When someone wants to request a feature, how should they go about asking it?
You should ask a question on meta. The question should:
- have a title that includes a very short description of the request
- include a description of what the feature is
- argue for why the feature is needed
- be tagged with feature-request
Your question should contain the details of your proposal, including a justification of why the new feature is needed and/or how it can improve the community. Basically, prove to the administration that they should spend time developing your feature.
If your feature request only pertains to a particular site, make sure you post the question on that site's meta, not here on Meta.SE.