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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I found out about this part of Stack Exchange through HNQ so I'm a bit biased. But if you're looking for more people, that's an easy way to "advertise". I'm new here, so don't really know the needs ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

Why fix something that isn't broken?
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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

Update: The answer in question has been deleted as rude or abusive by members of the community. Or is "cover your ass no matter what it takes" acceptable here? Answers advising people not to ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I came to this site through a HNQ link and have since become an active member. I feel the additional traffic gained makes it worth the general level of quality in that traffic. At any given time ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I am not really a part of this community, since the only thing I do here is flagging spam. TL;DR first, I'm against getting Workplace out of HNQ. A bit of background of myself. I'm a university ...
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If we were to do the HNQ experiment, how should we evaluate the results?

Here's a list of statistics that I think would speak to overall community health, not just to the HNQ problem. I don't know if we have the ability to get all of these, but I think the information ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Should we still vote to close as we would normally (as if it was a fresh question), or should we take some consideration that a large number of people thought the question was useful? The close ...
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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

I think this should depend on legality within common law, else you end up with perfectly valid answers being deleted because of one oddball jurisdiction. Things that are illegal pretty much anywhere ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

I'm also curious to know if this is linked to the lack of active moderator on The Workplace? (because with less moderator, you might not want "controversial" question on HNQ) I'll refer to my ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

I am going to use an answer that was posted by one of our former moderators which I happen to agree with: When looking at this, there's a couple of questions that I ask myself as a basic litmus ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I only have two posts on this site, but I've upvoted several questions over time as I come from HNQ links. I find many of these questions intriguing at the least and enjoy reading them. While I do ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I think Workplace should stay in. There's another set of users that get missed in questions like this, users like me: users who do not browse the site regularly, who are based in another site ...
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If we were to do the HNQ experiment, how should we evaluate the results?

What is "harmful" and how do we measure it? And what is beneficial about being on it and how do we measure that? I like David's list of statistics that could help give a notion on the health of the ...
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Request for hot question vote statistics

Ok, so these numbers are for the entire history of the site and include all posts - questions, answers, deleted, closed, whatever. It does not, for what should be obvious reasons, include deleted/...
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

I don't see this as beyond the realm of possibility, esp since COVID. In my office, we went from jacket and tie to "casual", to people ignoring the dress code altogether. So much so, that ...
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Is this really how things are supposed to work?

Another answer addressed most of your question. I want to add something not covered there: Votes are not an "I'm having this problem too" button. You should upvote posts that are useful. For ...
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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

Clearly, on questions like this, the HNQ makes normal quality control via up/down-votes impossible. I do not know why all those people upvoted that answer, but it is clear that any downvotes made are ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Numbers mean little in some cases. I once had an answer deleted after it had over 30 upvotes/ So if it warrants closing or deletion in your opinion, just go ahead.
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How is the 'Stackoverflow' question not a duplicate?

The one question is asking about general management of remote workers. The current question is specifically about spending time on SO. The problem is that a limited amount of time at SO is ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

The Hot Network Questions list has been a source of complaints here throughout the years. Specifically, questions -- usually sensationalist or controversial questions, because that's what HNQ ...
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What's a good process to understand why a hot question was deleted?

Is there a way to understand why a popular question would be deleted? Yes, you can ask about it on meta as you have done. :) Can the OP delete it after there's significant activity? No. The OP can ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

From the responses over the last nearly three weeks, it seems clear that the community wants to stay on the Hot Network Questions list. If somebody wants to re-raise the issue in the future feel free,...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I came to Workplace via HNQ. It doesn't seem like Workplace gets all that much traffic that we'd want to close off one of the ways that people come to the site. I visit fairly often (ok, too often) ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

I will agree to a trail as long as at the end, we can get some numbers (posted in META) about how it went. So things like: Overall site traffic (before and after) Average question view for a sampling ...
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