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i'm fully on board with replacing 'slave' in technical contexts. some project replaced 'master/slave' with 'master/replica' which makes a lot more sense.
but github's replacing 'master' with 'main/primary' etc in the git repos which i always read as 'master copy', since it's data and not a role. it's going to confuse people for not much benefit.
but it's also removing whitelist/blacklist? what? this isn't oppressive or racist it's just words

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but today i'll do a bit of research and see what people of color feel about this because the whole point of changing this is to make their life a teeny tiny bit better, so if it doesn't do that then i'm not going to bother changing things in my projects

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ayy @LunaDragofelis how do you feel about this?

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@jookia be careful whom you poll because theres a huge overlap between software development and social jewstice. if i asked the blacks e.g. in my neighbourhood or at my previous school then they wouldnt likely know what im talking about much less care about what terminology is used in the software dev field
@jookia what im saying here is that perhaps many people who "care" only do so because they're "supposed to" and really it isnt that much of an issue

@wowaname that's ok i'm delibertately excluding racists like you

@jookia oh because asking blacks about the term "slave" isnt a pre-assumption on your part too, LOL
@jookia keep pretending you have the high ground while under the surface youre constantly judging and categorising people, like everyone else, and making harmful assumptions. you arent any better than anyone

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@jookia I don't personally care that much about it, but it seems to make other people happy, so I'm on board with it.

With regards to blacklist/whitelist, I think redlist/greenlist is a good alternative.

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@LunaDragofelis redlist/greenlist is kinda bad for color blindness

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@jookia it would just be a name, the lists wouldn't have to be differentiated on (visual) color alone.

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@LunaDragofelis why not name them based on actual things like allowlist/blocklist or alivelist/deadlist

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@jookia that's also a good idea.

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