to the site or the community. I cannot in good faith vote up Jeff Lambert's answer, because I do not want to handcuff the moderators if ...
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Preemptively protecting hot network questions

While this was protected by a moderator (more privileges than a mere user), it's worth noting that normally you can't just run around protecting questions. Typically they need some low quality answers ...
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9 votes
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

Hot Network Questions attract bad answers and bad comments, especially when they're about partisan current events like this one. While that question has one great answer and a few good answers (all of ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

When I happened upon the question, I noticed that the later answers were both opinionated and unsupported. There were also more than a handful overly chatty comments. A troubling pattern, and one that ...
yannis's user avatar
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7 votes
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Preemptively protecting hot network questions

I've unprotected the question. Having it protected while it was featured in the HNQ list (and was attracting poor answers) was reasonable. Now that it dropped off the list, however, there's little ...
yannis's user avatar
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Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting

To clarify: You need 15 reputation to upvote and 125 reputation to downvote. So the problem are not completely fresh users. The problem are users from other SE communities who come to us with their ...
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Why was this question removed from the Hot Network Questions section?

@Philipp's answer quite nicely describes the situation and process. With currently 582 HNQs under my belt, I'd like to add a personal perspective. Most are familiar that the concept of "free ...
uhoh's user avatar
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Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting

This is a bad idea, just because you force someone to do the tour or read the meta post doesn't mean that they will actually read it or follow the advice. As for your rep requirement users are already ...
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