Feature requests by popularity

Is there 1) the ability to or 2) any merit in having a way to display 'popularity' for feature requests?
Having a look there are some good ideas which seem to get somewhat lost, possibly simply because people are less likely to reply so much as they would to 'upvote' or 'like' a given request and number of replies are not a great indicator either as often just have discussions for workarounds etc.
I know discourse has a 'like this post' button but it doesn't do much to bump the topic or keep it relevant to other discussions.