From time to time things with a higher than normal level of importance and/or time sensitivity get posted here. e.g. The election and FAQ discussion. On a BBS such things would be made sticky to ensure they don't slide down the list, possibly into oblivion. Is it possible to do likewise here? (By "here" I mean meta.)

I would assume the stickiness would be removed when it's no longer required.


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I can add a post notice just to meta, like the election one, but that's all we can do I think.

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    Would it be worth requesting it as a feature? I've been monitoring the FAQ question and feel it deserves more prominence than "ordinary" posts. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 4:24
  • Please don't abuse of the system notice makes people ignore it, then they miss important things, like downtime notifications
    – Zypher
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 18:43
  • @Zypher, so you don't think the election and FAQ discussion are important enough? Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 20:42
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    @JohnGardeniers honestly no, not for a non-dismisable system message (although to be fair we don't have a good alternative). IMNSHO Those messages should only be for critical things that everyone MUST know about like the sites are going down at x time, we are in read only mode, etc.
    – Zypher
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 20:51
  • @Zypher, I'm not really talking about a system message though. I'm talking about a way to (temporarily) keep a post at the top of the page, which amongst other things is a lot less annoying. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 21:01
  • @JohnGardeniers sorry was responding to Mark's answer and not your feature request. I believe a similar "sticky thread" request brought about the featured tag.
    – Zypher
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 21:11

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