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A suggestion - profile genders
« on: November 18, 2021, 04:52:42 pm »
greetings, friends and foes.

I was looking at my profile settings for the first time in a while, and realised you can set your gender on there. however, this only gives the options male and female, or the option to show nothing at all.
Since I recently came out of the closet as a nonbinary person (even though i have been "out" on the internet for a while), I was wondering if it would be possible to include a third option? it could be something simple and kinda tongue in cheek like "person", I think.

Regardless, I do hope this is not a controversial topic to engage.
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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 05:38:59 pm »
greetings, friends and foes.

I was looking at my profile settings for the first time in a while, and realised you can set your gender on there. however, this only gives the options male and female, or the option to show nothing at all.
Since I recently came out of the closet as a nonbinary person (even though i have been "out" on the internet for a while), I was wondering if it would be possible to include a third option? it could be something simple and kinda tongue in cheek like "person", I think.

Regardless, I do hope this is not a controversial topic to engage.


Since I'm not the administration expert in the forum, I don't really know. But I don't think it's controversial at all. What I don't know is if the primitive functions of the software we use (Simple Machines) allow changes...

Anyone else knows?

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 08:16:31 pm »
A quick search and perusal of the Simple Machines wiki suggests that custom genders were a new feature in SMF 2.1, which means they definitely aren't available in our installation (SMF 1.1.20.) Sorry. If the long-rumoured transfer of power ever happens, I'll put that on the to-do list.
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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2021, 05:00:14 pm »
ah, that is a shame. thank you for checking though!



But I don't think it's controversial at all.


You'd be surprised by how much uphevel a request like that can start, though I should have expected this community to be better than that <3

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 05:35:51 pm »
ah, that is a shame. thank you for checking though!



But I don't think it's controversial at all.


You'd be surprised by how much uphevel a request like that can start, though I should have expected this community to be better than that <3

We were always an eclectic bunch.

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 05:57:38 pm »
it could be something simple and kinda tongue in cheek like "person", I think.
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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 12:45:57 am »
it could be something simple and kinda tongue in cheek like "person", I think.
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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2021, 03:26:20 am »
A few years ago the University of Michigan tried to solve this problem by having every student fill out a form with their preferred pronoun. Each professor was provided with a pronoun list for each of his classes and was required to comply with the list, which was made a university rule.

So when one student chose "his majesty" as his pronoun, the professors were required to comply.

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2021, 06:23:45 am »
My bank lets us chose the honorifics or titles for our personal accounts. I could have chosen Grand Poobah.
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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2022, 06:40:49 pm »
Once the move is done, we'll be upgrading to SMF 2.1, and I will definitely revisit this!

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2022, 09:56:29 pm »
Once the move is done, we'll be upgrading to SMF 2.1, and I will definitely revisit this!

Thank you ever so much! that means a lot<3

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Re: A suggestion - profile genders
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2022, 02:45:48 pm »
Nice!
In swedish we had to import a genderneutral finish word "Hen" whisch means both he or she, etc.
 :)  I guess everybody know anyway that i am woman iside since i was like 7 anyway and tried on my mother undervear... ha ha