This is a quirk specific to this meta site, Meta Stack Exchange, since it's the only place where you can have both questions tagged "featured" and you can feature a question by placing a bounty on it.
The dual terminology is confusing nonetheless, so we've renamed the featured tab to bounties, so the issue is status-completed.
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I think that, with method two, you're still technically "on the front page" — just seeing a restricted view of it — where the no questions with score of -8 or lower rule applies.
With the first method, you're inside /questions, so you see everything.
Maybe I'm a minority here, but generally I check bounty questions by tag.
It appears that even the more popular tags generally have less than 40 bounty-ed questions, which gives most of them a full 7 days on the featured page for for their respective tag.
c# - 28 questions
c - 3 questions
java - 27 questions
php - 21 questions
Thanks, I'm taking a look at this (it's related to a change I made in the way we do tabs).
Fixed and it's live now.
As needed by localization, I'm replacing the tabs so we use partial views instead of a hard-coded StringBuilder.
Essentially, there are too many ways in which we style tab numeric indicators and this got the wrong style.
There is no option to browse questions tagged with your favorite tags directly. But you can browse questions with /tagged page.
Here you can add multiple tags for filter using +or+.
Now you can switch to the featured tab using sort=featured in ...
As proposed in comments already, and inspired by a post on Meta StackOverflow:
Please make the bounty list sorted descending by offered bounty. Always. I really have to go the entire list to see a 500 reputation bounty somewhere in the middle of the pack.
If a bounty is some kind of advertisement, why not reward a higher pay by more prominence. If you want ...
Presumably, one of the three featured questions is tagged with one of the tags in your "ignore" list and you have the "Hide Ignored Tags" option enabled. That causes the question to be hidden on the page. This filtering is done client-side, so the server is still reporting 3 questions.
I'm guessing you hate PHP. :-)
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status-completed, as explained by Marc Gravell in his post on Retrocomputing Meta, this has been fixed.
it was everywhere, but it would only be observed if there was a site
with an index that was changing from non-empty to empty, most commonly
because the last "featured" question expired or was awarded. That
means we wouldn't expect to see it on ...
Just because it's a "reward existing answer" bounty doesn't necessarily mean that you can't answer the question. In my opinion, it just raises the standards. They've already indicated that one of the answers there meets the standards they see fit for the answer to be considered "exemplary." So, if you have the means to provide a better, more comprehensive ...
I've created a userscript that allows you to sort bounties by their amount (smallest-to-largest or largest-to-smallest).
// @name Sort by bounty amount
// @namespace http://stackexchange.com/users/4337810/%E1%94%95%E1%96%BA%E1%98%8E%E1%95%8A
// @version 1.0
// @description Allows you to sort by bounty amount
// @author ...
I'll go with a different approach.
Add option to filter the bountied questions based on the bounty type/reason:
This way they're all still there, but you can also filter based on what you prefer to see.
Worth noting that bountied questions rise in the featured list as they get closer to ending.
That doesn't mean anyone knows the answer to your question, or cares to answer it, but if someone does and is checking the Featured list, they're more and more likely to see it as the week progresses.
The sorting options in question lists (i.e */questions), which the tag page you're talking about is a part of (the URL is */questions/tagged/), persist between views.
If you change it from "Featured" to something else, say "Votes", then close the page and open it again, it will be on the "Votes" tab.
As far as I know it persists only per-site and only for ...
This is by design:
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Yes, the lists generally remember what kind of sorting you were using between each tab, so you don't have to keep putting it in the URL, etc. This is intentional. It's so if you leave, and come back (where there won't be information in your URL), it will remember your sorting preferences you used previously. It's actually very handy. Your sorting preferences ...
I just stumbled upon this myself, take a look at the screenshot here:
Notice that it also has the 'info' there. Until I found this question I just didn't think of those as being tabs, but of being the standard buttons you see in a tag interface, and since I never clicked on anything but 'info', I just glossed over the other words. Seems like it would be a ...
The purpose of the featured tab is to get more/better help for the OP.
So, once the OP is satisfied with the answer and has awarded a bounty (and also having accepted the answer), there is no point in having that question still in the "featured" tab.
Asking the OP to stall on the bounty award, just for the passer-by's votes isn't really a good practise(...
I would imagine that some users may have gotten burned with awarding the bounties prematurely in the past
I question your characterization of anything that happens here as being "burned".
Let's say you ask a question that gets no answers. You put a bounty on it, and 2 days later, an answer appears. That answer answers your question, so you award it the ...
I realise this is MSE, but please let me point out the importance of this feature for StackOverflow specifically.
While StackOverflow is ever growing, I find this feature is getting more and more necessary.
It has been a point of discussion on MSO before that question quality, in general, is dropping, see here and here for example and I'm sure there are ...
As others have asked, please make the bounty list able to be unconditionally sorted by offered bounty.
There are currently nine pages of bounty questions on SO. This is part of the last page, and it can be seen that questions with offered bounties of 100 and 200 are listed here instead of appearing on the first page. These questions appear later than those ...
I would even be for a system where the color of the blue bounty indicator changes from dark blue to light blue throughout its life cycle.
Dark blue on first offering, light blue when it's about to expire.
Advanced search is your friend:
So what you need is just type hasaccepted:0 into the search box to get what you ask for, then sort by newest. Shortcut.
Unlike the Unanswered tab, this will also give questions that have upvoted answers.
The only downside is that being a search, it's limited to 5000 results which means the oldest question you will find is ~...
The 'ignored tags' list in the right-hand side is elided. It only shows the first four tags.
Click on the little ... next to those four tags to see them all. You are ignoring more tags than you think.
You can also edit the full list in your preferences and either remove ignored tags, or uncheck the 'hide ignored tags checkbox.
Super User has a good number of bounties right now and they appear to be in a strict, "soonest ending" order.
Clicking through them (hover over the "ends in ___" to see the ending date/time) shows that even the bottom two, both expiring in 7 days, appear in the opposite order you would expect if the blog post were correct. The 500 reputation bounty ends ...