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Should we protect questions instead of pushing them out of HNQ?

In the last few days, we had two different questions hit HNQ then receiving a bunch of answers (a lot of them not so great) before being kicked out of HNQ by mods. My question is: Was kicking those ...
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What's the best way to deal with VLQ "answers" when you can't flag them appropriately?

This is about THIS question. If interpersonal skills are a way to deal with the issue (not even sure about that, though...), the problem lies with the "answers". How do you know an IPS question has ...
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Should question with "too many" answers be remove from HNQ?

I'm talking about questions like this one who is attracting a lot of answers (23 so far with 8 of them being deleted). We already added a "controversial post" notice after this meta question was ...
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Is it time to increase our number of HNQ question?

As you may know, when returning to HNQ, IPS has decided to limit itself to one HNQ question at a time (source: Let's go back to HNQ!). It has been quite some time now (6 months) and I believe that ...
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What to do about incomplete questions hitting HNQ?

Upon review of Coworker mumbles to herself when working, how to ask her to stop? This question was pinned as a potential duplicate of How can I ask someone in a quiet library to stop clearing their ...
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HNQ 1 month anniversary - How are we doing?

As of yesterday (June 20th), it's now been one month since we were brought back into the HNQ fold and we've had a couple questions make it on the list since then. The numbers make it clear that these ...
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Writing a featured sum-up post to help new users understand the site quickly

Well, most of you already know this, we're back on HNQ. Yay! I'm not good in writing SQL queries so I'm unfortunately not able to provide stats to support my claim but since we returned, I observed a ...
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Let's go back to HNQ!

Like discussed, IPS would like to return to HNQ. Support for a return to HNQ was overwhelming, so here's a feature request: Bring IPS back on HNQ! We've had the discussion about when and what to ...
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When should mods remove questions from HNQ?

With the recent changes to the hot network questions list, site moderators have been given the ability to permanently remove questions from HNQ. This is a very powerful ability, and as such, we need ...
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Revisiting HNQ participation for IPS

As of today (11 March 2019) we've made significant changes to how the Hot Network Questions List works, including giving moderators the ability to remove questions from the list and limiting the ...
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How many questions should we allow to hit HNQ?

Since SE changed the way HNQ works, we've been given the option to have IPS get back on it. Based on the discussion on that second link, it looks like the community here does want to get back on HNQ. ...
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What are the data regarding this site's removal from Hot Network Questions? Is this site cleared for potential re-inclusion?

Note: This isn't a request for SE to add this site back to HNQ. Rather, it's a question asking about what evaluation has been made about this site and HNQ overall, and if this site can be cleared for ...
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What caused this site to be excluded from Hot Network Questions?

Recently, the Stack Exchange team made the decision to exclude this site from the Hot Network questions on the right sidebar of questions across the network and on the homepage. Why ...
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On the HNQ and its effects on the site stats

Some time has passed since D-day (the 'D' stands for DeHNQisation) happened 16 October 2018. Time to take a closer look at the site's stats and what effects the HNQ and its absence have had on the ...
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Does IPS want to be back on HNQ? [duplicate]

So as you all know, questions on Interpersonal Skills are no longer shown on the Hot Network Questions sidebar. As much as can be said about the way this came to be, it is interesting to reflect on ...
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Automatically protect questions that hit HNQ

It seems that we have more problems with hot network questions than most sites. When a question goes hot, we tend to get a flood of votes and low quality answers from users who aren't familiar with ...
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Can the threshold for protecting questions be lowered?

Can the threshold for protecting questions be lowered, while we're in beta? Just thinking that protecting questions a little earlier may help with some of the issues we're seeing when questions hit ...
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Moratorium on Hot Network Questions until we have greater control over content

I'm going to ask for a moratorium on questions from Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange from appearing on the sidebar in the Hot Network Questions list, until a later date. We've had a number of ...