Either change it to something more neutralORmake it an option that admins can decide onORremove it altogether
Can you explain a bit more about the problem with "Howdy"?
I'm fine with replacing this with "Hello".
@Pieter Bos: Depends on translations, in german it is a very neutral 'Willkommen' == 'Welcome'
@James - (top result the Google) "Howdy": an informal friendly greeting, particularly associated with the western US states. Indeed "Hello" would be much more politically correct and most language packs (except German it seems) actually use their translations of "Hello".
@Dora D. - I think it is the other way around actually, "Wilkommen" is the very free translation of "Howdy", so it would actually be quite easy (easier) to replace "Howdy" with "Hello" as @James above suggests than to adjust translations.
Yes I hate this. Please remove Howdy.
I always remove this altogether, but I would also be fine with changing it to "Hello" (though it does make me think of Terry-Thomas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry-Thomas and Leslie Phillips: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Phillips).
It's completely unnecessary and just clutter. Removing it wouldn't hurt and would give more room for other plugin information in the admin bar.
Ok, this seems pretty straightforward to me. If anyone wants to submit a pull request for this one, please do it :)
Howdy has been removed from the admin bar in https://github.com/ClassicPress/ClassicPress/pull/51 - thank you for the great start Luiz (@luizbills) - and has been changed to Hello in other instances (for example emails) in https://github.com/ClassicPress/ClassicPress/issues/54
This feature request can be archived or perhaps it is possible to make a separate list of features that have successfully been implemented?
You probably saw this already, Pieter, but for anyone else reading: this feature request has been marked as Completed and it now appears in the list at https://petitions.classicpress.net/?view=completed .