If you're a Forem Creator, you've likely seen this view on the Admin page for a single article:
The "Featured Number" used to be used throughout the application, but it has been deprecated now for som etime. As such, we are removing this functionality in a set of PRs   courtesy of @fdocr .
This is just one in a series of upcoming improvements intended to stabilize and simplify the application, removing legacy functionality that may be causing you confusion.
Ultimately, this is a fairly inconsequential change, but we are beginning a new practice of better over-communication of the context behind our changes.