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No, we should not automatically or manually remove all questions about scams from the HNQ. The HNQ is a good thing for our site. It is how many new users find us. In fact, I would argue that it is the path that the best new users find us through, because the HNQ brings new users that are already familiar with the Stack Exchange environment. If we are ...


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In this case, the question already had 10 answers at the time I protected it (we get an auto-flag at that point). I didn't think any new answers were likely to add anything new, and answers from new users even less likely. In general I would say that 10 answers is too many, instead of having a Q&A it's more like a forum. My overall sense is that on ...


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Yes. In my opinion, the headline question "Should we remove our scam questions from the HNQ List?" gets a yes answer. On the flip side, I'd hope to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, one that says "Welcome. You've asked a question here that we've actually answered a number of times.... please read these other Q&As and see the advice we've given." The ...


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Given the voting on this, we won't be adopting a policy of automatically removing scam questions from HNQ. There's no obvious majority in favour of doing so. I'm not sure if there's a general network policy on this, but I guess that moderators do have the discretion to remove things on a case-by-case basis if they feel they are problematic. For myself, I'll ...


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One caveat in my agreement that we should remove from HNQ (and vote to close as duplicate): if it is a new scam, I think it's a public service to leave it on HNQ. Meaning something that is sufficiently different that most people may not have heard of it before. To remove from HNQ, just flag the question, using the 'other' reason, and explain. Also cast a ...


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Because not all questions are good. When the OP first posted My sister-in-law is an idiot and has decided she wants to take part time college classes so she doesn't have to make payments on her private student loan I resisted the impulse to close the question. Even after the kind edits, I took a moment to find - From ConsumerFinance.gov When do I need to ...


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