I just noticed today that some people have been tagging their questions as <featured>. In a few case, this is a legitimate mistake where they meant to use <featured-image> or <featured-post>.

It's easy enough to go through and re-tag questions, but it's a bit annoying to have to do this. Is the "Featured" tab so misunderstood that people think they can throw their posts up there with a tag rather than a bounty?

I actually think it might be a good idea to ban use of <featured> as a tag altogether. Opinions?

  • first I have ever heard of this; featured is of course moderator-only and meta-only ... – Jeff Atwood May 5 '11 at 8:43

Hi @EAMann:

I agree; the <featured> tag should be limited to people for whom StackExchange deems have the authority to use it.

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