I'm specifically interested in this request:
The feature was declined by some guy who now works for the Dark Side and his answer got downvoted into oblivion. My rebuttal has net 138 up votes.
What's changed since the request was declined?
I answered the question with a rebuttal explaining what merits reconsideration.
A bunch of people upvoted my answer and downvoted Jeff's.
No moderator or Stack Exchange employee has responded in 5 years.
Do I really need to ask a duplicate question to have the issue revisited? What should I do to ensure the new question isn't just closed as a duplicate?