I think that a "style guide" makes quite a bit of sense.
Applying "racist" connotations to "black" and "white" in
this context is
really kind of silly. It does nothing to address economic inequality
which is really what the current social conflict is all about at it's
base. Enough time and effort has been wasted on this subject anyway, so
let's take Yoda's view and either do or not do.
A style guide would certainly solve this and potentially several other
issues in one fell swoop. I for one hate having to Google acronyms when
reading a highly technical work written by someone who thinks I know
what "DNS" means. If I am reading an article on setting up a home
network, I clearly do NOT know all the acronyms and an explanation after
the first use would be a God-send.
Now, I am going back to my forner "lurker" status so you folks who know
more than I do can get on with the important stuff.
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:25:18AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 04:32:35PM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
> 1. Should we discourage the use of whitelist and blacklist in Fedora
> Magazine in favor of alternatives like "allow list" and "block
> list"/"deny list"?
> 2. Should we start developing a style guide that addresses this and
> other issues (e.g. the style of projects like "NetworkManager" (not
> "Network Manager") and other things both malign and benign (like using
> the words "simple" or "just") that a style guide normally
I think these both make sense.
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