A question with the following title appeared on the main site yesterday:
As innocent as that sounds, a quotation used in that question contains harsh language (namely the n-word). I flagged it for moderator review, but the flag is still pending. I also suggested an edit - where I replaced the word with "n*****" - which also has not been reviewed yet.
I think the use of the word is completely unnecessary to the understanding of the question. I get that the author is quoting, but it still seems to me in direct violation of our Code of Conduct, as we as a community (even despite having a CoC) should reflect inclusiveness and neutrality.
Even if the author of the question identifies as a person of colour, the use of the word seems inappropriate to me, as the SE platform is about information, not individuals and individual points of view, customs, or morals, and that information should be neutral and accessible by everyone.
What is the way to handle this, both from a user- and moderator perspective?
I realize there have been related questions here on Meta (see here), all of which don't really address a similar case.
A comment on one of the questions references the "quotation policy", but I can't seem to find it.
It's more than a week later, and still no one has given any proper response to this, even though the 'answer' that was written on the basis of a misunderstanding has been upvoted 5 times.
Now, returning to check for new comments, I see my question is in the process of being closed. For being opinion-based. Well, of course it is, that's why I asked it, and that's why a policy that addresses these matters needs to be present.
Of the seven moderators of English.SE, can at least one please properly respond to this?