[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #25615: Improve wording for wpautop code

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Wed Dec 8 14:32:20 UTC 2021

#25615: Improve wording for wpautop code
 Reporter:  ricomoorman  |       Owner:  hellofromTonya
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  6.0
Component:  Formatting   |     Version:  0.71
 Severity:  trivial      |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  wpautop      |     Focuses:
Changes (by hellofromTonya):

 * owner:  Alot => hellofromTonya
 * status:  reopened => accepted


 Thank you @tzipporahwitty for reopening this ticket, Miriam Schwab for
 raising the discussion on Post Status, and @peterwilsoncc for moving it
 into the 6.0.

 I see the intended humor of the original code. As Peter points out,
 WordPress has significantly grown since this code was introduced.

 IMO sourcecode should be inclusive and welcoming. It exists to power the
 web. But the human side of code exists to be read, explored, and improved
 by a world of diverse contributors. Terminology used matter. These terms
 are the ''human'' readable language that can (and in my opinion should)
 empower people to explore, learn, grow, and contribute to make it better.

 Contributors are expressing that they are not comfortable with the human
 readable language used.

 Terminology of the past is being (and has been) revisited to transform
 words used into language that is inclusive and welcoming while retaining
 meaning for readability. The terms noted in this ticket fall into that
 same effort IMO.

 Changing the ownership to me to shepherd it forward to land in 6.0.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/25615#comment:24>
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