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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove unnecessarily gendered language
One Thousand Gnomes [2013-12-05 17:54]:

>>> @@ -23,7 +24,7 @@ Quota netlink interface
>>> When user exceeds a softlimit, runs out of grace time or reaches hardlimit,
>>> quota subsystem traditionally printed a message to the controlling terminal of
>>> the process which caused the excess. This method has the disadvantage that
>>> -when user is using a graphical desktop he usually cannot see the message.
>>> +when user is using a graphical desktop they usually cannot see the
>>> message.

> I would argue that "This method has the disadvantage that when user
> is using a graphical desktop he usually cannot see the message."

How about:

"This method has the disadvantage that, when using a graphical desktop,
the user usually cannot see the message" - or something similar? Gender
neutral, and not _too_ cumbersome, aside from the "user...usually".
--
Hilsen Harald


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