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I was searching for the following type of information about "feature requests" and the status they eventually get:

  • Who decides when the status of a question should be assigned?
  • Are there any rules about how soon the status should be assigned?
  • Should I give my own input on a question, even though it is now declined? If I think more could be added to such a question, or that situations have changed enough, should I ask a new or add to the old one?
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Every meta question needs to be classified as a , , , and/or post.1 Pick at least one of those tags when you submit your question, using your best judgement. (On other sites, such as Meta Stack Exchange, those required tags are distinguished by colour. It's harder to see the distinction on Meta Code Review.)

The red tags — , , , , , , , and , and — can only be added by moderators and Stack Exchange staff. We do our best to assign a status when the desired direction is clear, based on considerations such as community consensus, available resources, Stack Exchange policy, etc.


1 Apparently, moderators are exempt from this rule.

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Who decides when the status of a "feature-request" question should be assigned?

Moderators or employees. Usually that is only done by employees, though. Sometimes when there is preexisting consensus or previous questions about the same , moderators may tag a question with the appropriate tag, and then close as duplicate.

In general the [status-*] tags are reserved for employees, though. This means, Devs and CMs assign these, when company-internal discussion has come to a consensus. In edge-cases they also refer to previously established community-consensus, but that's seldom.

Are there any rules about how soon the status should be assigned?

No. This happens when the people in charge get around to it. But when a status is assigned, that status is usually final, and as such status assignment happens after quite some time.

Should I give my own input on a "status-declined" question, even though it is now declined?

Sure you may do so, but from my experience there's seldom necessity to do such, unless the situation changed significantly.

If I think more could be added to such a question, or that situations have changed enough, should I ask a new feature-request or add to the old?

If you want to add to the old question, you should do that. But for significant change of situation, it is advisable to create a new question, linking back to the previous question and explaining the differences.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Some status tags, such as "completed" and "declined," can still be used as mods. It just depends on the particular question. It's just employees that use tags such as status-norepro, status-reproduced, and status-bydesign \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Sep 30 '15 at 17:58

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