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Since we have had the ability to track the hot network question (HNQ) list, we have been doing this in a private moderator room. The idea being that it would help us stay on top of potentially problematic questions that need moderator attention before things get out of hand. It has helped, but we have a lot of HNQs and most of the things that need to be done can be done by regular users with enough rep (e.g., protecting the question, closing questions that are off topic, and flagging answers as low quality and comments as rude).

In the community moderation spirit of SE, I have created a public chat room that has the HNQs for Academia.SE. If you pop in you will see questions that are on the HNQ. Read them and enjoy or moderate them or just ignore it all together.

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    The bot's profile image is HTTP, which causes the page to be insecure (mixed content) and in some places the image is blocked entirely. Can this be fixed by switching it to HTTPS? – Laurel Apr 24 at 21:41
  • @Laurel did that fix it? – StrongBad Apr 24 at 21:43
  • Yes............. – Laurel Apr 24 at 21:44
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    Nice idea, I hope this will be done in other sites too – llrs Apr 29 at 9:52

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