Well, put away your feathers, you won't be knocking me down. And I'm sure more than a few nags will pop up to say "I told you so, nyah nyah."
Today is November 14. The Lindens in fact met their deadline for -- be still my heart -- implementing a JIRA proposal that I made about a year ago, battling patiently and firmly, to enable people to post proposals or bug finds, and not have others close them, WEB-382.
To understand the full ramifications of this proposal, you have to realize it flies completely in the face of the dreadful Wikipedia ethos (or lack of ethics, really), which enables anybody to come along and destroy the content of anybody else, inciting endless editing wars, until some tyrannical manager comes along and locks a page or thread. This Wikipedia destructiveness, enabled in the name of "freedom" and the ability to "always correct with the facts," inevitably leads to tyranny, as we can see time and again in many fiercely-debated wiki entries, where finally "some people" come and close all debate and content precisely because everyone had the freedom to destroy everyone else's entry. Thanks!
In our JIRA context, there is a dedicated and fiercely tribal cadre that sees themselves as "caretakers of the JIRA," fellow geeks empowered by the Linden geeks, who see it as their "mission" to go around "cleaning up" the JIRA by closing what they see as unwanted, redundant, "nonsensical", fixed, can't-do, etc. sorts of proposals. Of course, there is a world of difference between a proposal that affects some social and economic aspect of Second Life, and a bug find that affects the software, but of course these tekkies don't see the difference, and wish to shoehorn everything into a "reproduce" and a "patch or GTFO" mentality. If a proposal doesn't fit the culture of "open source" freakery, if it isn't about stopping "all business but my business," if it isn't about "we never met a script we didn't like," it can be killed.
To get a sense of the incredible obstacles to a simple premise of democracy and respect for individual rights, go and see the tremendous resistance I faced to the simple idea of having, in this "your world/your imagination" on this so-called creative platform, which stresses the right to IP alone among others, the right to have your content not destroyed. The right not to have anybody else close your proposal.