# Should there be a featured tab in search results?

I asked this question a while ago, and since it didn't get much attention I added a bounty. However, when I search by the r tag, there is no featured header, as can be found on stack overflow site when searching a tag:

Vs:

Is this intentional? I can't imagine that many people search bounties across all questions, more they will search a tag, then notice that there are open bounties, and give those questions additional attention.

In the current state the benefit of offering a bounty would seem to be reduced, is there a reason for this?

It seems that the tag 'r' was not recognised as a tag, as when I type [r] I get the featured column. Should the search bar recognise r immediately as a tag?

• This seems to be by design. In any case it's network-wide mechanics, applicable to all Stack Exchange sites. Should I migrate this question over to Meta Stack Exchange? – Mathieu Guindon Nov 3 '17 at 13:51
• @Mat'sMug I'm not sure that it is network wide, tryping r in the stack overflow search bar returns results for the tag – User632716 Nov 3 '17 at 14:11
• Notice how the SO search bar is auto-correcting your search to be [r]. It wouldn't make sense for the search engine to be site-specific - the Code Review search bar does the same auto-correction if you type C#. Could be related to the number of posts in that tag, I don't know what the specifics are. In any case here is the help center content for the advanced search feature. – Mathieu Guindon Nov 3 '17 at 14:18
• @Mat'sMug fair play, thanks for the response! – User632716 Nov 3 '17 at 14:40

Even without this feature, featured is still good, as there's a list of all featured questions. With this feature it gets better as you can also filter by multiple tags, such as [c] [performance], which comes up with a question with a bounty, where [c] [beginner] doesn't. Where a C person might follow both C and C++, and search [c] or [c++].