It has been observation as of late that moderator Asaf Karagila has been removing quite a bit of questions from HNQ. What is the basis for removal? and, under what circumstances is a moderator removing questions of HNQ justified?
I've explained most of the reasons that I normally apply in the past. But let me also add that if I see a user whose questions very consistently and very frequently end up on the HNQ, then I will default to assuming that the user is trying to game this system. If nothing else, it will make me more judicial when looking at their questions that do make it to the HNQ.
Of course, sometimes honest mistakes happen. I sometimes remove questions and instantly realise that I did not want to remove that question.