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Friday, November 16, 2018


Re: CQD answer published Monday, November 5, 2018

Code Question of the Day for 11/05/2018

So every person at CQofD is a man? Or are only the men doing a great service? Publishing that gender-specific salutation is not helping the stereotype that only white males can be engineers and electricians.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gentlemen, your doing a great service,,, Thursday answer referencing the…  

Lori Weidner



Hey Lori thanks for your question and comment.

The question was published and also included with the answer - as provided by the submitter. The people behind the CQD are both men and women as are our readers - we do not discriminate, promote stereotypes, or rewrite the questions submitted.

It is likely the submitter intended no harm in his compliment. You do have a point and maybe we will all consider that in the future.

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