Editors' Picks Answered
In various parts around the site, we've changed "featured" to "editors' picks". When a new visitor comes to Instructables, we want them to clearly understand that there are editors helping select the very best content. This is especially true on our homepage, where I want a new visitor to know a human, not an algorithm or chance, selected which Instructables appear.
Editors' picks doesn't easily lend itself to being a verb, so we'll probably still talk about featuring projects, and the term featured will still be used around the site. No changes have been made to how the featuring process itself works or what happens to featured Instructables. You will note that we're now publishing a letter from the editor; this and the name change to editors' picks are both part of growing and developing our editorial voice.
Let us know what you think, and if you are looking for algorithm or chance, try Instructables sorted by views this week or random.