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What to do with questions that are likely to be made-up click bait?

For example: Student doesn't want to take credit for his own extraordinary paper – 269 views and +9/−0 votes in 11 hours. My paper was too revolutionary - reviewers at a top journal rejected it &...
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Can we have some fun?

Some Stack Exchange sites, while enforcing regular policies/limits, allow for a little fun now and then, either by letting some “fun” soft big-list questions exist, or by prompting them on specific ...
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This Question Appears to be Defamation

This question purports that the linked article demonstrates that a person the OP mentions by name committed fraud. This is not true, as both commenters and the answer have noted. However, I worry that ...
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Should we edit questions to match how they were answered?

Consider this question: Best strategy to learn programing for graduate research data analysis in biology This question attracted interesting answers (I'm excluding mine from this judgment). Most of ...
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Can a controversial post become an HNQ later?

There is a post on "Possible Grading Discrimination" on the main site which has been marked "Controversial Post" Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest ...
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Saying thanks to comments and answers?

Hope that my question fits to this site (as it is the first time that I ask a question here.) I feel guilty when I don't say thanks to a very good comment or answer given by users on academia....
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About questions that are not questions

How does this site feel about questions posted only in order to share the related answer, added by OP as they post their question, as in How should I respond to an offer to pay a bribe for authorship ...
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