I have the kinda opposite problem. It shows all the posts in the featured area even when I do not mark them as sticky or using any featured image in them.
The same thing happens both in version 3.0.5 and 3.0.6: for 3.0.5 I tested it both with a clean install and via upgrading from 2.0.5, while for 3.0.6 I only tested it by upgrading from version 3.0.5
I'm using Wordpress 2.8.6
I'm supplying some screen shots of just one post which is not supposed to show up in the featured content area of the frontpage.1. The global Featured Content settings of the theme 2. The post with NO featured data attached to it3. The post shows up nevertheless in the featured content area in the frontpage
Same thing happens to ALL my posts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
PS. For pages everything works good, using the "featured image" field.