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Re: [OT] replacement for SystemRescueCD

On 10/24/2019 8:59 PM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> Doug McGarrett wrote:
>> On 10/24/2019 02:51 AM, David wrote:
>>> On Thu, 24 Oct 2019 at 15:44, Default User <hunguponcontent@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>   Guys, [...]
>>>> Guys, thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure what I will do yet.
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm sure you don't intend to offend, but in future please try
>>> to choose words that cannot accidentally be understood
>>> as excluding valued members of this community.
>>> Even though in some situations "guys" is claimed to be a
>>> gender-neutral word, I doubt that everyone thinks of themselves
>>> as a "guy". And it will be polite to those people to not make them
>>> choose between doing that or feeling excluded.
>> I first heard some young women use the word "guys" for a group of themselves
>> back around 1956. So it's not a neologism!
> Neither is singular "they". Nevertheless, it's rude to assume
> that everyone worth having their feelings considered is male.
> "Folks", "People", "Fellow users", or in the examples above,
> just starting with "I have a problem" and "Thanks" all work
> pretty well. There are also fun neologisms like addressing
> people by common characteristics -- e.g., calling the
> inhabitants of debian-user "Debians".
> "Thanks, Debians."

This should be on the wiki and on the guidelines for the Debian's
mailing list.
For non-native English speakers those subtlety are hard to comprehend! :)

John Doe

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