RFCs now with statuses
Today a small update to RFCs was rolled out that added statuses. Statuses can help you more easily keep track of requests that are still open and looking for new comments and feedback and ones that have already been implemented or decided upon. You’ll find the current status of an RFC next to it’s title where ever it’s displayed on the site.
Currently the only two states an RFC can be in are open and closed. To close an RFC you have to comment on it. Next to the save button for comments you’ll find a new ‘Comment and Close’ button. This will post the comment you’ve entered as well as close the RFC in one shot. A comment is required when closing an RFC to promote people explaining why they’re closing an RFC and what the final outcome was. Did you decide not to implement the idea yet? Was it an idea that’s now implemented? Was it a duplicate that was already discussed?
Closing requests will also be shown in the activity feed on the RFC landing page so you can see, at a glance, any recent changes in RFC statuses. Even after a request is closed it can still be commented on. Closing a request does not permanently lock it and prevent future discussion. This means that a request that has been acted upon can still be discussed.