String mistake: User is not always "him"

Bug #892888 reported by Bilal Akhtar on 2011-11-20
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Polly
Medium
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Bug Description

See attached screenshot. I clicked the link to twitter user @czajkowski and her account is protected. Hence, the green bird was not able to extract her recent tweets, and threw an error with a message that was written with the assumption that every person on Twitter is male.

Using "them" instead of "him" would be a proper fix.

Please fix this before the International Women Rights group starts to protest against the green bird.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I agree with using "them" instead of using him/her - since not every person on this planet is him or her too (hint: Transgenders)

Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :

Isn't "them" a weird choice for being plural? I think I'll rephrase to something like "check if the user is being followed".

Changed in polly:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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