to be honest, the more people participate and contribute to an idea or feature request, it does bring more attention, if not to the developers then maybe perhaps to someone interested in create a useful plugin.
If there’s clear demand from other users to have something, then however might be considering to build a plugin can have some confidence that some users will value it.
Where the attention goes
As a regular frequent user of the forum whether I think consiously about it it or not, I pay more attention to the posts with more participation. So I agree with @base it’s not bad to just come back to posts like this to keep the idea alive.
I do get your point though @Klaas the devs are just people like us, they see where the attention is and they have to make choices about what to prioritize on.
Plugin made by a community member
At least when it comes to this idea, since it will most likely have to be build by a community memeber with programming experience, the best way to bring this to their attention is by contributing to the usefulness of this plugin.