I've made a couple of feature requests that haven't had any response from SE in a couple of months. Trivial things that would make working on the sites easier on a day-to-day basis.

Is there a way, and is it okay to, bump things that seem to have been overlooked after a couple of months?

  • @ShadowWizard - That's backward, surely? As this post predates that one by more than three years. Not that it particularly matters, but it does say "This question has been asked before..." Commented May 3, 2018 at 9:19
  • @T.J.Crowder the newer version is more general, and more faq-like, plus got a more detailed answer. So even that it's newer, it better fits as the "root". Nothing wrong in this being closed, people can still see it, it's still useful. :-) Commented May 3, 2018 at 9:45
  • @ShadowWizard: True, timing isn't everything. :-) That message needs fixing. (Pleased to see a request to do that, unfortunate such a trivial thing hasn't gotten done in nearly four years.) Commented May 3, 2018 at 9:49

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I'd do three things:

  • start a bounty

  • mention my request in chat, SE devs are often there

  • edit my post (to improve something, not just to bump)

I don't think there are other variants.

  • Thanks. Yeah, a user started a bounty on one of them several days ago; I just started one on another. I can't really think of any edits that wouldn't just be for bumping... Commented Dec 5, 2014 at 10:11
  • @T.J.Crowder the bounties will effectively bump them as they will get more attention than a single edit. But don't assume that the attention will automatically bring a response from SE. Many feature requests will tend to just sit until they get a status-* tag Commented Dec 5, 2014 at 10:46

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