I'd like to find a way that a site can have some selected and appropriately tagged canonical-type questions show up in the sidebar of the site's home page (not the site's Meta). It should look kind of like what I see here when I click on "Meta" on the left:
How can this be done?
(Reason: I participate in a couple of sites that get a lot of questions that are variations of the same things over and over. If they were to read the basics first, they might ask better questions. Also, this could help us get fewer quick answers written in response to obvious duplicates.)