I've left a message on the WPML forum about this, but thought I'd try racking your brains as well. I've just started using sticky posts on a site that also uses WPML to manage 2 languages. The problem I'm having is that translations for featured articles are often running behind, and I need to be able to define a DIFFERENT sticky post for the home page for each language. Currently, translations are linked even as stickies, so that if the article hasn't been translated, no sticky post appears on that language's home page. If I try to define a different sticky, then I've got 2 on my main language site. Quite a mess.