Recently one questions on Web Applications (WA) reached the HNQ. This was tagged
dns by the OP.
dns tag excerpt currently says (emphasis mine)
Domain Name System - Usually questons(sic) about DNS are not questions for end-users of web applications, so they are off-topic for this site.
The WA's tag wiki content currently is
Other sites in the Stack Exchange network that you could check for questions about Domain Name System (DNS) are:
For further help about where to ask a question about DNS, go to https://meta.stackexchange.com
Please avoid that questions tagged with "don't use" / "off-topic for this site" be shown as "hot network questions" specially on small sites that are almost "drama-free" (I'm OK with having some on-topic drama on my beloved WA)
In order that the above happen I think that the ♦ moderators / CM should be able to mark some tags to be exclude questions from be included on HNQ.
What is happening?
- The self-answered question that triggered this request was posted
- Apparently it was shared on the wild and it attracted bonus association users who upvoted the question.
- In a few hours it was marked as HNQ
- The question was migrated to another site
- The migration was rejected
- Those who voted to close the question can't vote to close it again.
- This is "a problem" because "small sites" have very few user that participate on reviewing questions
In the mean time there are several questions on Meta about the off-topic questions, there was an issue withe the migration-rejection causing that the question were marked as deleted after the migration rejection .
Personally, I'm waiting for ♦ moderators to close the question as off-topic.