What is a "Featured Article"? What is different about it? How does clicking "Submit as a Featured Article" affect an article you write?
Most Helpful Guy
A featured article is a just a story that will actually get read by people.
Yes I'm being sarcastic but it's pretty true. To view someone's stories you have to click on stories. I never do that and I don't think most users here do. Most don't seem to have any stories anyway. If it's a featured article on the other hand, it shows up around the site and under the articles category. People have a way to find and notice them.
They have to be approved, though. And for good reason: a story can just be a short blurb about your day but an article should at least have some content and be reasonably well thought-out. It should be more like a magazine article than a blog post (in my opinion anyway).0