As I was browsing earlier today, I really happened to like an answer to a question. The question didn't interest me so much, and the answer was actually a tangential reply to some of the comments in the post, and was by far more valuable than the original question or the accepted answer. Now, my only options to favorite that answer are
- Favorite the question.
- Add the link to the answer to my browser's bookmarks.
Now, there might have been several reasons why it (and several other old feature-requests) was denied. SO was pretty young back then, there probably weren't enough developers on board, perhaps they didn't have the resources to track favorite answers. But SO has grown since then from 1-3 sites to 30+ sites. Requests that might have at one point been too demanding, might now be easily implementable, which could greatly enhance user experience.
So, my question is: "Can we re-request features that were previously declined, provided the request and the denial are sufficiently old, so that the team can reconsider their decision?"
After how long is sufficient enough needs to be decided by the community and is only to prevent re-requesting a feature that was only declined say a week ago.