I shouldn't have to post my feature requests as a "Questions". They aren't questions. They don't need an "answer", they just need a "response". But the site treats them like a regular Q/A.
If we absolutely have to use the Q/A model for feature requests, there should 2 automatic answers that say "Yes, I like this idea" and "No, I don't like this idea". That would help us gauge the interest and prioritize the feature request appropriately.
With today's model, when people don't like an idea, they downvote the question. That's the best move available, but it's just wrong. Downvoting the question says it's a bad feature request, and often that's not the case. If a feature request is truly unnecessary, downvoting the question makes sense. But when it's a valuable addition that just isn't worth the effort, that deserves an answer (even if it gets downvoted).
Do we need an alternative channel for "feature requests"?