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7 years 4 months ago #260302 by Amaya
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You dont have to put anything. I have never filled in profile.
But I dont see a problem with non disclosure.
People will assume of names or profile pictures anyway. I dont see how it matters.
And as it stands they can change there profile should they wish to be know by another gender.

Does anyone even read the profile of others?
(just wondering because I never have)

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7 years 4 months ago #260303 by ren
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The probability of me doing any work to differentiate between "I haven't selected anything as gender therefore you'll have to ask" and "I identify as something funky which isn't available therefore you'll have to ask" is a guaranteed zero.

Besides, I don't see why we'd ask people if they have gender dysphoria when we don't ask about other mental illnesses, especially as the vast majority of the membership is incapable of identifying or accommodating simple common personality quirks / mental illnesses.

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7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #260304 by JamesSand
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I assume this is a relatively easy technical fix for the site admins?


I don't have a preference as to how it's laid out, but a lot of "official" forms use

M/F/X

If Non-selection is already an option, then I don't see the issue.

There's free text areas in your profile? I suppose you can add whatever commentary about yourself you like there.
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7 years 4 months ago #260305 by
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elizabeth wrote: Does anyone even read the profile of others?
(just wondering because I never have)


I often do, especially when greeting new members in chat. It helps me to get a feel for who they are, connect with them better, and get them oriented. It's certainly not necessary, but I find it's a useful tool for me.

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7 years 4 months ago #260308 by
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Ah maybe gender is the wrong word . if we use the word "sex" you can only be one or the other , or , not want anybody to know what you are , you dont have to fill it in....

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7 years 4 months ago #260310 by ren
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MartaLina wrote: Ah maybe gender is the wrong word . if we use the word "sex" you can only be one or the other , or , not want anybody to know what you are , you dont have to fill it in....


Indeed. My greatest regret when rewriting the doctrine was to use the word "gender" (pseudo-political nonsense) instead of "sex" (a fact of lfe)



Looking deeper into it it looks as though it can be done without breaking the forum with minimal effort, so as long as it works out this way, it's a non-issue for me.

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7 years 4 months ago #260312 by
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ren wrote:

MartaLina wrote: Ah maybe gender is the wrong word . if we use the word "sex" you can only be one or the other , or , not want anybody to know what you are , you dont have to fill it in....


Indeed. My greatest regret when rewriting the doctrine was to use the word "gender" (pseudo-political nonsense) instead of "sex" (a fact of lfe)



Looking deeper into it it looks as though it can be done without breaking the forum with minimal effort, so as long as it works out this way, it's a non-issue for me.


Ah you are going to change the word gender into sex ? Because i can be quite the butch he woman and my current answer to my gender does not express that now :P

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7 years 4 months ago #260314 by ren
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MartaLina wrote:

ren wrote:

MartaLina wrote: Ah maybe gender is the wrong word . if we use the word "sex" you can only be one or the other , or , not want anybody to know what you are , you dont have to fill it in....


Indeed. My greatest regret when rewriting the doctrine was to use the word "gender" (pseudo-political nonsense) instead of "sex" (a fact of lfe)



Looking deeper into it it looks as though it can be done without breaking the forum with minimal effort, so as long as it works out this way, it's a non-issue for me.


Ah you are going to change the word gender into sex ? Because i can be quite the butch he woman and my current answer to my gender does not express that now :P


Yes I have :D
It's sex, and we have female, male and "neither". We've had at least one "neither" before, and as unlikely as we are to meet hermaphrodites/intersex/you-name-it, it's only fair. They should have it on passports too imo.

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7 years 4 months ago #260315 by
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ren wrote:

MartaLina wrote:

ren wrote:

MartaLina wrote: Ah maybe gender is the wrong word . if we use the word "sex" you can only be one or the other , or , not want anybody to know what you are , you dont have to fill it in....


Indeed. My greatest regret when rewriting the doctrine was to use the word "gender" (pseudo-political nonsense) instead of "sex" (a fact of lfe)



Looking deeper into it it looks as though it can be done without breaking the forum with minimal effort, so as long as it works out this way, it's a non-issue for me.


Ah you are going to change the word gender into sex ? Because i can be quite the butch he woman and my current answer to my gender does not express that now :P


Yes I have :D
It's sex, and we have female, male and "neither". We've had at least one "neither" before, and as unlikely as we are to meet hermaphrodites/intersex/you-name-it, it's only fair. They should have it on passports too imo.


Excellent , Edan is right , gender is a confusing word with different meanings to people , the word sex says exactly what you are :) or not if you are neither ...

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7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #260316 by Avalon
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Or... you know.. could just leave it as "gender" and change it to a fill in box and let people put what they feel applies best to them? That's just a simple matter of changing the entry type and pretty easily done on just about any forum profile set up...

Because frankly gender and sex are completely different things and gender has a greater day to day role in how people interact with one another compared to sex.

But whatever -_-

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