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Non-welcoming language on heyguys.cc #17
Unfortunately I have made the experience that the text on heyguys.cc uses non-welcoming language. Starting off with '"Hey guys" is a common salutation, but it's not gender neutral.' is non-welcoming because it is factually incomplete. The statement can lead to controversy when the site is linked to because people for whom "hey guys" is a non-gendered salutation can feel excluded and not welcome, and they may not be very receptive for the rest of the text.
I think it would be better to promote non-gendered language with a more welcoming text, something like
I would also remove the part "even if that is not the intent". Miscommunication needs two parties, and it is caused by the speaker and the listener having a different understanding of "guys". The current intent statement blames only the speaker for the miscommunication, I tried to make my example above blameless instead, but I'm sure it's not perfect either.
I think with a few minor changes the text could be more welcoming and more people would react positively to it.