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Stack Overflow makes peace with ousted moderator, wants to start New Year with 2020 vision on codes of conduct

Donn Bly

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Close, but in this case what she did was state that she preferred to write in a gender-neutral (ie, singular they if appropriate) instead of using sex-based pronouns, because having to research and read someone's profile to try to discern their preferred pronouns before replying was a waste of time and she didn't want to cause offense by using the wrong one - thus she wanted to know if writing in gender-neutral was a violation of the code of conduct that stated that they MUST use the preferred pronouns.

The funniest (and saddest) thing is that Stack Exchange still hasn't publicly answered the question that they fired her for asking.

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