Questions seem to be staying in the "featured" tab for too long. This previously happened with this question and now with this one. In both cases the bounty expired and yet the question remained "featured". I think it may have been when another bounty was started that the first question finally got bumped out of the "featured" list, but that may have just been when I noticed it.

Thank you to the flagger-who-shall-remain-anonymous who pointed this out the first time around.

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    Visual illustration.
    – Dɑvïd
    Jul 27, 2016 at 10:23
  • I noticed this elsewhere but assumed that the system was simply featuring the question for seven days regardless of when the bounty was awarded. Not sure if that explains it here, however. Jul 27, 2016 at 15:21
  • @Nathaniel Interesting... elsewhere on another beta site? I wasn't sure whether to assume it was broader than a BH.SE issue, but it seems likely. In this case the bounty is long gone....expired....evaporated, even.
    – Susan
    Jul 27, 2016 at 15:33
  • Originally I was thinking of Latin.SE, but we also have an instance of this on Christianity right now. My explanation might make sense there (bounty not scheduled to end for a few more hours) but not here. And both cases seem to go against How does the bounty system work? ("Questions with an active bounty... are also visible on the home page's Featured tab.") So this smells like an MSE-worthy bug. Jul 27, 2016 at 15:46
  • @Nathaniel My impression is that the appropriate SE people check out the bugs on all of the meta sites, and I suppose if it is a bug and not previously reported they would figure out whether it applied to other sites.
    – Susan
    Jul 27, 2016 at 16:27
  • You're probably right, but an MSE post wouldn't hurt given that we now have clear evidence of this on both C.SE and BH.SE. I've put together screenshots and posted on MSE: Questions with ended bounties are not being removed from the “featured” tab Jul 28, 2016 at 13:46
  • This has been fixed, per Marc Gravell on MSE: Questions with ended bounties are not being removed from the “featured” tab. Aug 22, 2016 at 21:31


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