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Was $300 meal story worth flagging for removal from HNQ?

This recent question about $300 meals felt somewhat off to me, and comments moved to chat suggest that many other readers felt that way too. When I saw it in HNQ I recalled that mod advice for "...
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What's a good process to understand why a hot question was deleted?

The question at https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/184198 showed as a "Hot Network Question" and I was following it when it was suddenly deleted. Is there a way to understand why ...
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Hot network question impossible to answer because OP doesn't provide the crucial details - moderation failure?

I see it quite often on Workspace, the questions that are missing the crucial details (country), which makes the question unanswerable. People answer making some guesses that the OP is located ...
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

The question coworker made unsolicited comments about appearance has been deleted. The 404 page directs me, and others, to the deleted question help center page. But that page doesn't seem very ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Example question: Strange job interview -- What were they really looking for? In the example, the question is well voted for and has a good number of highly voted answers. However, I would tend to ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

Note: This is not a rant. I'm okay with whatever the reason from the removal was. I'm just curious to know the reason behind it. I recently ask this question: Am I obligated to work with my sexist ...
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What should be our approach on new feature allowing removal of a question from HNQ?

This is a recently introduced feature: There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a site would rather not have featured. Up until now, the only recourse that was available was ...
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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

In this question the OP acknowledges behaving unprofessionally in the office and is concerned that this may have been witnessed by a female colleague, who is now acting uncomfortable around him. A ...
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Is this really how things are supposed to work?

This question is posted by a new contributor describing an extremely rare situation and although the answers are useful for the OP, hardly anyone else is helped by the questions/answers (I guess - ...
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If we were to do the HNQ experiment, how should we evaluate the results?

Another question asks about opting out of the Hot Network Questions list for a few months to see if that's better or worse for us (or ends up not mattering). See the other (unresolved!) question for ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

The Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list is a list of questions drawn from across the network. It appears in the right column on the front page of the site and on all question pages. An algorithm ...
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Editing for the primary purpose to avoid HNQ

Recently a certain question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/85829/28939 ) had its title edited from My coworkers saw me naked. How to handle this situation? for the purpose to get rid of ...
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How is the 'Stackoverflow' question not a duplicate?

I always thought the Stackoverflow question: Team members spending too much time on Stack Overflow was somewhat familiar. I searched for productivity and found a question which in the essence is the ...
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Request for hot question vote statistics

Can we get data similar to one quoted here but closer approximating hot questions, that is limited to ones with over 1-2K views? And preferably not limited to 180 days. Asked here per advice at MSE. ...
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Do we want such a "handicap" (whatever it means) for Workplace questions in the hot list?

How come there are 5 Workplace questions in the hot list? When discussing above question in elections chat, Shog noted: ...TWP needs a handicap with 100+ sites, none of them should have more ...
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How come there are 5 Workplace questions in the hot list?

Over the last two days I've observed that there are 5 Workplace questions in the Hot Network Questions list. Given that list contains 100 questions and there are more than 100 sites in SE network, ...
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Copying questions that had a misfortune of being widely exposed in the hot list

This question had a misfortune to be widely exposed in the hot list: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean Newer question is a ...
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