Feature requests seem to get removed from the Meta Feature requests tab if they are
status-declined even if their vote count would make them eligible to be shown. For example, that leads to my recent social networking proposal being excluded.
Is that fair?
Of course it's the team's prerogative to decline requests. It's also perfectly fine to dislike the proposal - that is not the issue here.
But it's a popular feature request, and hence my feeling is it belongs on the list of popular feature requests. It has happened that minds changed and declined requests were eventually implemented. Popular declined requests can also spawn other requests that have a chance of being received more graciously.