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The [feature] tag seems to be used for two things:

  • Instead of or as well as the feature-request tag.
  • For discussing something that's a feature.

Both of these seem pointless to me, as the first one already has a tag and the second is too vague to be useful.

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BUG: I tried to suggest [feature] as a synonym for [bug], but the system wouldn't let me... – Shog9 Nov 19 '10 at 18:54
@Shog9: That in itself is a feature. – MPelletier Nov 19 '10 at 21:21

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It was really confusing when they went to the featured tag on the new sites. Why would you change a paradigm like that?

It appears that they meant the featured tag to bring emphasis to a post by the moderators, but it has certainly been confusing from the beginning.

Maybe they could find a different tag for emphasis, like Hot Post or something.

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Are you confusing the [feature], the [featured], and the [feature-request] tags? Because I still saw the [feature-request] tag on every new SE 2.0 meta site that I've looked at. And [featured] is a completely different system altogether. – Grace Note Oct 20 '10 at 15:45
meta.askubuntu.com/tags/feature-request – Gnome Oct 20 '10 at 15:51
@Grace, I guarantee you I'm confused. I have no idea what they all mean. Looking, I see that the feature tag has disappeared on the Metas. I see now what they were driving at, but it's not worth the confusion. – Lance Roberts Oct 20 '10 at 15:58

Agree. [feature] tag was burninated.

This is meta-only by the way, though I suspect it's of similar low value on Stack Overflow because it is so inherently vague...

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