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Discussion on: How to remove condescending language from documentation

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Almenon
simply
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everyone knows
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"everyone knows": Everybody knows this phrase is clearly false. See what I did there? :P But seriously, I can't think of a single good reason to use this phrase in documentation. Removing it is a-okay in my book.

"just", "obviously", "of course", and "clearly": They do have slight negative connotations. But whether they could actually be construed as condescending or not highly depends on their usage. I'm not entirely opposed to switching these out but I'm somewhat skeptical.

"simply", "easy", "basically": These are very common words and are not inherently condescending. Replacing all uses of these is going too far. Effort in helping newcomers and marginalized groups would be better spent elsewhere.