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Discussion on: DEV Community: Ableist Language & Maintaining an Inclusive Environment

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InHuOfficial • Edited

Hey Ella

The "reported as hurtful" bit is the key part that is impossible to get right, that is the bit I am trying (perhaps unsuccessfully) to illustrate.

I sent a massive reply to Michael so hopefully that explains a little better why this is important and why this will be so very difficult to intervene on. Hopefully it makes sense (another essay...sorry!).

(tried to liquid tag the comment but it gave me an "Requires a Node, NodeSet or String argument, and cannot accept a NilClass. (You probably want to select a node from the Document with at() or search(), or create a new Node via" so you will have to find it I am afraid! πŸ˜‹

I am totally aware everyone is doing their best, I know the whole DEV team are nice, well intentioned and lovely people, I just want this to be one area where perhaps the occasional individual being offended is actually allowed through the net for the greater good, which I know is not at the core of the principles of the site!

Basically "intervention only when someone is being hateful or deliberately attacking someone, otherwise the benefit of the doubt".

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

I completely understand your point. As you say yourself, that's not at the core of this site's principles.

I'm not sure I understand why anyone would insist on preserving language in a post or comment after being told someone else finds it hurtful or dehumanizing, especially if that wasn't their intention.