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  • #61
    Originally posted by gbcox View Post
    That's a bit of a straw man. It goes without saying that black has been equated with bad or evil and white equated with good or purity for quite a while now. The examples are endless - wedding dresses, black knight or white knight, deepest darkest africa, black list, white list, etc.. It has been quite common to use these tropes as racist dog whistles for centuries. All you need do is connect the dots. It's not about searching out things that may be offensive, but rather acknowledging obvious offensive/prejudicial tropes and appropriately dispatching them to the dustbin of history.

    I wouldn't call it a buggy mess, but agree that adoption by ubuntu would obviously help in improving the product. More usage, more defects found, more people to assist in reporting and resolution.
    i'm not rascist so i'm not going to connect the dots. connecting the dots is exactly what he was talking about searching for offensiveness in the name of combating offensiveness. you are creating deeper meaning into things that don't have deeper meaning. black and white have been used for centuries to equate light and darkness. you're adding racism to things that never had racist meanings. that's paranoia.

    your paranoia of dogwhistles have developed into nonsense like this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1675986

    >[meta] No derogatory language: Remove negative references to mental illness
    • bananas
    • bonkers
    • crazy
    • cuckoo
    • demented
    • deranged
    • hysterical
    • insane
    • loco
    • loony/lunatic
    • mad
    • nutso/nutsy/nutty
    • psychotic
    • sanity check/test (see seanmhanson's note)
    • wacko
    https://gist.github.com/seanmhanson/...sanitycheck-md
    The phrase sanity check is ableist, and unnecessarily references mental health in our code bases. It denotes that people with mental illnesses are inferior, wrong, or incorrect, and the phrase sanity continues to be used by employers and other individuals to discriminate against these people.
    and this lovely piece of replace sanity check with:
    sanity check -> cleanliness check
    sanitizer -> cleanitizer or cleaner
    you're just playing a game of word games and in due time the new politically correct terms will be blacklisted as well because all you're doing is changing names to other names to mean the same damn thing. when those names where never racist, ableist or w.e slur you call them.

    all of you are going, i dare say, bonkers over this stuff and need a sanity check. you are thinking WAY to damn much into this stuff. racist are not hiding behind every bush, not everything is a dogwhistle, and not everything is this ableist nonsense.
    Last edited by middy; 30 January 2021, 04:52 PM.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by middy View Post
      i'm not rascist so i'm not going to connect the dots...
      Alrighty then...

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      • #63
        Originally posted by middy View Post
        i'm not rascist so i'm not going to connect the dots. connecting the dots is exactly what he was talking about searching for offensiveness in the name of combating offensiveness. you are creating deeper meaning into things that don't have deeper meaning. black and white have been used for centuries to equate light and darkness. you're adding racism to things that never had racist meanings. that's paranoia.

        your paranoia of dogwhistles have developed into nonsense like this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1675986

        >[meta] No derogatory language: Remove negative references to mental illness
        • bananas
        • bonkers
        • crazy
        • cuckoo
        • demented
        • deranged
        • hysterical
        • insane
        • loco
        • loony/lunatic
        • mad
        • nutso/nutsy/nutty
        • psychotic
        • sanity check/test (see seanmhanson's note)
        • wacko
        https://gist.github.com/seanmhanson/...sanitycheck-md

        and this lovely piece of replace sanity check with:

        you're just playing a game of word games and in due time the new politically correct terms will be blacklisted as well because all you're doing is changing names to other names to mean the same damn thing. when those names where never racist, ableist or w.e slur you call them.

        all of you are going, i dare say, bonkers over this stuff and need a sanity check. you are thinking WAY to damn much into this stuff. racist are not hiding behind every bush, not everything is a dogwhistle, and not everything is this ableist nonsense.
        Whoa, that's quite an off topic tirade. You seem to have an unhealthy obsession with identity politics. Bordering on the paranoid I would say. You should probably seek out help, or as you put it, have a "sanity check".

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        • #64
          It's been a while since I've been on these forums but wow, things have really gone downhill. Some serious moderation is needed.

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