Discussion about "black"-lists etc

As I think there was no discussion in this community about getting rid of words like “blacklists” or “master <-> slave” mode in discourse software projects, I want to start it now.

My proposal: get rid of these words in discourse and use something like “blocklist” instead of black/white lists.

It’s not something which needs to be changed tomorrow but after the black lives matter movement these words are “No-go” and should be changed - and I fully support this!

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We have already slotted the rename we should be done in 4-8 weeks

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Yes, agreed, this is already in progress. Will take time as we have to rename a few fields in the site settings too. The new terms will be

blocklist
allowlist

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GitHub has decided on “main” to replace “master”.

Lots of proposed terms in various communities to replace “slave”: replica, sub, upstream, under, override, etc…depending on context.