Change the "Blacklist" feature name to "Blocklist"

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gilliganjr
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Change the "Blacklist" feature name to "Blocklist"

Post by gilliganjr » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:21 am

This is a minor point and admittedly an extremely "politically correct" nuisance issue, but I think you should consider changing the name of the "Community Blacklist" and "Personal Blacklist" feature to "Blocklist".

First of all, a "Blocklist" is a much more accurate term for the feature since it is "blocking" calls from a list of unwanted callers.

Second, the terms "blacklist" and "whitelist" have lots of connotations, most of which have nothing to do with racism, but given the history of "blacklisting", I believe OOMA would be better served by renaming this feature as "blocklist".

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Re: Change the "Blacklist" feature name to "Blocklist"

Post by lbmofo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:27 pm

  • Blacklist vs Whitelist
  • Blocklist vs Unblocklist
I like the first one. Second one is not as smooth and not as clear cut.

I am on many folks' blacklist but never their blocklist :)
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