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How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?

See these two questions. They are very much similar to each other. I was shocked to see both these questions hit the HNQ. How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?
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Why did this question make it onto HNQ? [duplicate]

I see that Can an employer be forced to allow an employee to bring a gun to work (Washington State)? has made it to the HNQ list. What process makes it possible for such a very localised (...
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Dealing with HNQ drama before it happens - how do we deal with questions that can lead to trouble?

Sometimes stuff creeps into HNQ that doesn't belong. While I'm a moderator of one site that doesn't get into the HNQ, and the worst I'd face on the other is a question that's decidedly meh, having a ...
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Change the title of "Hot Network Questions" to make it clear that it's referring to the overall Stack Exchange network

This was a point raised in a micro-study performed by ArtOfCode, but is even more relevant now because of the recent removal of an entire site from Hot Network Questions for...known reasons. To quote ...
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Revisiting the "Hot Network Questions" feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Thanks for your input here and elsewhere on Meta. Please see the results of this discussion on the update post: Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less &...
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Is Stack Exchange becoming more focused on funny or entertaining content rather than actual useful information?

It feels like Stack Exchange has basically turned into Reddit in a way. With a lot of SEs like Workplace.SE, Academia.SE, IPS.SE, Worldbuilding.SE, etc. These SEs are used mostly to kill time/read ...
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4answers
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Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels

Over two years ago now, we made a big shift in how we handle "graduation" - nearly severing the connection between "graduation" and site design. We also talked about removing the &...
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What is the justification for "Hot Network Questions" on the professional-leaning sites? [duplicate]

After searching for how to turn off 'Hot Network Questions' I see that debate over this topic has been raging for years. Threads have repeated and on-going replies with users posting their ...
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Limit the number of questions per site in the Hot Network Questions list

I was recently browsing through the Hot Network Questions and spotting a weird pattern with the frequency of the sites. So I decided to tally up the results and what I found was not reassuring. These ...
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1answer
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Disqualify a question from Hot Network Questions if it has more answers than net votes

It's been fairly well established at this point that the Hot Network Questions mechanism can sometimes cause a question to blow up out of control (basically because they cause an influx of visitors ...
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2answers
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Hot Network Questions doesn't make clear enough that it's not a representative sample of a site's questions

I love Hot Network Questions. I really do. But I've got a little gripe, that's been itching at the back of my head for a while. Hot Network Questions is great at exposing a new site, and introducing ...
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Rename Hot Network Questions 'Watching the Pretty Flames'

I've seen a few good questions on HNQ in the more distant past, but in the past few months, almost any time I've seen a question featured in HNQ it's been one that has attracted a lot of activity ...
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3answers
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Remove question from HNQ if it has close votes

I've seen this a few times in the past few months, where questions that are blatantly off topic are still on the Hot Network Questions list. Great, it has more exposure, and people who are not ...
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1answer
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Why are there so many questions about simple real life talks?

I've noticed for a long time already, that almost all some Hot Questions in some communities (Academia, Workplace, RPG, etc.) can all be answered without digging, with the same answer: Go and talk ...
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4answers
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Shutting down recurring community self-evaluations

We've been talking a lot about the efficacy of community self-evaluations lately, both internally on the Community Team and out in the open on meta. Lots of ideas were tossed around, but the ...

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