I am talking about lumping all of my Roku Device email addresses into a forum.
Wait...did you create separate forum logins with all of your Roku device email addresses?
Seems to me you have this backwards. I don't read what they're doing as forcing people to join a forum. They're sending emails to people whose email addresses are in
the forum database already
telling them that they will need to match their current forum email address to their roku.com email address if
they want to have their previous forum postings integrated with their account as the new forum comes into being.
In other words, I read it this way - this forum is going away. The new forum, in whatever format it takes, will be tied to your roku.com email address. If you choose to participate in the new forum, you'll be starting fresh there unless
you match your current forum email address to (in your case) one of your roku.com email addresses. If
you do that, your new forum user name will presumably be able to respond to or at least see archival posts/threads you've made in this forum. That's how I read this change. And it will be through single sign on (SSO).
Tajson: “Right to Say No to Sale of Personal Information” link on the home page of the website of the business, that will direct users to a web page enabling them, or someone they authorize, to opt out of the sale of the resident’s personal information (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.102)."
The very passage you quote says "Right to Say No to Sale of Personal Information". What sale? Where are you harmed in any way here via that statute?
It's only a guess, but it seems to me the real privacy concern some may have is not having anonymity in the forums any longer, as Roku, at least, will know who you are when you post because they require the credit card (at least when creating a roku.com account). The upshot of that will (hopefully) go far in ameliorating the spam that pervades this forum each day. But I'm sure some will be dissuaded by the fact that roku will now know who's who. It's never been a problem for me, as my email address has always matched. But some people may be put off by that.