To me, it does like rude because I know it mean. It can be mean as mute and silent. Deaf town is not right word to describe. Silent town should be right word to describe. And oh, I will should be worrying if I were you because there are some deaf people are member in this site. And I am one of them. Some people around know me that I am deaf and they know they have sensitive. Deaf town seem not right to use. You saw how I react to respond the word this person use "deaf town". Which is I do not know what he ref to. Is there deaf people in town or it just describe for silent? So I rather silent town instead deaf town.If you do not know with certainty that there is any ill intent here, you should never make such serious accusations. Firstly -- there are many, many other definitions for the word other than merely a person unable to or has difficulty hearing. Second, unless you see actual discrimination against deaf people here, it shouldn't be assumed that they're being cruel or insensitive in any way. Much like there is for the word "mute", many people have serious physical and psychological reasons for not being able to speak. I have close members in my family who are both deaf and mute. However when every F-Zero game and/or romhack is made with its multiple "Mute City" tracks, there isn't a demand to change the name because it's understood that it isn't an attack on people who are mute -- nor would I assume Nintendo is in any way being discriminatory toward my family. The same goes for this lovely project.
When it comes to interpreting something like rudeness, the burden it's also upon you not to misinterpret intent. Making demands to change something based on misreading intent is rude on your part.