I am wondering if I am going to be punished for posting answers (I rarely post questions) or comments and decline to make any response at all to comments and decline to edit or update the answer in response to either ?
The reasons for wanting to do this are :
SE does not pay me and my time is valuable to me. If SE want perfect copy then pay for it. Certainly SE seems to plan to make money from my posts. If SE isn't paying then surely the amount of time I am willing to devote to the process is entirely my own choice.
Other users can make or propose edits to my posts anyway. If someone wants a change they can quite simply make the edit and see if it's accepted. For users above certain reputation thresholds these edits do not even need voted approval.
I go on SE to help people with questions with what I (think) I know. I do not go on SE to help SE shareholders. Helping people is creating answers or commenting, it is not making edits to accommodate personal preferences which the members can in fact make themselves. I am not a copy editor.
The CoC Changes
This obviously is prompted by proposed changes to the FAQ which seem intent on making me a copy editor (unpaid) for SE and propose punishing me for not do so.
So can I simply add a declaration to my posts stating I reserve the right not to respond to any comments or edits ?*
If this is currently allowed (before the proposed draconian changes come into effect) will I be allowed to do this after they come into effect ?
Again, ordinary users can make edits if they wish, so why would we be forced to edit for them ?
DO I in fact have any right to refuse to respond to credits (from SE managements point of view) or am I now required to respond to everything. Surely it's "must respond to everything" or "can respond to nothing or what you like".
We need clarification on what SE expect and will enforce.
Note : The appropriate tags for this topic are not clear to me. I made a best guess but someone with more clarity on this feel free to correct them.
Re Pronouns : I have stated my practical objections to this policy elsewhere. This question is not about that specific issue, but about when or if I can be held accountable for not responding to any comments or edits and if I can avoid being labelled as an offender by making a disclaimer. For the record I want a common sense application of the "be nice" policy and expect that to include gender respect.