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I'm curious about the "Visit Meta" section on the main page. What are the criteria for a question landing there? Many of the questions (at least as far as I can tell) are older.

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One of the criteria is that if the question is tagged [featured] then it will appear.

There are others, but I can't find the original MSO post that explains them right now, but they are related to the activity on the question.

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  • Can anyone tag a question [featured]?
    – Michael K
    Dec 20, 2010 at 14:47
  • @Michael - only moderators (those with the ♦ after their name) can use the red tags.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Dec 20, 2010 at 14:48
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It's built based on "hot" meta question lists, plus the [featured] tag.

Click here to see what it uses:

https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/?tab=week
https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/?tab=hot

... in that order

The tag is problematic because users tend to leave the featured tag on.. forever. Which I disagree with, so we'll be pushing some changes on that soon.

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