I noticed for the last few years the featured item and featured author was always linked. The featured author was always whoever was selected for the featured item. I even brought up an instance a while ago where because of this automatic linking, the author who was chosen as the featured author of the week had an inappropriate username and profile image, which would not have happened if it wasn’t automated.
Today I have been selected to have featured item of the week, which I am happy about, but this also seems to be the first week in years where the featured item and featured author are not linked together since I am somehow not also the featured author, even after it has been changed.
I find it strange and honestly a little frustrating that the one time I finally get featured is also the one time that they decide to unlink the two after it being that way for years. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for the feature, but you have to admit this situation is a little unfair.