I have now seen the new Code of Conduct and one thing is notably absent, especially because I asked twice to include it in the new Code of Conduct.
Each Stack Exchange site has a meta where people can ask questions about the site itself. It was also used to lodge complaints if someone felt that (s)he was treated unfairly by a user or moderator(!) and it helped to disengage from conflicts.
This possibility of using meta to conflict resolution is not mentioned anymore; the new CoC only mentions flagging, moderators and direct contact.
This leads to the question:
What is the future of Meta? Is Meta as a conflict resolution mechanism effectively defunct now?
Could someone who feels upset about a certain course of action (user/user, user/moderator, moderator/moderator, etc.) use Meta as channel? And with use I do not mean "Well, we allow you to complain, but it has no influence on the decision at all." Is use of Meta for conflict resolution dissuaded now?
Meta was also interesting to follow, because it gave information about conflicts. While some users did vanish without any given reason, many users provided feedback why they were (thinking about) leaving the site. If the new Code of Conduct is implemented as it is, it is unclear what exactly happened.
If an account vanishes, did the person delete their account without goodbye, did the person die, or was the person banned? Is this intended to minimize drama and is in fact the usage of meta to write termination reasons now frowned upon?