I have been surprised by the questions featured as the "greatest hits" in the Stack Overflow newsletter.
- What is the worst gotcha in C# or .NET? (deleted)
- What are some bad programming habits to look out for and avoid? (closed and deleted)
- What was "The Next Big Thing" when you were just starting out in programming? (deleted)
- What IDE to use for Python? (closed)
Do we really want the newsletter to feature questions like these? I understand that they exist for historical reasons, but given that moderators would probably close any new questions like these without hesitation I don't think that we should be actively promoting them, either.
Would it be possible for someone to give the newsletter a quick, manual check before it goes out, or is Stack Exchange not really set up for that? How difficult would it be to catch off-topic posts like these before the newsletter is actually sent?
Interestingly enough, I don't notice an overwhelming number of these "inappropriate" questions on Stack Overflow's Greatest Hits page, which is probably used to populate the newsletter. Any idea why?