A few times, I've noticed that certain bug reports and feature requests end up being tagged as status-completed, but the thing they're requesting (or an acceptable alternate solution) isn't actually implemented.
As an example, this question was reporting an issue about the 10k tools, about the fact that posts from accounts that are later deleted don't show up in the "Recently Deleted" section of the deleted posts tool. The developer answering the question mistook the report as being about a completely different page (the "Recently deleted [questions/answers]" in the author's profile), answered based on that, and tagged the report as completed. The actual request in the question still continues to be an issue, despite the tagging.
There's also this other question of mine, which reported an issue about a specific class of questions, and provided an example: the report was tagged status-completed after the issue was manually worked around for the one example I cited, but it wasn't overall fixed. (It's worth noting that later changes made to the system make the request more relevant today.)
I'm aware that in case of issue reports that are actually fixed, but later arise again, I should file a new report about the regression. I'm also aware that I can file a reconsideration request to request attention for a prior request that was declined. However, in the cases I'm referring to here, the requests were never implemented, and they weren't declined either.
What can I do if a Meta request is tagged status-completed, but I believe the tag is incorrect, as the actual request (or an alternate solution) was never implemented, in order to get attention for it and get it actually implemented?
- Should I flag the question with a custom moderator flag (e.g. "this was never actually fixed, pls remove status-completed tag kthx")?
- Should I submit the feature request or bug again, as a new question?
- Should I post a question specifically asking for removal of the status-completed tag from the old question?
- Should I use the company Contact link at the bottom of the page and ask for tag removal?