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Let's not opt out The motivation for wanting out is perfectly valid, but I think the benefits of HNQ to tabletop players outweigh the problems that HNQ attracts. The bad side first I'm speaking of a trend here, not a universal rule: HNQ questions don't tend to be particularly good. The selection emphasizes scandal over substance, clickbait over clarity. ...


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We should stay in HNQ. The arguments against HNQ: untrained users voting out of line with established community norms, new users submitting low-quality answers (especially GS/BS problems), comment argument, and then the inevitable backlash that we moderators sometimes face when new users bump up against this stack's notoriously-tight reading of some ...


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I received though other channels the following from a high-rep active-most-days member; they'd rather not post under their identity for personal reason, and rep-requirements make sock-posting on meta cumbersome. We shouldn't opt out. I've thought for a long time that HNQ was damaging to the site. I've always been on the other side of this argument. We get ...


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I like it being there. As someone who often frequents Stack Overflow for work purposes, I enjoy seeing the occasional interesting thing coming up in HNQ. Often, as a tabletop player myself, the ones that usually interest me are the mechanical questions. I've learnt quite a lot about edge-cases in D&D, for example, just recently, where something that is ...


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HNQ should promote our best content As it stands now, HNQ–both here and on other sites I've observed–tends to feature the perverse, controversial, eye-catching, or bizarre questions of the site. This results in those questions getting "opinion-swamped" by the masses, with everyone trying to insert their own voice into an already saturated answer ...


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It'd be good to test out. It seems simple enough to implement, based on your description. The only potential problem I foresee is that it might get too "noisy", if too many questions hit HNQ within a short period of time and thus clog up the chat with repeated messages about it, but there are some limits already implemented for Hot Network ...


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Find some way to reduce bad answers on popular questions from users coming in from the HNQ There's a common thing we run into here: User asks a perfectly fine question. Question gets a bunch of upvotes/views, causing it to show up on the HNQ. Lots of people from across the SE network see it on the sidebar. They come and answer the question. They don't know ...


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HNQ should go. I personally like HNQ, and go to other sites to look at interesting questions. However, as an adult with a firm grasp of my faculties, I don't contribute answers to sites I'm wildly unqualified to answer on. Sadly, that is not the general approach of Internet users in general. All SE sites are pretty specific to something. Ubuntu users, ...


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When HNQ Harms the Interests of the Asker HNQ can give the asker extra visibility, but it can also result in answers that are missing some of the expectations specific to this sub-stack. It is a difficult question when the benefits exceed the drawbacks and vice versa. It's certainly not a welcoming experience when a person's visibility is denied due to a few ...


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This feed just showed me my own question In my opinion this feed has already proven useful. I didn't know my question was on HNQ until it showed up in the feed. Super useful and nice to know. I don't know of another way to be notified as quickly about the question hitting the HNQ.


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Yes, we should opt out. I believe HNQ does little to benefit our site overall, and regularly does significant harm to some of our questions and our site processes. Over on the MSE discussion, Monica Cellio has higlighted that the HNQ feature optimises for controversy, not quality. I'll quote: Sensationalist questions draw lots of rapid response, which ...


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Having had this feature turned on for a few hours, I have some feedback on how I've experienced the feature so far. It might be better to populate these in the feed in the top-left corner instead. Posted directly in chat, it reminds me a little too much of the way that Twitter, Facebook, etc. will inline advertisements into their feeds, and while this is ...


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I Think HNQ Should Remain For reasons that echo other answers: I think the pros outweigh the cons Pro: It's good advertising for this stack inside the overall stack ecology. It is, in fact, how I found the site. (You are free to consider that a con, but I don't....) Although it's only prompted me to become and remain active on this stack, it's led to ...


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I've only skimmed the MetaSE post answers, so this suggestion might already be on there, but I think some automated scripts and an alteration to the Protected post status could substantially help on this: If a post qualifies for HNQ status, the system automatically protects the question. So instead of a mod having to find that there's an issue with the post,...


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