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The yellow block of links that appears near the top of the right-hand sidebar on most pages, consisting of featured posts, events, blog entries, and hot meta posts.

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There should be a way to feature a question only on MSE, without it appearing in the community bulletin network-wide

Meta Stack Exchange should have an option to feature a question which isn't visible to other SE communities. For example, consider this question: Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack ...
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"Featured on Meta" section sometimes (but not always) shows symbols as HTML entities

This appears to have broken sometime today and is currently broken on Stack Overflow. There's been no change to the post's title in that time. How it looked yesterday: How it looks today: The same ...
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"Celebrating 10 years" link in Bulletin leads to error page

Clicking the link "Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 Years old" fails. Link is at the top right of the first snapshot
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Ugly lack of spacing in HMP section when a post has triple-digit votes [duplicate]

I noticed that, while I was viewing a SO post, in the Hot Meta Posts section, the vote count and the question title are bumped up right against each other:
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Not all posts featured here show up in the community bulletin on all sites, by-design or a bug?

Currently the community bulletin is filled with at most 4 posts according to this answer. Which also states: Additionally, up to two featured posts from Meta Stack Exchange will appear in the ...
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On all sites, the bulletin incorrectly displays certain blog posts for up to a week even if they're ineligible to appear on the site due to their tags

This blog post is currently featured on all network sites' community bulletins. As per this staff post, only those posts that have the announcements tag are supposed to be featured across the network: ...
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Only meta questions with both [feature-request] and [discussion] meta tags are featured in Hot Meta Posts

After this change was introduced, only posts with both feature-request and discussion tags are being featured in the community bulletin. The change says that any of the two tags should be featured. ...
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Prevent old/cold posts from being listed as hot meta posts

I noticed a familiar post in the "hot meta posts" panel while on Music Stack Exchange earlier. (It is the first of the two in this screenshot, asking for a post to be re-opened.) But when I ...
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Quotes not escaped properly in Featured on Meta box

The Featured on Meta box is improperly escaping quotes. "Question closed" notifications experiment results and graduation
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Is there a list of all historical Hot Meta Posts across the network?

Since August 2020, questions which become Hot Meta Posts and are visible in the site's Community Bulletin, get an event in their timeline indicating this. Is it possible to view which questions have ...
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Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future improvements

We have just released a new feature for Moderators across the entire network: the ability to remove a Meta post from showing up in the Hot Meta Posts (HMP) section of the Community Bulletin on the ...
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Why did a question suddenly become featured when the last edit was almost a year ago? [duplicate]

I recently saw the following in the sidebar on Mi Yodeya: The third question listed there is a site-specific Meta question that I recognized from a while back. Curious as to why it would be featured ...
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Community Bulletin box (Blog posts, featured and hot meta questions) is not visible on sidebar

Links to blog posts, featured and hot meta questions have vanished from my sidebar today. I can see the same effect on other sites. Is this a bug or a feature?
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The order of "Upcoming Events" and "The Overflow Blog" sections is swapped between Main and Meta sites in the Community Bulletin

The order of items appearing in the Community Bulletin on Main sites and Meta sites is sometimes different: if a blog post as well as an upcoming event appear on the bulletin, then on Main sites the ...
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Why don't featured posts from this site appear on Japanese Stack Overflow?

I just noticed that Meta Stack Exchange posts tagged featured don't appear on the community bulletin on Stack Overflow in Japanese. This doesn't appear to be an issue for any other site I've tested, ...
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Meta post title overflows sidebar

On Hinduism SE, the sidebar has a Hot Meta Post whose title contains a URL, and this URL overflows outside the edge of the sidebar. The displayed title of the question is Why is this question https://...
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Is the Stack Exchange Meta site advertised?

I've noticed that there are a low number of users on Stack Exchange Meta, compared to other SE sites, such as Stack Overflow. Do the Stack Exchange Team ever advertise this site?
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Please change "Blog" to indicate it’s a Stack Exchange blog, not a site blog

Currently, each site has a listed "Blog": It just says "Blog" and it's prominent on each page. I worry it could be mistaken for a site blog (e.g. at Chinese.SE, "plain text" could be related to ...
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Are more than two featured posts from this site (Meta.SE) supposed to appear on community bulletins on main Q&A sites now?

Per the answer to What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block?, only two featured posts on Meta Stack Exchange can appear in the community bulletin ...
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Stop misusing the blog sidebar and restrict it to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts get displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the ...
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Why are different blog articles featured on different sites?

On sustainability.se, skeptics.se, meta.se, and several others, I see: On electronics.se, engineering.se, so, and several others, I see: My best guess is that it has to do with the audience of the ...
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When is a featured post not featured?

Currently there are three posts tagged “featured” on Meta.SE but only two appear in Featured on Meta. For example, on EL&U (English Language & Usage) we see "Thank you, Roberto Cartaino" and “...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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Blog posts look like Meta Stack Exchange posts; mistakenly display "Meta Stack Exchange" in the icon tooltip

On Music, I saw this little bar on the right: This is weird. I don't read things closely and thus didn't see "Blog", so I clicked on it thinking "hmm, is this some very unusual announcement?" based ...
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What can be done about the noisy blog posts?

I like the blog here. Or I mostly do. It used to provide useful network wide information, or some relevant programming information. Now it feels like there is 'content for content's sake' (no ...
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Bulletin board doesn't show 3 featured questions at a time [duplicate]

We know that questions with featured are visible throughout the network in the bulletin board i.e., The Yellow Box. Currently there are 3 featured questions out of which only two are visible on the ...
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Question tagged (featured) and (status-completed) not shown in the community bulletin

I have noticed that the question "An info box to point new users to The Sandbox" on Code Golf Meta is tagged featured, yet it is not shown in the community bulletin. (I have added screenshots below.) ...
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Allow local mods to remove items from community bulletin

Community bulletin might contain various items which are "network-wide". I mean blog posts and featured questions from Meta Stack Exchange.1 Depending on the site, some of them might be less ...
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Overflowing text in Hot Meta Posts box

I've noticed the text of the Hot Meta Posts box is not within its limits. I guess this would happen for any question with a word that's long enough:
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Hot Meta Posts titles aren't spaced from vote totals if vote total is a three-digit number

Recently, a post with a three-digit vote score ended up on the Hot Meta Posts list on Stack Overflow. Due to its high vote score, it ended up just barely touching the post title link: Can extra space ...
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On international sites, the Hot Meta Posts box incorrectly contains posts with moderator status tags

According to What criteria is used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin (events / featured / hot meta posts / blog) sidebar block?: If there are still under 4 items, the rest of ...
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Icon for election is different on community bulletin for main and meta sites

Physics SE has an ongoing election. Here is a screenshot of the community bulletin visible on the main site: This is what I see when I'm on the physics meta site: I believe that the meta ...
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Featured on Meta widget missing :visited style

Pretty self-explanatory. Basically all links on stack exchange use #07C as the default colour, and #005999 for the :visited, :active, and :hover states (or whatever the colours happen to be for a ...
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Custom Question Lists: Pre-launch Update

We're really close to launching custom question lists and we're extremely excited to be in the final phases of fine-tuning the back-end notification mechanism and finalizing all of the UX components. ...
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Question(s) with the "featured" tag not showing in the side bar?

On Cryptography.SE we currently have a featured meta question but it is not showing in the side bar as can be seen on the below picture. This behavior was reproduced by one of my co-mods. Is this a ...
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How much does community bulletin add to visibility of the question?

It seems that posts on meta which are displayed in community bulletin get more views than other posts. Of course, this could have many reasons. (Maybe the discussions were interesting enough to ...
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Plans to upgrade "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use Stacks design components?

I'm wondering if there are any plans to modify the "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use the same styling as other widgets such as a recently launched "Tag Watching" widgets. When "Tag Watching" ...
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How to hide "HOT META POSTS" on the sidebar

How do I hide just the "HOT META POSTS". I don't intend to engage much in the moderation of Stack Exchange sites, so most of the content is irrelevant to me, how do I hide it? I looked into just ...
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Featured questions are not shown network wide

Currently, there are three questions tagged with featured here on Meta Stack Exchange. Usually, when there is a post with this tag, it is visible throughout the network on the Community bulletin or ...
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Is there an option to turn off the Community Bulletin? (Or, could it be added?)

For me this area, red box: is completely annoying and pointless. Is there an option to turn it off? If not, should you dudes add such an option? Note - I'm not, in any way, opposed to SO ...
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No blog entries in MSE Community Bulletin

All over Stack Exchange (both main and meta sites), the Community Bulletin in the right sidebar is showing the recent blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog, e.g. on Movies: And its meta: ...
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Show which "section" a blog article is posted under (on blog page and bulletin too)

When a blog article appears in the 'community bulletin', there is no way to know which section the article is posted under. And when you click through to read the blog post, the blog UI doesn't tell ...
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Don't show tech-focused blog posts on non-tech sites

The Stack Overflow Blog has a number of articles about technology, such as Mapping Ecosystems of Software Development. However, they appear on all Stack Exchange sites in the sidebar, including ones ...
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Featured questions from meta.SE are not shown in community bulletin on per-site-metas

I have tried several sites and noticed that community bulletin is displayed differently on the main site and on the local meta. The difference being that the community bulletin on the local meta does ...
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Post remains featured in the bulletin even if [featured] tag is removed

This question about nominations for Pro Tempore Moderators on Computer Science Educators Meta was a featured question, but was unfeatured on June 23. However, it sometimes still appears as featured on ...
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Make a chat room event a community event

There are occasions where a chat event could be a good community event. It would be nice if there was an easy way to allow an event from a user to be made a community event by a single button pushed ...
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"Featured on meta" in community bulletin not updating [duplicate]

Not sure if this is just excessive caching, or something else: We had two meta items tagged as featured but only the original item is displaying. 11 hours ago we remove the tag from the original item, ...
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Featuring blog posts to specific sites

I was in a question in Academia, when I noticed the featured Blog site at the right (Sorry I don't provide an image with a free-hand red circle): Blog Stack Overflow Podcast #98 - Scott ...
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Where has the community bulletin gone? [closed]

Is it just me or has the community bulletin (i.e. hot meta posts, featured posts etc.) for Stack Overflow vanished? It appears to still be around on other sites.
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Include questions from Meta SE in the "Hot Network Questions." (Or in the Community Bulletin network-wide)

I've never seen a question from Meta included in the "Hot Network Questions." I'm talking about the site I'm posting this very question to, not site-specific Metas. If Meta SE is currently excluded, ...
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