UPDATE (02/09/2019) It has been
over 26 32 days since Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! appeared on Featured on Meta.
The news was great, 99% of users who viewed the announcement celebrated. Everybody appreciated the work and zeal that achieved this long overdue decision. As of today, 454 users have cast an upvote. The post itself has attracted over 81,000 views, so safe to say that the news is... “old”?
I don't remember an announcement on Meta staying up so many weeks, maybe this is not so exceptional. But seeing the question on the EL&U main page, for over a month, seems that nothing else has happened in the meantime, when we all know that is not true.
P.S I did post a comment asking the Community Manager responsible, to elucidate or hint when the question would no longer be featured but for some reason it got deleted.
If the Featured on Meta box had a drop-down menu, users could see other posts that deserve viewing and the casting of votes. One question in particular, which I think merited a larger audience is
It has earned 150 upvotes but it has been viewed only 2,000 times.
Is adding a drop menu prohibitive? Has anyone else thought of this feature? In any case, the question is also asking when the team will replace the 27-day-old announcement.
Variety is the spice of life etc.