I have a number of suggestions to improve a site's look, feel, design, etc. and wonder where or who to direct those thoughts:
- The Moderators, who are either elected or appointed, I believe just 'moderate'.
- I assume if the Best Answer is a discussion in Meta - someone ultimately decides, or the decision is simply based on a set of predefined criteria that is used. For example, the original Web designer (Jin?) had input from the "customer" - the three founding sites, but now in this case, it is one of ~ 170 sites, each with, I assume, differing goals.
- Stack Overflow I believe is designed for programmers, and would naturally have different goals than Life/ Arts sites, or Mathematica, for example.
If the question of change is raised locally on a Site, there is likely a better chance the Answers will be more on target, than in a general discussion with Answers at the Meta level, I would imagine.
Bottom-up decisions typically work better than Top-down ones, especially when Consensus is used in the decision-making process.
I reviewed much of the possible duplicate/similar questions and end up with this concern with group discussions/decisions (Meta), expressed in the statement " A camel is a horse designed by committee".