Josh Lewis wrote:2. This would make it easier for elves to find pages to feature. For example I would then be able to sort "highest rated" for "non featured" which would bring up a list of non featured peaks that are well done.
Just a thought, and it isn't up to me, but this is actually the opposite of what I like to see.
Sometimes I see pages that already have 70+ votes being featured, and I don't see the point in doing this. I don't tend to vote on a featured page when I see that either.
To me a page like that already obviously has great visibility. Far better to feature good pages that have the lowest scores possible. I would much rather see a great page with 10 votes featured than a jawdropping page with 70 votes featured. When I look for old articles this is what I try do... scan through the lowest rated articles to try to find something good. Of course the pool to wade through is far smaller. But I found a couple.
A jawdropping page is swell to have every now and then, but the pages are more interesting when a diamond in the rough is found, and more effective.
EDIT: Also, the tool seems to be a benefit for the elves, rather than the members, and I tend to favor things that really provide benefit to the largest audience. Unless of course it is easy to do.