I have a suggestion to help with unfulfilled requests, both merges and other wise.
While in many cases, the requests are not fulfilled due to the fact that the profile managers are no longer active, I've had cases where I've proposed merges to an active member and they just get ignored.
it is possible that some of these requests are simply forgotten as the person doesn't have the time to do it right away.
How about an addition to the weekly activity feed that states how many unfulfilled requests they have outstanding. Just as a friendly reminder that they have requests waiting on them.
You currently have 3 trusted list requests that need your attention
You currently have 2 merge requests that need your attention.
Just a once a week reminder that may help speed things along.
What do you think?