Why are mods declining flags to add [featured] to pertinent questions?

by JL2210   Last Updated September 10, 2019 21:24 PM

I as well as other users have flagged some of the recent questions about ads and tracking users, so people can have some forewarning before their information is all over the internet.

However, the flags have all been declined, with this canned response (at least on my flags):

flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention

Of course, this definitely needs moderator intervention, because normal users cannot add to posts.

I'm posting here because I'm trying to get some perspective on this situation and why mods aren't letting users know about information that they may want to know.

Here are my two flags:

On Is SE allowing ads to use fingerprinting to track users?:

[featured] -- this will be very important to a lot of users.

On Stack Overflow is not trying to start audio:

Can this be [featured]? It's important and people need to see it (it involves fingerprinting). They also need to know to have an adblocker enabled.

Why have flags of this type been declined?

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