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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project!

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less “hotness”!

Some of you may have noticed that we've been making some changes to the Hot Network Questions on the back end over the last week or so. I'm here announcing our first round of changes to how the HNQ ...
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Prevent questions on Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one) : You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, ...
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What kinds of question titles put a site's HNQ presence at risk?

Last month Stack Exchange removed a site from the Hot Network Questions list across the network because of a complaint about some questions that appeared there. I'm not here to rehash that decision (...
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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

I really like the new Stack Exchange home page, where certain questions from the Stack Exchange Network are presented, along with a hotness rating that is described as "arbitrary" in its tooltip. Such ...
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At smaller sites, penalize hot questions having 3-4 close votes

At smaller sites (up to 50-100 questions a day average) closing a question takes hours or even days. As an example, this SO question has got 5 close votes in 15 minutes, while its twin at Software ...
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Breaking the HNQ feedback loop on bad questions

The Hot Network Questions sidebar is a bit of a contentious issue, because it tends to promote questions that are often perceived as 'cheap', of relatively low quality, or on the fringes of topicality ...
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Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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Is lack of (other) research a reason to downvote?

I recently downvoted two questions for a lack of fundamental research (with a comment explaining why). Is that a valid reason? To be specific: Someone had an ampersand embedded in an XML attribute ...
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Difference between Stack Overflow and a wiki

After I recommended Stack Overflow to a friend she briefly looked at it and concluded it was not much different than a wiki. I can think of many reasons why this is false but perhaps it would be ...
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Why can only moderators protect questions less than 1 day old?

From here: Who can protect and unprotect questions? Diamond moderators Users with at least 15,000 reputation, with the following restrictions: The question must be at least a day ...
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How many questions escape community protection because of reputation gained within checked question?

Community's auto-protection of questions is implemented such that quick upvotes to answers from new users make those answers cease to trigger the checks for automatically making a question protected. ...
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Make hot questions with multiple answers age away faster on smaller / subjective-ish sites [duplicate]

Due to extended exposure to wide SE network, hot questions tend to attract certain amount of low quality answers 1 2 3. These answers would better be (and eventually are) removed, but on smaller / ...
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The “hot” questions algorithm should use logic to avoid controversial questions

There's an existing proposal to let moderators opt-out questions from HNQ: Allow mods or gold tag badge holders to prevent question from being on hot network questions list I would like to add: there ...
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How about creating “Most Recommended Question (MRQ)” list

This question was inspired by the recent question on HNQ: Allow mods or gold tag badge holders to prevent question from being on hot network questions list I am not an expert on computer or ...

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