Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about us? Because it doesn't feel like that.
Meta is burning with hatred and heinous speech and SE Inc. is nowhere to be seen.
Sure, they made a post that apologizes for that (among other things) ten days ago. Sure, they are handling flags and removing bad stuff eventually (like, after several hours... which is way too long IMO).
But this isn't enough!
LGBTQ+ people are screaming about how unwelcomed and unsafe they (we!) currently feel on MSE. We are writing posts and comments one after the other to defend yourselves. To defend your rights to be treated like humans being. To defend your right to exist. And SO Inc. seems nowhere to be seen.
Since the updated CoC was released, things have been getting really hard on us and no one at SE Inc seems to have acknowledged that. Sure, I don't read every answer and comment that has been posted. Reading something that could be transphobic is really not good for my mental health and I definitely don't need that. So, I might have missed a post where SO Inc. talks about that.
But I just spent 10 minutes going through the LGBTQ+ related posts over the last two weeks and I didn't see any sign of a diamond. The only reason I know you are still here is because my flags are still being handled (after an unhealthy amount of hours, but still).
So yeah, do you all really care about the LGBTQ+ community? Are you planning on doing something about the current MSE fire? Or are you just hoping that silently deleting bad stuff will do the trick?
Also, could we have a sign of life from you? And an acknowledgment that you are, at the very least, hearing our pain? Also, an apology for how you are currently unable to handle the situation would be nice.
Maybe something like:
Hey, we are still here and we hear your screams and your pain and we are sorry we are handling all this so badly.
Adding a kitten picture at the end of your apology message could be nice too. You know, just to show a sign of goodwill.