I have deep issues with the 'Hot Network Questions' containing questions from the religion sub-sites. This is not because I dislike questions about religion, nor because I think these sites have no place on the network in theory - they do. The reason I am annoyed by these Q&A's is that the quality of highly upvoted questions is often extremely low, and questions that are out of scope (since they are about reality) are not deleted.
Obligatory examples: All answers have been upvoted and are popular, I did not rotten-cherry pick:
- A +0 accepted "Eat seven Ajwa dates in the morning."
I imagine questions, and answers such as these would be deleted on any other StackExchange site. Would I not be told 'reality' was not in scope if I asked a question on scifi.stackexchange.com like "I hurt my head running into a brick wall on King's Cross station, what did I do wrong?".
The level of answers at the sub-sites specifically for religion is very low, especially the answers that turn up in the 'Hot Network Questions' list. I propose removal of these sites from the network, as they do not fit the quality standards for SE. Alternatively, I would like to filter out these sites from the 'Hot Network Questions' list.
Addendum There is a related question under Filter "Hot Network Questions" by excluding sites, a denied feature request for personalizing a filter for hot network questions. While that would have solved my issue, the fact that it wasn't implemented means my issue is unsolved, and my wish for a resolution to jarring questions on the Hot Network Question list remains (and in this case it's not just the low-quality floating up as usual, but actually especially jarring for the non-'experts' of religion.SE).