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Scott Eh?

You both should take a moment to learn about the place of bias your coming come and the privilege you have.

@javacode7 the fact that you have correlated that problems arise only when the queer community is involved is concerning.

It all comes down to respect. Respecting someone for being their true self. Respecting someone by addressing them by how they choose to be addressed. Respecting someone's thoughts, skills, and what they can contribute.

LWhat is the value in alienating and potentially devaluing someone that could be a colleague, customer, or employer with terminology that doesn't add value to content and often when verbally communicated sounds extremely awkward.

It's like the coding principle of DRY. Why make create situations for yourself where you would potentially need to localize your content to multiple audiences to achieve the same impact and results you want?

That makes no sense.

I haven't even touched on the idea that networking is crucial in tech and being able to interact positively with all types of people, your are going find yourself missing out on opportunities that being an ally could have awarded you.

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JavaCode7 • Edited

This makes sense. I apologise for what I said and I am starting to see where this article is coming from... 🤔. What is the "privilege" you mean though?

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Scott Eh?

Diversity and ethnics aside, if you simplify the task down to inputs and outputs the amount of additional effort needed to use the suggestions outlined in the article is negligible (I'd argue even zero). But on the flip side, the dividends can be huuuge.

Therefore: It makes economic sense not to be a jerk to people. 😆

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JavaCode7

I see your point.