TL;DR Featured Threads are dismissable As you've all noticed, we have the ability to highlight threads as Featured Threads. These randomly display in certain forum views and are also combined on a single page here: Featured Threads We've recently begun experimenting with some background image options. If any of these get too busy for you, each FT is individually dismissable. Find the arrow in the upper right corner of any FT and select dismiss. This will remove it from your rotation.