Since the featured article by email went silent 6 weeks ago, I've received
many emails asking me what happened. I apologize for taking so long to
respond. I'll attempt to explain why.
The featured article by email was the brainchild of Kate. It was she who had
the idea, set it up, and maintained it. In December, Kate left Wikipedia.
After she left, there was no one to maintain it, so it went silent. It came
at a bad time for me, as so I have only recently gotten around to fixing the
Not long ago, I began looking for someone to replace Kate. I have found a
volunteer, so I believe that you can expect to see the
featured-article-by-email return very soon.
Wikipedia Featured Article director