From time to time we see official posts from our community managers and other SE employees here on meta like

I really don't want to miss especially those!
And since I would like to participate in the discussion I want to hear about them instantly and not just afterwards. Can we please have a way to get notified about these?

I propose to tag such question with a new meta tag like or some sort that I could watch. Or add all future official questions to the tag.

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    You mean the featured tag?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:55
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    Of some sort, but I contains only 2 questions.
    – juergen d
    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:56
  • Well it gets removed from announcements after a while. I do believe that if someone doesn't remove it, it gets automatically removed after some time. But nonetheless, it's still something you can follow for those very important announcements.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:57
  • The last question in my list is not there and was asked yesterday.
    – juergen d
    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:58
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    It's obviously not that important to them that they want it to be featured then, and I don't really see the need for another tag that basically serves as an intermediate between not-featured and featured.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 29, 2013 at 2:02
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    A lot of those show up in the MetaSO newsletter (that's how I hear about many of them, anyway). Agree it would be nice to have a more definite way to find these posts though.
    – Ben Lee
    Jun 29, 2013 at 6:43
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    And since I like to participate in the discussion I would like to hear about them instantly and not just afterwards.
    – juergen d
    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:25
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    I think official is better than featured as the distinction is clear. Normal user featured discussions may not always have a time frame. Official posts will generally have one.
    – asheeshr
    Jun 29, 2013 at 14:16
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    Posts cease to be featured, but would be official forever after. It would make it easier to search for official post about something, too. +1 from me, even if for other reasons.
    – Mołot
    Jun 30, 2013 at 0:18

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Don't think we need new feature, one can simply subscribe to the tag:

This will send daily email to the address in your profile by default and you can change that via the "subscriptions" tab in your network profile, where you can edit the email address and choose the frequency: 15 minutes, 3 hours or daily.

Email after 15 minutes is pretty much the same as live notification.

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    But not all "official" questions are tagged [featured].
    – juergen d
    Jun 30, 2013 at 10:09
  • I think most are, for couple of days at least. We can ask the team to always use this tag. :) Jun 30, 2013 at 10:18
  • That would be perfect.
    – juergen d
    Jun 30, 2013 at 10:26

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