Lately, we've had a number of questions show up at the top of the "hot questions" list:
When this happens, things tend to get messy. Because of that, I often protect questions that are turning into hot ones. This has worked well in the past; the aforelinked question was protected while it appeared in the menu, and the extraneous content was limited.
To that end, I protected the question "Keeping your throat comfortable after hours of lecturing". In case you were wondering why, that's why.