This cabal at the JIRA just cannot leave well enough alone. The Linden moderating the JIRA (Rob) has basically said "leave this alone" -- and yet their internal, aggressive sense of "symmetry" and "the community" won't give them any peace.
Here comes Strife Onizuka -- no doubt after consultation on some IRC channel somewhere, to close off my proposal, VWR-382, which basically has a simple idea to counter the hammerlock that this cabal of elitist coders puts on the JIRA: requirement of the author's consent to make a final closure/resolution of a feature proposed or a bug prioritization request or notification.
It's extraordinary how fiercely aggressive this little bunch is on the JIRA -- they see to have 24/7 available to come on and constantly take little "janitorial" actions -- closing, editing, matching, resolving. But.."I prefer not to". No, I don't wish to close my proposal about...gaining some safety against closures.