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re: Thanks for your input @mudasobwa , It's completely within the owners of the site’s right to exercise the Code of Conduct that we agree to when sig...

we agree to when signing up for this free service

FWIW, I did not agree to anything like that when I signed up.

One could easily argue that just greying it out and labeling it is indeed more inclusive and tolerant compared to other sites and forums [...]

Yeah. One could also easily argue that “hey guys” is indeed more inclusive and tolerant compared to “hey, developers (women might not even bother).”

This logic has too many gaps to even argue about. One cannot tolerate only what they were told to tolerate and include only what they like to include. I honestly do not see how it differs from chauvinism and/or racism.

You implicitly agree to the Code of Conduct by registering an account and continuing to use this site, as you agree to Terms of Service subject to change for literally anything you sign up for.

Are you implying that women wouldn't be included if you said "hey developers" to a group of people? Because that's just ludicrous. The only people it wouldn't include are people who aren't developers, which is likely situationally appropriate.

I honestly do not see why so many people continue to see "hey, consider wording things inclusively" as censorship and inherently offensive. No one is enforcing your use of guys in your own life, and I'm very sorry you've been inconvenienced by being asked to regard other people's feelings.

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You implicitly agree to the Code of Conduct by registering an account and continuing to use this site [...]

So what? I clearly stated “I did not agree to anything like that when I signed up” and that is indeed true. Tomorrow CoC will be changed to force me to tear off the wings of flies—will I implicitly agree to that too?

This kind of slippery slope argument is exhausting and unproductive. And again, you did in fact agree when you signed up. That's what a Terms of Service agreement is.

This kind of slippery slope argument is exhausting and unproductive.

Now the truth is “slippery slope argument, exhausting and unproductive.” Cool. I think I got your point.

If your version of truth is that you think it's reasonable to compare being thoughtful about language to mandatory tearing the wings off of flies, then I think you might need serious help.

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