If you look in the sandbox edit history there seems to be a long chain of edits where the community moderator removes the featured tag, and a trusted moderator replaces it. This is similar to the issue with it being protected. Is it possible to prevent the community moderator from editing the sandbox question? I don't know how feasible this is.

  • \$\begingroup\$ related meta.codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/8570/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 11:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Nope, it isn't. IIRC the featured tag automagically wears off, and the mods re-add it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Riker
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 12:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh, Is it possible to make it permanent? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 12:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Nope. That would need asking the SE Devs. \$\endgroup\$
    – Riker
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 13:14

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This is a known issue. Really, it makes sense why it would be automatically un-featured every month, because other sites have no need to keep things permanently featured.

At first, I had thought this was on our list of requests, but after checking, it was not. So I went ahead and added an answer to our list of site-specific feature requests, which is a list of things we want for the site, but can't implement without a lot of SE dev work.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To add to this, if you see that Community has unfeatured the sandbox, please raise a moderator flag so we can take care of it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 15:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ So basically, what we want is the ability to "Pin" or "Sticky" certain questions. \$\endgroup\$
    – mbomb007
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 15:54

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