This question: In response to the OpenSSL Poodle vulnerability should I disable SSLv3? appears as an "Upcoming event". Why? The number of DVs doesn't warrant it in the least.
I think @DeerHunter's suggestion is a better way to go:
- Make a meta post about the issue in question, linking to the main post (or posts) you want to highlight. (Such a post is totally appropriate for meta, it would be a post about a post.)
- Mark the meta post with a featured tag
In response to @Chris' "really?" comment, yes, this would really be a better way to go, it's way less confusing than calling it an event and showing a wildly incorrect date.
If you do this again, I'm certain you'll get more WTF? comments and I'm almost certain you'll get another meta question asking what it means. Rather than try to bend the Event feature out of shape, use a mechanism that already exists.