A little oblique, but I think we’re drawing closer to the point where we could implement a much better triage view/queue on top of the new (beta) github issues. The main point would be building an intentional triage view, removing issues that are pending feedback from it, and either returning them when they get feedback or closing them if they don’t (within a reasonable time frame). This would make the stale bot moot, while also not requiring humans to keep up with whether issues have gotten the feedback they need to be actionable.
By the reactions in various places, this seems broadly popular. In that case, please volunteer to shepherd the RFC! The sooner we can get through the RFC process, the less stalebot-closed items will need to be dredged back open afterwords.