I just had a feature request for a plugin and wanted to see if anyone else had requested it already. Unfortunately the original spec thread is closed and the plugin thread itself auto-deletes responses after a month. I first of all found that choice to be extremely weird, since it means that there is no central place to discuss the plugin ongoingly, and thus feature requests (at the least) are lost and inevitably repeated. But then I also noticed it appears to be only the official plugin topics that do this.
What is the logic here? Is it preferable that feature requests (or bugs, for that matter) are posted to the Support category, or something? If not, what of the lost discussion and context, that likely ensures feature requests are repeated? What is the harm in maintaining old discussion associated with the plugin topic itself? I’m sure there’s a good reason, I just don’t get it, and I haven’t found a clear explanation anywhere (you’d think it’d be in the About the Plugin category topic if anywhere).