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How can we request a question to be [featured] in Meta Stack Exchange and per-site metas?

What is the appropriate way for a normal user (without diamond moderator privilege) to request a question to be featured in Meta Stack Exchange and per-site metas? If the OP of the post is a staff ...
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Are 'featured' questions also 'FAQ's? [duplicate]

On the homepage of Meta Stack Exchange, some community faqs are shown on the right sidebar. However, apparently it also shows featured questions. Before deciding if this is a bug, should featured ...
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Behaviour of 'Featured on Meta' list [duplicate]

I just added the featured tag to this post on the Arts & Crafts Meta, but it doesn't show up in the 'Featured on Meta' box on the main site. Is this normal behaviour? Is there a kind of ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding the [featured] tag

I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow before featuring a post or removing the featured tag from a post. For example, let's say that some maintenance ...
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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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Add the [featured] tag to the "Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021)" post

Update: On 22/10/2021 at 16:53:37Z, the featured 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 ...
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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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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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How long are Meta posts featured on average?

Inspired by How long does the SE team feature meta posts? featured questions are automatically un-featured after 30 days, but most of the times staff decides to unfeature questions manually, because ...
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Why did the SE team unfeature the recent announcement about font changes?

I noticed that this post about the change of fonts was once featured in Meta, but now, it seems that it is no longer featured. How long do Meta posts stay featured? I'm not asking about the technical ...
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Featured on Meta is not showing [featured] meta articles

If you go to Code Golf SE main, the only post that is listed on Featured on Meta is the one featured on Mother Meta. But the site actually has two more featured posts on its own meta. They were ...
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Explanation of [featured] tag auto removing by Community user [duplicate]

Recently I learned that the featured tag can be auto removed by the Community user. When featured tag is auto removed by Community, there is no edit summary I would like to know how this feature works....
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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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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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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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When will CMs or moderators remove the [featured] tag from actively featured meta questions?

Elected Moderators generally control the Meta content that is featured on their sites (with the exception of Meta Stack Exchange, due to the network-wide reach of posts featured there) through the ...
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How can I see all of the current per-site "Featured on Meta" posts?

I often find that ideas on one site's meta are useful for other sites. However, I often only discover them years later because I don't frequent every meta site. Hence... Question: How can I see all ...
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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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Do we have a problem with hostile moderator resignation posts?

In a recent answer, Juan M ♦ mentioned that: Lately, we have had an increase of resignation posts that have served to host combative and hurtful words to attack Stack employees, other mods, and ...
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Moderator Resignations are now being un-featured early. Is this the only solution? Why can't we moderate them as usual? [duplicate]

Ex-Moderator Madara Uchiha's resignation notice was recently untagged as featured by a staff member, which removes it from the featured box on the related community's sidebar. This is rather early for ...
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How long can Moderator Resignation notices be featured?

How long are moderator resignation posts allowed to be featured in the sidebars of our sites?
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Featured tag question stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar [closed]

Why all of a sudden, Thank you, Robert Cartaino is stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar in all of the Stack Exchange sites. There are only two questions with the featured tag ...
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Did the Community user stop automatically demoting [featured] posts after 30 days?

I recall that once upon a time the Community user removes the featured tag from posts 30 days after it's added (example, see revision 4). However, this question has been featured for more than 40 days ...
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Is there a reason why calls for the MRRP post being [featured] are being ignored? [duplicate]

The post Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes affects the community as a whole. It is supposed to exist to collect feedback from users regarding the recent changes. Surely it ...
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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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Can we have a drop-down menu for "Featured on Meta"?

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 ...
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Why are [featured] questions not on the featured questions tab?

I think the title says it all. Why are featured questions not on the featured questions page? Ps. I know they are two seperate things but it makes for very poor UX to use the same term for two ...
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Please change title of the highlighted blog post

I take issue with the title of the blog post currently highlighted on so many SE pages. The title says: "Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat" which leads one to believe that the ...
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I just featured a question on meta...and I'm not a moderator [duplicate]

In a strange twist of events, I got this error that said that my edits couldn't be submitted because I needed the moderator tag featured. I'm not a moderator, so I just decided to humor the system. ...
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"Featured on Meta" posts are displayed in what order? [duplicate]

As I am aware featured posts are displayed in the "Featured on Meta" in the sidebar. The order of the posts is different on Meta Stack Exchange and other sites. In what order (post created date, ...
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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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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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Old featured meta question intermittently appearing in "Featured on Meta" box [duplicate]

For some reason, a Meta question on IPS has recently erroneously appeared in the sidebar "Featured on Meta" box. Not only is this question not currently featured, it's locked. The featured ...
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"Featured on Meta" is confusing [duplicate]

Whenever a question on MSE is tagged as featured, ALL sites will show a "Featured on Meta" section on the right (desktop web). Meanwhile, among the question filter tabs one reads "featured". That ...
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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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When featured tag is auto removed by Community, there is no edit summary

Just noticed this: (source) It is not hard to understand that the featured tag has been auto removed by Community, but I still expect some sort of edit summary, even the generic "edited tags". ...
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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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Featured question appears twice on mobile iOS app [duplicate]

The featured meta question appears twice on the iOS app, pictured here: It seems as if one link is showing the question at a previous time (and is not updated), given the mismatch in answer counts. ...
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Automatically raise the rep limit for posting to MSE to 2 when a meta post gets featured

I just noticed that there's a post tagged with featured on Meta Stack Exchange when browsing Stack Overflow: The last time this happened, users from SO forgot that they're not on SO and asked ...
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Community sidebar isn't updating featured list

About 19 hours ago, I edited the featured tag out of a question and into another. About 7 hours ago, I made a few other small changes. The sidebar still hasn't updated to list the new questions. I'd ...
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When and why is the [featured] tag removed by the Community user?

I've found that the Meta (moderator only) tag featured is automatically removed by the Community ♦ user. So, I want to know when and why is the tag featured is removed by this user? Is there any ...
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Indicate "freshness" of featured Meta posts in the Bulletin

Community Bulleting and featured-tag together are a decent way to promote important things on Meta to more users. However, I feel¹ like the following frequently happens: Users sees new featured ...
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Add the "Featured" posts section in the Stack Exchange Android app

Can the Featured posts section be added to the Android app? I think it would be a good option to make it available.
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Featured post on MSE no longer appears in the community bulletins of any SE sites

Recently I stopped seeing this post, which is currently featured, in the community bulletins of any Stack Exchange communities. But nothing happened with featured tag on this post last time (since feb ...
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Why doesn't this Featured post show up on the sidebar of MSE?

This doesn't really feel like a bug, so it's probably just behavior I haven't noticed in the past. But shouldn't this featured post be showing up under the bar on the right? Since it's on MSE, it ...
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Editing a site-meta post with an expired featured tag requires me to restore it

This happened here. I wanted to add a new tag to and remove another obsolete tag from a question on a site-meta and I could not do so without adding a featured tag, which had been added to the post by ...
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Prevent [featured] questions from being closed

For the third time now in a short period, there's a close/reopen war on a featured MSO question. When it's closed, it disappears from the sidebar. Seems like a relatively simple check to add so this ...
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Why are the [featured] on MSE are using one of the 4 slots?

According to the rules: Additionally, up to 2 recent (post created in the past two weeks) featured posts from Meta Stack Exchange will appear in the community bulletins of all sites. These are also ...
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