@james.cutler sent me email this morning with some feedback based on starting to see the new TidBITS design as part of his morning reading. He noted that the purple star we use for pinned or sticky items threw him at first, because it didn’t say to him, “This article is important and has been pulled out of the chronological stream.”
He suggested a pin icon like this (I’m sure we could find one in purple):
So what do people think? Is the star OK once you realize what it is or does it have some other meaning (saying that the post is “important” isn’t really wrong, but saying that you should come back to it might be)? What other icon or indication for pinned/sticky posts would work better for you?
Note that we can have multiple pinned/sticky posts, so changing the line underneath, for instance, likely wouldn’t work.