I understand that this may be a duplicate, but the highly voted answer posted at Can we re-request features that were declined a sufficient while ago? suggests that the best course of action is to re-request.

Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes? was an incredibly popular question, and I've just came across another instance of a place where I want to rescind my close vote.

Since Jeff Atwood isn't unilaterally declining popular feature requests like this anymore, can I request that that the Status-Declined tag be removed from that question, and that the feature be re-considered.

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    You can ask, but why? What've you got to add to the discussion that's not already on the old post?
    – Shog9
    Mar 5, 2013 at 23:17
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    @Shog9 I think it's fair to say that the old post is a bit... old. And that people are looking to see if the opinion has changed among the higher-ups.
    – Mysticial
    Mar 5, 2013 at 23:20
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    This is a perfect time to further plug my actual solution which I had posted there. :)
    – animuson StaffMod
    Mar 5, 2013 at 23:21
  • And meta.stackexchange.com/questions/167503/… for dupes, too. I liked animuson's solution, and I'm disappointed it doesn't seem to be moving forward. IMO this is an important feature. Mar 5, 2013 at 23:34
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    @Shog9 that red status declined tag and the clear age of the post makes me afraid that simply bumping that would not make the feature be seriously considered at this point. Mar 5, 2013 at 23:57
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    While we're here, can I ask for the ability to remove your "What have you tried" comment, after I edit my question to put what I have tried? You won't remove that comment yourself (nobody ever does), so why would I depend on you to come back and rescind your close vote?
    – user102937
    Mar 6, 2013 at 6:05
  • @RobertHarvey Last I checked, You actually do have the ability to remove your own comments Mar 6, 2013 at 15:13
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    My point is that people seldom take advantage of that ability. They litter the site with canihaztried, and then leave those comments there forever, for the whole world to see.
    – user102937
    Mar 6, 2013 at 15:25


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