There is a longstanding tradition in chess that players - even in the abstract - are referred to using male pronouns: "Black can improve his position", "White has lost his bishop" etc. This now seems pretty dated, and out of keeping with modern goals of gender neutrality etc.
Is there support here for:
- making this a formal policy/guideline,
- strongly encouraging participants to avoid "he" (in favour of "they" or just rewording the sentence) in both questions and answers,
- encouraging people to edit other people's questions/answers to correct this?
(To be super clear: this has nothing to do with using (or not using) pronouns for actual known players or participants on this site. "Kasparov lost his bishop" is fine, as is "Steve has lost his mind".)
Questions that are related but not duplicates:
- Is it acceptable to edit a post just to change the pronouns? I don't think this is even about the question of pronoun-neutrality in black/white, but is about some bigger pronoun agenda. And it's only about the "is it ok to edit just to change pronouns" part of this question.