I've had several questions amongst all the website going to Hot Network Questions. But some of those attracted very low quality comments and answers from visitors saying (amongst other things, naturally) "first-time poster" or "saw this from HNQ". On the contrary, they added digressions in other answers where all I wanted was some focus.
What I mean is that one low quality answer has led and can lead experts in a mindset which isn't helpful to the initial question. It has happened to me as an answerer: I thought of the question in light of a low quality answer (I didn't think of that answer as a low quality when I first read it) and I took the time to write an answer, only to re-read the initial question and see that my answer only answered a fringe and irrelevant part of the question. So of course, I noticed before posting and deleted my draft, but not everybody is as diligent.
Sometimes I fear in advance to post a question because it will ineluctably go on HNQ (given the community I posted on) and I can get one or two good answers on it, but 3-4 very low quality ones which will have to be moderated, and I try to change the title to make it less HNQ-able to avoid the big crowd.
I also know that it's kind of the opposite direction of what SO wants: more questions seen by more people, but I believe that people are wise enough to not want a full crowd but rather just the usual crowd of the community, a bit like my experience on stackoverflow.com where only one question out of ~100 got the HNQ treatment.
So is there a way such as a tickbox to remove my question from the HNQ candidates?
Please note that this is a general question I had in mind for a long time, so don't try to link this question to a specific question I've asked on any SO website.