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New StackOverflow rule: Use correct pronouns. Gender neutral language if you don't know.

FAQ restating this: nearly 2000 downvotes

First reply: wahhh rules and microaggressions, this is too unclear, is OP offensive [1300 upvotes]

Burn tech to the ground meta.stackexchange.com/questio

@embr Opened it expecting a dumpster fire. Was disappointed how correct my assumption was.

@embr ... all the replies I saw were (almost certainly deliberate) failures to read and understand the rather simple rules 🤦‍♀️

@embr @franzi A popular mod was kicked out a few weeks ago because she actively refused to use people’s pronouns in an internal chat. After that she was like “it’s not in the coc (yet) and I was just asking if it will be okay to continue to avoid using pronouns altogether”.

In other words: yeah, that community sucks.

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