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avoiding the bias in vocabulary

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: avoiding the bias in vocabulary
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:56:21 +0000
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There are a lot of words used in various discussions today that have
some bias.

For example, the word /ban/ is quite disparaging to the victim.  Simply
using the word continues the bias.

>From a technical perspective, banning somebody from a mailing list and
censoring somebody on a mailing list are both achieved by clicking the
same button.

Use the word ban, it leaves a lingering feeling that the volunteer may
have done something questionable.

Use the word censor, it implies the organization is avoiding some

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