We recently learned that the Stack Exchange staff is reluctant to post things on Meta (SO). For example as indicated by Sara:
Stack Overflow Employees have panic attacks and nightmares when they know they will need to post something to Meta. ....
I can’t, with good conscience, force anyone to participate in a venue that causes that type of psychological damage at work.
This was written as an answer to We’re removing “Hot Meta Posts” from Stack Overflow's sidebar for now; moderators now fully control [featured] by Tim Post in which Tim indicates:
Employees will be posting updates on our blog, or sometimes coordinating with moderators to make use of a featured slot.
I for one haven't seen any post about the recent changes regarding the bounties and their design on the blog, or a meta post about them.
I think it would be helpful to have such post for various reasons:
- We can minimize the amount of questions like: "Huh, what happened it looks weird now?" Like for example this question: "Grace period" icon missing?
We can have all bug reports and feature requests as answers to that single question, keeping things organised: Posts that could got there:
- Change the way expired bounties are shown in question lists
- Remove the end time of bounties from question titles?
- New bounty design dislocates title
- Probably a lot more on the per-site Meta's
So in conclusion: Will the SO staff be willing to post more of these "release note" kind of updates. I don't think these post will have to be very long, or very detailed. Just a quick heads up and asking for feedback on the changes.
A post could in this case have been:
[Title]: Displaying of bounties redesigned
[Body]: We recently pushed a redesign of how bounties are indicated on questions. This now includes a notice if a bounty is within its grace period and the time until a bounty expires.
If you notice any bugs or have suggestions to improve these recent changes please post an answer.