When one posts a feature request here, is there any way to tell whether any responsible person has read it, i.e. a person responsible for developing new features?

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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried a ouija board? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 23 '15 at 23:36
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila ; ha ha ha ha. Are you saying there is no way to contact people responsible for this sort of thing? Are they all hiding in a cave in Afghanistan? Do they exist at all? ${}\qquad{}$ $\endgroup$ – Michael Hardy Apr 23 '15 at 23:38
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    $\begingroup$ Just wait 6-8 weeks. $\endgroup$ – quid Apr 23 '15 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ I honestly don't know. I often wondered about this as well. Which is why I upvoted your question, and promptly remembered Antonius Block talking to Death in his priest disguise, in the confessional booth. "Block: I cry to Him in the dark, but there seems to be no one there." $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 23 '15 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ @quid : What is supposed to happen after six-to-eight weeks? ${}\qquad{}$ $\endgroup$ – Michael Hardy Apr 23 '15 at 23:43
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, I thought this SE meme was more well known. (I am in the process of writing an actual answer too.) $\endgroup$ – quid Apr 23 '15 at 23:47
  • $\begingroup$ @quid : I never heard of that before. $\endgroup$ – Michael Hardy Apr 23 '15 at 23:53

The standard procedure to complete a is to add a mod-only status-tag , , . This happens, as can be seen from inspecting the relevant tags, also on per-site metas from time to time. Other than that it can happen that CMs or other SE-staff comment on or answer such requests, implying that they saw the request.

There is, however, no separate "seen" feature, that indicates that somebody from SE has had a look; this might also not be very meaningful as information.

As long as there is no status tag applied the request can be considered as "alive" or "under consideration."

Requests on [meta.se] seem to get more attention than requests on per-site metas, and there one also has the possibility to place a bounty for extra visibility.


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