After surviving nearly a month in the meta, I understand that feature requests are reviewed and given a status (any status after review - accepted, declined, by-design, under-cons...) based on the number of upvotes.
If a feature request is repeated as a duplicate, will the votes in duplicate count too? Will the votes cumulate?
- Many feature-requests have duplicate status and the votes on the original post varies widely from the votes on the duplicate post (may be more or less)
Do the number of duplicates also count toward being given a status?
To summarize, if a feature request is duplicated n times, will the 'n' also count along with the upvotes?
The most important thing you can do to help support old feature requests is upvote them. The reqs tab is around to basically mirror the process that the team uses in deciding what might be important to look at. They are more likely to spend time looking into a feature that has some level of community support. This has been repeatedly stressed by the Team at various points.
Really, this is sometimes more useful than paying heed to the status tags. Even officially declined requests may end up implemented after reconsideration. The important thing is to give good reason for reconsideration - bump it with an answer that provides additional data in addition to upvoting it. If you can bring enough support to the idea, it increases the chances that it will get looked at.
This was taken from answer here given by Grace Note.
Let me make it crystal clear, I am not asking about implementation of a requested feature, just review of the feature by the official team and giving a status to the request. By status I mean the request has been seen by the official team and considered as an option and debated upon. Then finally the conclusion of that discussion is posted as status. (Or whatever process a request undergoes)