UPDATE (since 2019-10-30): So, it looks like a test is currently being ran. I'm not sure if it will have good results, but it surely looks like a big step towards the goal that finally needs to be achieved. There's also a discussion currently progressing in the comments of that answer. Yes, this doesn't solve all of the current issues (e.g. the "retroactive" relicensing), and it doesn't even solve the specific issue that caused the main uproar (Monica's demotion), but it might solve what caused the latter issue in the first place. Of course, Monica still deserves justice, even if she will eventually end up remaining justly demoted, and, personally, I'm not contributing until it gets sorted out, but, since late October, I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that everything gets resolved timely.
UPDATE (since 2019-10-23): So, there's another post, or, shall I say, pair of posts about the singular third-gender pronoun issue. It looks like the implementation of the new ruling is ever-so-slightly lighter than what the older post about it said. What I don't agree with this time around is that:
- Nothing has actually happened about this yet, there's been no adequate communication with Monica. Remember that the new CoC wasn't in place when she was expelled from the mod position.
- Said older post has been deleted, just like it never happened in the first place, with only vague references such as "We tried to anticipate likely questions, but… missed the mark a bit." still around.
So, regarding my previous update, it looks like the problem I'm referring to has been partly fixed for now, but, since September 29th, no substantial action has been taken, and mere words for the public are simply nothing without that. To prove my point, see the second apology and note that it once had a score of over +600. People started downvoting it after the first announcement about the CoC changes (now deleted) was posted (its net score was below -1600), and it now has a negative score as well. This signifies that, while the community supported the apology for a while, when the listed actions started taking place, the end result was not satisfactory at all, and therefore not in line with the most probable expectations it gave. There's currently nothing that prevents something similar from happening regarding the two new posts.
UPDATE (since 2019-10-10): I've seen the new CoC... I can say I'm not satisfied at all. The terms are just too strict IMHO, I'm 100% sure that people can perfectly come to terms with more lenient ones. If by 2019-11-01 this is not fixed, then I'll really stop contributing to Stack Exchange (I've already paused my activity).
If the community moves elsewhere, I'll happily keep contributing. I love the community a lot, what I hate is Stack Exchange's recent decisions and possible abuse of power. I also have nothing against the CMs and most of the people who work at SE, I know not everyone over there is responsible.
I fully support your decision to resign.
I've been reflecting on whether I'll continue participating in Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow in general since yesterday, when Monica was stripped of her diamonds for, um, disagreeing civilly. Not to mention the possibly illegal recent "retroactive" license change.
Nope. My life is more than SE, I won't let an internet website treat me unfairly, which I'm sure it'll do if no action is taken against this. The new CEO has until November 1st to bring justice back, otherwise probably bye bye for good.