Sometimes a feature request is made and then, for whatever reason, time passes and it is ignored without much feedback and without being graced with "status-declined." Suppose someone else comes along later and agrees with that feature request. What is the protocol for that user calling attention? Options as I see them are combinations of the following:
- Upvote the old request
- Make a change in order to bump the old request
- Place a bounty on the old request
- Make a new request
It seems to me that #4 is likely to be the most effective but is in risk of being closed as a duplicate. What's the correct way to handle this sort of thing?
On a related note, suppose that rather than being ignored, the old request actually was explicitly declined, but now someone that wasn't around the first time wishes to add to the discussion. It's not unheard of for "status-declined" to be changed, but it seems unlikely that upvoting an old, stale, declined feature request is going to do anything.