I find the second immensely more of a "waste of time".
If you can't tell the difference between an obvious troll with an email address "email@example.com" and a ridiculous patch from a real one, I think the community needs to take a beat and think about why. Why could it be taken seriously? Why wasn't it challenged? Are we so terrified of being called a sexist that we will do insane things?
Both of those requests are insane.
The aim of it all?
To make all feminists look like crazy women who you just can't get along with!
How does this help anti-feminists?
It will inspire you to just tell your woman to get in the kitchen whilst you pick the chili dog out of your neckbeard, dust curmbs off of your formidable beer gut, and submit your newest groundbreaking post to /r/theredpill.
Forgive the rant, but I've seen way more sexism today than I care to see. The apologists are just as bad if not worse.
1. Because owning people is definitely ok and part of being a man
Because any disagreement with fringe feminists, or "SJWs", is misogyny?
I'm curious... how do you, whatever your background may be, define what is a fringe feminist? I'm interested in how you figure out what is important to a feminist and what makes her a fringe feminist? Are you, or have you ever been totally or partially female?
Furthermore, what would you consider an "acceptable feminist"? How can feminists fight for their rights in a way you approve of?
I'm sorry, but opinions don't have genders.
Additionally, we already do not use a singular (thou/thee) for 2nd person anymore, only "you"
All the developer has to worry about is:
Will this positive or negatively effect X cause? Will it reduce the quality of my code?
1. I think it's pretty clear that part of making github libraries more welcoming to women is having gender neutral documentation. How would you guys like reading "if her" instead of "if his"? Well, we have the privilege of that not bothering us as much since we don't have to deal with those micro-aggressions, but hopefully you get the point!
I mean, people can no longer discern if it's a troll or a sincere "feminist" any more without resorting to picking up obvious troll e-mail addresses. (And evern then, the dev of Light Table just accepted the troll pull request.)
I beg of you all.
1: "They's" is wrong. Don't do this with a blind global replace, but read what you're modifying.
2: Some of the changes are a quote from a song. No idea what that quote is doing in the code, but misquoting is not an improvement.
It doesn't help that the person proposing the change is behaving like a troll. But if someone wants to do this change correctly, I'm all for it.
What is amazingly sad is that an obvious troll was taken seriously. Has the discussion gotten so skewed that obvious trolls can't be seperated from real complaints?
Swift action was taken out of fear -- fear of being called a sexist, fear of being judged... it just makes me sad all around.
Ideally Chris would've made the troll improve the correctness of his edits, in which case they might actually end up having a net positive effect, but it was still handled pretty well.
I foresee both sincere and satirical efforts of such extremist "gender neutral" feminist edits to increase in the coming months after the libuv incident.