There have been several issues on meta that "the community" is supposed to decide, such as
- Is automatic posting of questions in chat room useful to chat room users?
- Deciding on an "officially recommended" format for furigana on JLU
but so far they're undecided, to my understanding, and there's no sign of any decision being made down the road.
I think this is a bad thing, because no decision means no feedback, and no feedback means it's dead. I want the community to be alive! [Edit: I'm quite ok with decisions taking a long time. What I'm concerned is decisions never coming around. There's an infinite difference between 'long' and 'never'.]
So how are these things supposed to be decided?
- by someone?
- by the moderators?
- by Jeff?
- by vote?
- we can vote to answers or comments, but who decides when to close the votes?
[Edit: I don't mean to push things forward here by rhetorical forces; my focus is on the meta-meta kind of thing - How are SE communities designed to handle community-wide decisions? What systems are built into SE sites to facilitate decision-making?]