I'm generally interested in how "in on the things" a person has to be so that the core employees of Stack Exchange would be happy with their results in terms of redoing Area 51, making site designs and other things which have a long history of being postponed.
Like, would it be possible to hire (or crowdfund maybe?) a team of designers and theme up all the sites that have been waiting for a design for so long? Or would a fresh team of developers re-do the Area 51 site right? Or would anyone else be able to take over all the other things which usually take precedence, while the core team worked on these things?
If this has been answered in part or fully elsewhere, please quote in an answer with a link because I haven't found a "compilation" Q&A on this topic.