I'm only putting this on Music because I feel like this is (or has been) my SE "home", despite the fact that I've been on Math.SE the longest.
For anyone who doesn't know, SO/SE has recently made some decisions that range from causing me great concern to being offensive to me. And they have not followed up on any of these situations in ways I would describe as even remotely satisfactory.
Like most controversies, there's a bit of a rabbit hole anyone can dive down if they want, one place to start is here:
If you're further interested, I suggest these others, at least:
I'm not a mod, so my presence or absence probably doesn't matter much to SO/SE management or employees. Still, what we do here on SE is what has created SE in the first place, and what continues to create it and keep it alive. After what's happened, I don't feel like I should be contributing to any of that, at least unless and until some fundamental things change.
So I'm not going to be around. I won't delete myself or anything, I have hope that SO/SE will understand at some point what they are doing wrong. I will check back at some point in the future - not sure when.
I have so much respect and appreciation for everyone here. I would love it if SE continued to be an excellent source for knowledge on so many subjects, as well as become a more welcoming place with strongly held, positive values. Right now it seems like it's only the first of those, and that's not ok with me.
Found this and signed it, thought maybe others would be interested:
Wow, took them like a year to really post anything about the main reason why I left: Responding to the Lavender Letter and commitments moving forward