Please give us the ability to delete our data and disappear from this site. You scare me.
Edit: It's not enough to simply delete my account. The anonymous scrubbing of names is good, but I want any data stored in the SE database to be removed. My name, in particular, if they received it as metadata via their OpenID or arbitration.
Edit #2: I did not ask for the license on my questions and answers. I asked for the policy on preventing SE employees from talking about me to the media, and whether or not I can be secure in my personal information that I did not disclose publicly.
Edit 3: I'm not convinced that I'm safe here according to what I've read from CMs. I'll be joining the others who are leaving. Be well.
I saw that StackExchange's Sara Chipps went to the press and implied that a woman who uses her real name on here is a bigot, even when her account of events states otherwise... I never gave my consent to the site to slander me to the media. And SE can obtain my real name by the arbitration opt-out, or the SSO functionality of the site.
I saw that Cesar stated in his FAQ that I will be compelled to use certain pronouns even if I am being neutral with they/them, you, and OP, and that I could be banned for declining to engage.
I am not comfortable with the two things in combination with each other. Over and over, it was requested if we could remain neutral and to focus on the Q&A aspect on the site. Silence, disengaging, sticking to gender-neutral words... It's not okay.
I'm unable to follow these terms of service. As someone on the autism spectrum, every single word I choose is specially chosen and orchestrated to piece together my thought. It has to be structured, logical, coherent. It's already hard enough to perceive social norms. I've been telling everyone for a decade to come to this site, that it has a Be Nice Policy that is simplistic and elegant.
I felt like myself. I felt like I could use this site. But now I can mess up. I will mess up. I can't remember all the different types of pronouns. I don't know how to use them. I don't know why the rules are so draconian and are telling me that I must have a positive, active engagement with people's gender identities when I can't even do that about people's favourite food. I can't comprehend how neutrality and silence can be bannable. I've tried to think about it. I've given it serious thought and Cesar's blatant insistence on policing my own thoughts, even to the point of policing my human right to be silent, is creepy and terrifying.
And I can't even control if a staff member will slander me to the media. This is not okay.