I was looking back through the latest 15 or so questions on Meta tagged as Feature Request and didn't see anything set to
status-approved or similar from the SE staff.
I know the SE staff isn't simply sitting around waiting to decline or approve such requests the moment they come in, and I'm sure they leave a lot to the moderators to weed out prior.
BUT...is there some kind of flag or something on their end that gets raised at some point? What if a feature-request comes through that gets 25 upvotes, does it then send a flag to an SE staff member that it could be worthwhile to approve or reject at that point?
I'm just wondering if there is any real point in even bringing such a request up at all? It doesn't appear there's much done on them other than a few votes and a little discussion among the mods and meta members and then they just wilt away...