I like that there is a notification option, at least. I've definitely shared pek64's concerns. I've basically stopped posting here except to connect locally and occasionally.
I DO make sure I'm okay, just in case, with the content that I write being "promoted" in Motherings newsletters, facebook page, probably twitter, etc. and although I know people can find stuff, I do tend to be share a lot less.
I almost wish that instead of moderators picking a community post and promoting it, moderators picked a question of the day/week/ or whatever and started it as a known thread that was going to be promoted. Then moderators could borrow questions, hot topics etc, and make a more generic question rather than have someone's personal posts be accidentally posted. It may be okay with the Original Poster of the thread, but others who entered a personal response may not wish to be featured.
Also, is it at the discretion of the OP to notify on the thread? Or is that automatically done?