Yes, it does matter. I don’t know what you would expect anyone to actually say. Are we to say, “Yes, we’ve read it” each time? I don’t see it feasible. It’s also like if we’re doing anything towards the server itself (spoilers: we have been). While we don’t actively announce ‘yes’ or 'no’s they are all actively being read and tossed around in ideas. Just because an application isn’t accepted immediately doesn’t mean they won’t ever be accepted.
Meanwhile baboons wilding on the server daily with rare admin appearances, just saying.
If you believe this is the case, !call (through chat) is actively there and working. Mind you, abusing this function goes nowhere. If you believe you’re being ignored, try using team chat ‘@’ followed by your message to try and get through. We don’t treat it as a job and it’d be very dumb to treat it as one. We would all get burned easily by it. It’s all in good fun, really.
Something to add there a bit - active players are also worthy as admins. Those that actively play and don’t just come and go. The ones complaining are the ones long term that would be burned out themselves and likely be discouraged to continue playing. Believe me, it’s real and most of our admins have gone through that themselves. That’s what the “good fun” stands for.