Edit I have decided to step back from Stack Exchange for a while — https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/390785/letting-go-of-so
The Stack Exchange network is currently embroiled in controversy regarding:
- relicensing existing questions and answers to CC-BY-SA 4.0, and
- upcoming (not yet public!) changes to the code of conduct apparently relating to trans inclusivity, together with removal of moderator status from an apparently well-respected moderator.
Links for both are below, in case you haven’t seen them yet. I find both situations concerning.
I am also worried by the apparent removal by Stack Exchange of pertinent information from the Internet Archive! See this comment and replies. If you do investigate these matters, please save copies of the pages you visit to your local machine. I have done so, and have some PDFs if you need copies.
- Regarding the relicensing: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/333615/274096
- Regarding the code-of-conduct changes and removal of a moderator’s status: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/333965/274096
If you are able, please encourage Stack Exchange to release documents related to both of these situations. Thank you!