I wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to kind of "nail down" these things officially, as I've caught myself on occasion wondering who makes the final and binding decisions on what and how things are done. There have been clearly designated "leads" for the various "departments" (programming, design, graphic, sound etc.) as well as a "project lead", but most of these guys have left the project (as far as I can tell). Of course the "vacancies" they left behind have been filled by others (at least those essential for the project to continue, otherwise it would have died long ago), but maybe it's a good idea to make that kind of "official"...?
It's probably true that we're overdue for some new forum titles that more accurately reflect current reality, if for now other reason than to help the newcomers understand what's going on and which posters are more likely to know what they are talking about.
But a case like this probable doesn't need to raise the questions of ultimate authority.
Since Yandonman has been most recently been working on this part of the game, I consider "the ball to be in his court", to say weather this was something he intended or not, and if so to briefly explain why.
Also BTW, some forums are against "bumping", but that prohibition isn't useful here.
If a bug report or a patch hasn't got a response in a week to 10 days, it is helpful to bump it. There's also the source-forge bug-tracker:
recommended for clear bugs, especially when they are unlikely to be dealt with soon.