the stackoverflow "homage to the 90s" being so femme just reinforces to me how much of a coded-"neutral male" the space is, and reads to me that the feminine is meant to be a source of ridicule
I mean, I rely on this resource so much as a developer, and I don't think it's an easy problem to solve, and I think the founders intentions were good, so I'm not trying to dogpile up on it -- but that's how I feel when I see this and I'm surprised they didn't throw in at least one flame or skull based gif
@ashley I had way more fun and learned a thousand times more about CSS in messing around with that site for a couple hours than I will ever ever get from searching SO
@ashley Why is April fools is still a thing? For years it's been something done by one guy who things this is funny but is in fact really problematic, and there's never any discussion about what's going to be done, because it's a surprise.
@avolkov Yeah it always takes me by surprise as an employee of a place and have to scramble to catch up with the joke people ask me about (although honestly I don't think this has happened often, fortunately!)
@avolkov My company did one this year and I had no idea it was coming, although it's quite innocuous and kinda speaks to the underlying issues with open source software funding (pivot to giving free stickers, which is more profitable than free software 😂) https://www.artefactual.com/artefactual-announces-archival-turn/
@ashley As someone who has too many OSS/conference stickers on my laptop, I find this funny.
@ashley yeah, this is really the heart of it. it feels like an april fools prank in which the (male) CEO of a company puts on nail polish or something and then walks around the office saying "haha isn't this funny?"
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