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5:54 PM
Hey Glorfindel!
 
@RandomPerson hi, what's up?
 
Hello
I am sorry for bothering..
I actually wanted to talk about adding the featured tag to meta.stackexchange.com/q/375749
I have already made multiple forms of requests and I suppose you must be knowing all of them
the issue is time is running out..
Now there's just 2 days (approx.) left for 23:59:59 UTC Feb 4th timeanddate.com/date/…;
featuring the post at the end of Feb 4th would be meaningless as the last date for feedback is Feb 4th.
 
I have seen some of them, yes. But we Meta mods cannot do anything about it ... and you've asked about that already:
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Q: Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding the [featured] tag

Random PersonI 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 post is posted by a Stack Exchange employee but they forgot to feature it. So can Meta Stack Exch...

Not all feature changes on Stack Exchange get featured, I expect this one to not have any negative effects.
 
yeah.. I know. Especially the quote that you have used "SE appointed us as moderators of this site. They didn't appoint us as arbiters over network-wide advertising."
 
(But I might be wrong, I misjudged the changes here meta.stackexchange.com/q/375081/295232 ...)
I saw that change on the Greatest Hits page, never knew that would have such an impact on the homepage ...
 
6:08 PM
So, who will be handling my flag regarding featuring the post? Will it be handled by staff or MSE mods?
@Glorfindel Yeah.. we never really know things until we see them
 
@RandomPerson Community Managers handle quite a lot of flags like that on Meta.SE, also flags to get things .
But if you fear that won't happen until February 4th, you're probably right.
 
yeah.. that is my fear.
 
But if you ask me: this is not a 'critical' change that needs networkwide scrutiny by users.
I have learned my lessons after the question summary change, but again I don't think this change will break things.
Trust me, some of the staff has read your comments/answers/questions to feature this question.
 
I might be crossing my limits, but, if it is possible for you to talk to a CM (through private chatrooms) to handle the flag, it would be nice. I am not pressurising you. It's up to you to do it.
@Glorfindel oh.. thanks for that info!
 
I don't know they read it, I assume it based on their general activity on the site.
When you post a comment or answer, they get pinged.
 
6:13 PM
So, I suppose that they are ignoring my request. Fine... I guess "ignorance is bliss".
Thanks for the help Glorfindel!
I hope I didn't kill your time and sorry for too many forms of persuasion.
@Glorfindel ok..
 
@RandomPerson or if their train of thought is the same as mine, deem it just not important enough to feature it.
 
@Glorfindel Is there any post in MSE which talks about how regular users can request a post to be featured? I read some post about how regular users can request for adding status-review tag but nothing about featured tag.
@Glorfindel ok..
If the train of the thought is same, they could have declined the request..
 
@RandomPerson Not that I know of. As a moderator, I would ping a friendly CM in the Teachers' Lounge; as a regular user, I would just post a comment with a concise but convincing reason.
@RandomPerson they visit Meta frequently, but not the flag dashboard
 
@Glorfindel Wouldn't it be nice if there's a post about this in MSE?
@Glorfindel ok..
 
@RandomPerson certainly, but it might already be asked?
Please check the
 
6:18 PM
Wow.. the post is featured!!!
I didn't expect that to happen. Did you talk to someone?
 
no I didn't
You see: patience is a virtue :)
 
I certainly accept that "patience is a virtue".. but in this case, there was a limited amount of time.. So, I was kinda excessively concerned.
 
I understand, but I'd advise you to limit excessive concern to posts that really need to be featured like meta.stackexchange.com/q/370707/295232
I mean, some changes don't even get announced upfront...
 
Sure. Thanks for your advice!
@Glorfindel I went through all the posts.. It looks like it isn't already asked.
 
@RandomPerson that would explain why I don't know about such a post :) You might want to ask it, but: perhaps wait a week or so, to avoid coming over as too pushy?
 
6:29 PM
I didn't expect my post to be deleted 😅
@Glorfindel 😅 ok.. I wish there was an option to schedule posts.. it would make life easier for me..
 
@RandomPerson that just takes a little programming on your side. The API can do a lot of magic ...
or, store the content elsewhere and set a reminder ...
 
@Glorfindel wait.. what? Is that possible? How?
@Glorfindel yeah.. that is kinda the manual way to do it.
 
I've never used that one, but I (read: my scripts) do a lot of editing through the API
 
I am not a programmer 😅
Anyway, thanks a lot for the help. You give me hope whenever I talk to you..
It was nice talking to you.
Keep up the good work!
 
@RandomPerson sorry, didn't realize that. Most SE users are - hence my assumption
@RandomPerson same here, thank you as well!
 
6:35 PM
:)
Bye!
 
See you later!
 

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