I was in a normal (no bounty) question, clicked through to a related general question, and clicked on the optimization tag to see other questions with the same tag.
Instead of a list of questions, I arrived to the empty Featured part:
You are on the Featured tab.
The link looks exactly the same for featured and non-featured filter, this is part of the problem.
This is not the first time I got into Featured without wanting to, and it is quite difficoult to get out. I am not an expert in User Interaction design, but I think clicking on a tag should get me out of the featured context, and show me every question with that tag, with and without a bounty.
The interesting thing is stackoverflow.com works like this, but superuser.com works the way I would prefer. Both use the same stackexchange engine, so I assume this behavior is controlled by a flag in the settings.
Long story short; could we please change it so that clicking on tags of featured questions show all questions with that tag, with or without a bounty?
Stackoverflow.com has nearly 400 featured questions at the moment, it makes sense to be able to filter them with tags.
If I recall correctly, we had 3 at a time at its peak, 0 at the moment.