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Any time one finds language that could be considered unwelcoming, I think the right course of action is to edit the post to change or remove it. The usual editing guidelines still apply, so: Make sure the post is still just as clear, if not more clear, after the change is made; Try to improve other areas of the post at the same time; Update the post to ...


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@tpg2114's answer is the right one from a policy standpoint, but it's worth making an extended comment to observe that "guys," specifically, occupies a strange place at the intersection of formal vs. informal language and gender. It's totally true that, at least in the US, "hey guys" or "you guys" is commonly used as a ...


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I consider the phrase “you guys” to be sexist and unwelcoming As a minor point I usually use the expression "Folks" to start a letter or email to a group of people. This would normally be considered gender neutral. I dare say it not a perfect use of English, but it works a little better than "guys". However it must be pointed out that ...


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I think that this kind of issues should be discussed having in mind the spirit of why a site like this exists, more than scrutinizing which comma of a set of rules is exactly allowing a given behavior. What should be the main goal of the community behind PSE? I think we all are interested to improve the quality of the site and to increase and to renew the ...


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