On 22/10/2021 at 16:53:37Z, the tag was removed from the post. So, the post had the tag for 23 days 20 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds totally (12 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds + 10 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes and 48 seconds).

It is a matter of concern that the company does not wanna follow the precedent of 27 days, 7 hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds or at max 30 days. Also, Rosie said "feature three posts at a time". I don't think the tag needed to be removed now as only two posts are featured now. Anyway, I don't think the post will be featured any more.

Stack Exchange, please follow the good precedents and try to set better precedents if possible. Please.

The tag was added to Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021) on 24/09/2021 at 21:44:45Z. The tag was removed from the post on 07/10/2021 at 19:35:12Z. So the post had the tag for 12 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds.

Since no email was sent to Stack Exchange users regarding the fact that changes have been made to the Privacy Policy, it is a matter of concern that the tag has been removed from the post just under 2 weeks. The least that Stack Exchange could do is to have the tag until the Community bot removes it such that maximum number of people can be aware about the fact that changes have been made to the Privacy Policy.

Let's take a look at the precedent. The tag was removed from Stack Exchange Privacy Policy Update after 27 days, 7 hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds.

I commented about this, but I did not get any response.

I request the Stack Exchange staff to add the tag to the post immediately and let the tag stay until the Community bot removes it.

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    They probably did that because there are 3 other posts currently with the tag - do you have a suggestion for which to kick off the list?
    – bobble
    Oct 9, 2021 at 17:59
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    Since Version labels for answers and Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers are posts related to things which affect the SE users, these posts can have the tag. The tag can be removed from CM escalations - How we got the queue back down to zero. We have no other options I feel. BTW, I don't wanna discredit the hard work done by the CMs to get the queue down to 0. @bobble Oct 9, 2021 at 18:05
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    @bobble Arguably, that's a matter of publishing too many things in the same month. Stop doing that.
    – Mast
    Oct 9, 2021 at 18:11
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    Do note that it's weekend, so no response to a comment after one day does not mean they won't get to it.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Oct 9, 2021 at 18:24
  • @Glorfindel I certainly agree with you, but since the Privacy Policy (which is a very important legal agreement) has already come into effect, it is a matter which needs immediate attention. Oct 9, 2021 at 18:26
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    There's a banner at the top for anyone who hasn't dismissed it ... can you explain why a second link in the sidebar is necessary?
    – Catija
    Oct 9, 2021 at 18:48
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    @Catija I cannot see the top banner in incognito. i.stack.imgur.com/5naid.png. Also, people notice stuff mentioned in the sidebar in a keen manner than compared to the top bar which can be easily dismissed (probably by accident). Oct 9, 2021 at 18:51
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    @Catija I just tested, and it seems the banner isn't shown to logged-out users. (But that's more an argument for fixing that rather than featuring it.) Oct 9, 2021 at 19:18

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I re-added the tag to the post. For context, it was featured before but we try to only feature three posts at a time; so we remove the tag from older posts when we have newer items to feature.

I removed the CM escalation post from Featured on Meta sidebar because a lot of people have read that now. When we do have something new to feature in the future, the tag here will be removed once again, just as a heads up.


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