I sometimes custom flag questions, asking a moderator to mark it status completed, because I believe the question served it's purpose, and most moderators mark my flag helpful, and actually add the requested tag.

But I'm not sure if that is a good thing to do.

In my experience, the tag is added mainly on MSE where people ask for new features to be added to the entire SE network, and this tag is added not just for feature requests, but for questions tagged discussion, bug, or support as well.

Currently the tag wiki reads (emphasis mine):

Indicates that a feature request has been implemented, a bug has been fixed, or another type of request has been processed.

What kind of questions deserve a status completed tag on ELU meta?

When should I request such a tag? Or should I never?

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    Mostly for things tagged feature-request or bug; that is, changes made by developers which effect the site as a whole. Think: the list of things you'd be interested in reading up on when you checked the tag "status completed". My take is individual flag actions are not wide-reaching enough to merit the tag.
    – Dan Bron
    Jun 12, 2017 at 21:30
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    As long as there is a completed status that can be reached that tag can be reasonably added—and requested.
    – Helmar
    Jun 13, 2017 at 20:14
  • I'm voting to close this question because it is a question about Meta itself, which belongs on ELU Meta Meta ;-)
    – vpn
    Aug 8, 2017 at 17:15


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