Almost a year ago, on 9/19/11, a WP Staff member wrote:
We can look into the possibility of not displaying posts at the top of the page if they also appear in the Featured Posts section (above the footer area). I can't promise that we'll make this change, but I will bring up the idea.
As it was then & still is, having the stickies show up at the top of the page AND above the footer area is, per prior comments (& I agree 100%), "redundant" & "bad design" & makes using the feature at all void, impossible, & useless.
Since the above quoted Staff person said they were going to "bring up the idea" on 9/19/2011 to remove the redundancy (keep the sticky option above the footer area but remove it from also appearing at the top), I, for one, would love to know if this adjustment to the Skeptical theme is still under consideration, or was it rejected outright when above Staff person "brought up the idea"?
(Due to the invisible-colored font in this theme's sidebar & footer area, when using a darker background color, none of the text is legible -- such as Twitter feed, Recent Posts list, Recent Comments list, etc. etc. -- ditto for Triton Lite, btw, same problem. Don't theme designers realize people would like to use darker background colors as well as lighter colors? -- It is for that reason that I thought I could make use of the sticky area above the footer -- which has a white background -- that I could at least add "Recent Posts" & "Recent Comments," etc. in that sticky area, but obviously that is impossible unless/until Staff deletes the stickies from ALSO appearing at the TOP of the page.)
It would be nice if Topics were not closed so often & prematurely without followup responses, especially when it was statedthis theme's dysfunction was going to be presented to Staff almost a year ago.