Clarification: This thread is meant to highlight an accidental characteristic of the board code which could be misinterpreted by some in a negative fashion. It is a Constructive criticism of the same, and NOT an accusation of deliberate conduct. Thankyou. 😇 👍️
Hi everyone 🙂
Whilst replying to another post, I wanted to include a “Washing Machine” emote if there was one. I normally select/insert my emotes by typing a colon followed by the name of the emote, and as one types the name possible suggestions are highlighted for selection or tab completion.
I’ve just observed that typing :wash (A logical for washing machine) suggests the following emotes: 🙋♀️ 🤷♀️ 👚 👒 〰️
Obviously: The 1st, second and 4th are gender-biased, and the third is most commonly associated with that gender as well. In both cases it’s making a link between the subjects “wash” and “female”, and this doesn’t really seem appropriate for a community like ours. 😐
…I’d also imagine we have a lot of men who do the laundry in their households, and at least a few ladies who leave operating the washing machine to their partners but know full well how to service and repair them! 👩🔧 👍️
Just thought I’d flag it… 😇
+++ 🚄 ThunderDragon 🤘 +++