On the Home page and Questions page, we have a tab for questions that currently have bounties. The tab reads "Featured". I've long wondered why we used "Featured" rather than something like... I don't know... "Bountied". I asked some of my coworkers and the response I got was
Someone typed "Featured" into a text file 10.5 years ago and it stuck, is my guess. ;)
Now, I'm not sure we've had bounties - or at least this tab - since the site first launched but that's being a bit pedantic. There may be a more official answer out there somewhere, but I figured I'd see what your thoughts were about changing it.
To be fair, I'm not sure that "Bounties" or "Bountied" sound particularly great but they do actually say what that tab contains, which "Featured" doesn't. On top of that, we use "Featured on Meta" to indicate questions that moderators or staff have tagged with the featured tag, which don't have a bounty associated with them. Using the term in such different ways could be confusing to users.
The thing is, I'd like the option to use "Featured" for something else that's more similar to how it's used in relation to Featured Meta posts, which is why I'm asking this question.
Here's what the tabs look like on the Home page of Meta Stack Exchange:
Should we change this text to read "Bounties" or "Bountied"? or something else? Or should we leave it the way it is?
If something else, what? Promoted? A few ground rules - well, one: It needs to be the same length as "Featured" or shorter.