Some unfixed bugs or feature requests have had many upvotes for a long time, but are still not implemented. I would like to know is there a way to expedite such implementation.
For ordinary questions on any site you can start a bounty to draw additional attention. But what if you want to see a bug report or feature request status-completed here on Stack Exchange? Per-site metas don't have bounties. Also, while MSE has bounties, as far as I can see SE employees don't want my rep.
Probably if we could start some crowdfunding project, to fund our own community developer, who would make what we want in order to make the SE network better for us. What do you think about it?
Some small bugs are annoying for me; in several cases there are already answers from other users how to implement fixes. There is even the SOUP patch, which offers client-side fixes for over a hundred bugs across the network packaged in a handy user script. The author has specifically given permission for any of those fixes to be incorporated into the SE code base. But neither of these happen and I don't know the reason.
The SE team has stated that they prefer that even trivial issues be reported, as they are "super easy and trivial to fix".