Stop merging ideas without first confirming with the suggestion author that the posts are sufficiently similar
THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION TO REMOVE AUTISM SPEAKS BUT A SUGGESTION INSPIRED BY THE WAY USERVOICE HAS BEEN RUN IN CONJUCTION WITH THE REQUESTS TO REMOVE AUTISM SPEAKS.
The autistic community has been struggling to be heard by twitch. Many of us would even go as far to say that the way you have been merging suggestions is silencing us, myself included. This is largely because we have constantly seen our suggestions merged with closed suggestions with no notice. Our well constructed statements, testimonies and research are buried with no consideration because a member of your staff with little to no understanding of the topics at hand believes it has been addressed already. Supressing information about how you are possibly funding eugenics is inherently violent in nature, and in the eyes of the autistic community, this is what you have been doing.
The easiest solution to this in my eyes is that Twitch must contact the original poster, confirm the intent of the suggestion is similar enough to the proposed merge, and never merge ideas with closed ideas with no acknowledgement, especially when it deals with sensitive topics, such as (but not limited to) glorification of child neglect, glorification of child murder, torture, genocide and eugenics.
We merge things together so that we have all of the relevant feedback in one place (in this case we will continue merging posts concerning Autism Speaks into the thread we have already responded to. You can find that thread here). Merges move votes and comments over so no feedback is lost in the process.
You merging our posts and doing nothing else about this situation is you silencing us.
"The portal’s tools also allow researchers to find the variations that have been discovered in a particular autism associated gene; _gauge_ the expected severity of a gene change; and determine how often a particular gene change is inherited from a parent versus arising spontaneously (de novo) in a person affected by autism."
This, among many other articles, is proof that Autism Speaks directly conflicts with your Hateful Conduct Policy, in which you condone "Support for or promotion of outdated, discriminatory genetic or anthropological theories, including eugenics". Getting rid of Autism Speaks as a featured charity should be easier than blinking, so why on god's green earth is Autism Speaks still here? And maybe REPLY to us instead of merging like always.
Either DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS or just admit that you want autistic people gone.
Autism Speaks has done near irreparable harm to the autistic community and to see Twitch have no checking on these organizations, including the LGB org that you all thankfully divided yourselves from, shows how performative your platform is. Listen to the autistic community, remove AS, and background check.
It's clear Twitch did little to no vetting whatsoever when they added charities. Now they have to go backwards and fix all the false, scammy, and hateful charities they've let in the door.
wow okay they just merged my post into yours LMAO
Either unclose the Hate Groups post, as the discussion is still very clearly alive for the Autistic Community,
Or stop merging posts about Autism Speaks with the Hate Group Post.
Our inability to criticize you doubling down and ignoring evidence, intended or not, comes off as censorship.
You need to do better, and actually, genuinely listen.
If people are still on the topic, emotionally and physically, then it shouldn’t be put in the same category as something you’re claiming to have resolved.
Because it’s NOT resolved, you just insist on being wrong!
Maybe don’t close topics, if people are still talking about them heavily?
Because clearly, if you haven’t been satisfactory in your service, closing the topic and putting any criticism there just looks like brushing it under the rug intended or not.
Either stop merging topics that are clearly still important, or unclose what you’re merging said topics with, as the discussion is evidently NOT over.
I will not stop making these posts, until there is direct acknowledgement and removal of AS.
The discussion for the LGB community is closed, but people are still protesting against Autism Speaks.
The Autistic Community will not take no for an answer.
Listen to your Autistic users, not the neurotypical people who claim to speak for us, and remove Autism Speaks, as it violates your TOS.
Is this a really a hill you’re willing to die on? Think carefully about this.
How many ******** times are we gonna ask beg and PLEAD to stop merging our posts? Do you support ableism? Do you support eugenics? Do you want autistic people eradicated simply for their neurodivergence? Because that is EXACTLY what Austism Speaks is truly advocating for. Autism Speaks wants autistic people GONE. If you're merging posts because you care to much about your platform's appearance, then maybe, oh I don't know, REMOVE AUTISM SPEAKS AS A CHARITY?
"The portal’s tools also allow researchers to find the variations that have been discovered in a particular autism associated gene; gauge the expected severity of a gene change; and determine how often a particular gene change is inherited from a parent versus arising spontaneously (de novo) in a person affected by autism."
FOR THE NTH TIME THIS AUTISM SPEAKS ARTICLE IS TALKING ABOUT _EUGENICS._ And autism speaks has SO MANY MORE articles discussing "genetic testing" and "early intervention". AUTISM SPEAKS DOESN'T CARE ABOUT AUTISTIC PEOPLE OR CHILDREN. They have ZERO heart nor plans for actual true helpful accommodation. DO THE MORALLY CORRECT THING AND DETACH FROM THIS EUGENISTIC ORGANIZATION.