I just finished posting a question about
Amazon OpenSearch on repost.aws. The question text contained multiple references to the master nodes that elastic search/open search needs to function properly.
As soon as i pressed the 'post question' button the following warning appeared:
re:Post has detected your post may include a non-inclusive word (master), please review and edit it
This message really pissed me off to be honest and i refused to edit my post. There is nothing offensive about the word master. The word master can be used in many different contexts. For instance I've got a master's degree in Psychology. There are movies out there that have the word 'master' in it like the wish master, the puppet master or Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
In the past i've seen github apologizing for the fact that the master branch is called
master and that they will give it a more inclusive name in the future. So it looks like more and more tech companies are starting to see the word master as being non-inclusive.
My question is: Do you think the word master is offensive as well? Why or why not?