I was in a question in Academia, when I noticed the featured Blog site at the right (Sorry I don't provide an image with a free-hand red circle):
Stack Overflow Podcast #98 - Scott Hanselman Is Better Than Us at Everything
Benefits for Developers from San Francisco to Sweden
While I am interested in one of these topics I am not sure it is of general interest for the community of Academia or Pets.
Could the featured posts be advertised only in the communities where it is relevant? Maybe if a post should be displayed in a site should be discussed in each site's meta.
Related: But it seems (I think) that we need a better filter/tool