Let's take an example.
tvanfosson posted a feature request an hour ago about showing the reason the type of close vote each user voted for.
This was suggested by me about a week ago and I agreed with dgr that it would clutter up the screen and accepted his answer.
When I saw tvanfosson's feature request I immediately saw that his suggestion would solve the clutter issue that I had with the first request.
My original request was declined about 30 minutes ago but let's imagine this as a scenario where the original was declined before the 2nd suggestion was posted.
How should we handle a resubmission, that is a re-imagining of the idea that tries to solve some of the issues of the original, not a duplicate.
A new question with a link to the original. This would allow for a separate discussion and leave the original intact. And this idea could then be accepted or declined on it's own. This would scatter the commentary about the idea itself around the site, so a person looking for one place to discuss this would have a hard time.
An answer in the original. This would bump the original to the top again to allow further discussion of the original item. This would keep the suggestion of the idea in one place to be evaluated perhaps at a later date. But this idea has some flaws.
- An answer doesn't allow for as good of a discussion (via comments)
- If a feature request is long and the discussion is long, a new user would have a hard time distinguishing between commentary and a new suggestion.
I would love to hear your take on this.