For this particular announcement post, I just posted a wiki answer consisting of a list of all* the existing bug reports and feature requests.
Hopefully, this will make it easier for users to quickly find if their potential answer is a duplicate.
As to the more general case,...
Maybe the company should automate this process by having answer templates for announcement posts where the template would contain some metadata placeholders for users to fill and that metadata would be used to automatically populate a list of reported bugs and feature requests. The template could be something like this:
<!-- tag: e.g., bug, feature-request -->
<!-- excerpt: Summarize your request or bug report in <100 characters -->
<!-- status: Filled by staff -->
Or (probably better) infer the metadata directly from the answer's content. In that case, the template could be something like:
[tag:bug] | [tag:feature-request] <-- choose one
### Summarize your request or bug report in <100 characters
Then, the populating script would look in the markdown for the following:
[tag:*] - to categorize the type of the answer/report
- the first heading - to be used as an excerpt
[tag:status-*] - to categorize based on the status
As Journeyman Geek suggested, there would be great if there's a way for staff (actually, mods too) to pin that answer. Accepting the answer could be used as a workaround but accepted answers will be unpinned soon
and it's currently only pinned when sorting by vote.
* Sorry, if I missed any answers or messed up with the excerpt/link. The answer is Community wiki though, so anyone can improve it.