I'm seeing a tendency in this SE: the questions we land on the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list tend to be closed (either as too broad or duplicates).
We know from Meta some details about HNQs, see:
Basically, catching questions are more likely to land in the HNQs list than technical or intricate questions.
Also, the more a HNQ stay in the list, the more views it gathers (and this is a feedback mechanism, that's why some questions stay for days in the list). So it's a good mechanism to bring views (and new users) to a site.
Thing is, closed questions are removed from the list. Therefore we are loosing a bit of exposure having these questions closed (and having a question from a site penalizes other questions from the same site incrementally).
Is there something we can do to take advantage of HNQs to help the site prosper? Or is this just one more detail that applies specifically to the CV community?