Opened 9 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#24574 closed defect (fixed)

Pull request: Use English "singular they" at a few places

Reported by: iblech Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
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Description

I just noticed a few usages of male pronouns when referring to attackers or users. The attached patch changes these by employing the English singular they, which I believe to be a simple and elegant solution.

I don't want to start a religious discussion. I just had a couple of seconds to spare to prepare this patch; merge if it deems fit or close if it doesn't.

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comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by iblech

Summary: Use English "singular they" at a few placesPull request: Use English "singular they" at a few places

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by catalyst

Status: newneeds_revision

I approve of this approach. The changes look reasonable to me. I haven't verified whether they're exhaustive.

It could use a minor revision:
"watches traffic at both ends of a circuit and confirms their guess that they're communicating" probably should be reworded to something like "watches traffic at both ends of a circuit and confirms their guess that those endpoints are communicating" to avoid ambiguity.

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by iblech

Thank you for your feedback, catalyst! The new patch has the reworded phrases in it as you suggested. I checked that the changes are exhaustive by grepping for he/his/him (in the webwml repository). I also grepped for she/her to do the dual check.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by hiro

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_revisionclosed
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