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Offline HelenW

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New gender designation system
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:19:45 pm »
We have uploaded and installed an expanded method for designating gender in your profile. The new choices are:

Male
Female
Intersex
Androgyne
Queer
Questioning

Male & Female designations have not changed although symbols have replaced the words.  Those of you who identify with any of the other designations may do so by modifying their forum profile.

Many thanks to Renate for doing this bit of programming for us.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 05:46:17 pm »
It's good to have more flexibility there.

On a related note, I visited a gender forum recently that also had an option to display the user's preferred pronouns under their avatar - I wonder if people here would find that valuable, and whether it's possible to add that into the User Profile data and display it if people wanted that facility?
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 05:47:31 pm »
Is there scope for expanding the list further, say with Bigender, Neutrois?
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 07:11:56 pm »
Is there scope for expanding the list further, say with Bigender, Neutrois?
for now no since it would make the list needlessly complicated and increase the task of making less ugly icons for gender identification
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 08:13:52 pm »
Is there scope for expanding the list further, say with Bigender, Neutrois?

I love finally having an "M." Thanks, Renate. But I was wondering if "Queer" should be "Genderqueer"?
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 08:32:52 pm »
I don't, the pink F in a box is so ugly, I guess it's tolerable though. When's someone gonna come on with one of the new ones? I wanna seee. >.< I just I'll just go and keep changing mine.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 08:35:22 pm »
I don't, the pink F in a box is so ugly, I guess it's tolerable though. When's someone gonna come on with one of the new ones? I wanna seee. >.< I just I'll just go and keep changing mine.

I'm sorry you don't like the "F" symbol. But if you come up with a good alternative, maybe it will be adopted. You never know till you try.
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 08:36:35 pm »
I just liked the old Venus symbol better.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 08:45:21 pm »
D:

Also like, all the new ones are just a boring white color, lolz

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 09:42:27 pm »
i'm working on replacement icons, kinda hard to do with 16 pixels height but i think they will be ok, just not sure about the genderqueer icon (pictograph instead of normal gender icons) and intersex (no ideas yet).

edit: test set attached
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 10:47:32 pm by Flan »
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 01:30:27 am »
i don't really care about the symbols too much. it's just something people look at for quick reference if your gender isn't too obvious.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 01:43:12 am »
I don't, the pink F in a box is so ugly, I guess it's tolerable though. When's someone gonna come on with one of the new ones? I wanna seee. >.< I just I'll just go and keep changing mine.

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 ::) You can always start your own petition and call it "The F off " petition  ;) ;D

 ::) * Oh and I can just see the placards with " 'F' OFF " in bold big print  ;D

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 02:20:09 am »
Queerin' it up.  Glad to have more options.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 02:26:59 am »
I like it, thanks Renate and the rest of the Staff! Hugs, Tracey
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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 03:13:29 am »
Just wondering, why would intersexed be considered a gender?

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2011, 03:23:45 am »
I just liked the old Venus symbol better.


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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2011, 04:02:07 am »
Hmmm I thought the old symbols looked nicer too (not that I'm using any)...

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2011, 04:07:55 am »
Just wondering, why would intersexed be considered a gender?
Indivduals with intersex conditions can have complicated identities some consider themselves either male/female. Others accept the term as a mark of pride others don't care about it and don't identify as either. You can't presume to know what a persons views about their bodies are.

When I first saw the new system I got abit confused and thought I had gotten a warning or somthing. And this was part of some new moderator caution system or somthing.


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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2011, 04:30:36 am »
Petty,
but I don't like it , what is wrong with the male, female and dual male female/male symbol for Andro's  and a straight 0 for not sure or don't know?  Medical records never use M, F, etc they use the symbol.

Don't really care but you asked.

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Re: New gender designation system
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2011, 04:48:35 am »
While your at it maybe make a listing for sexual preference too

Hetero = female for male or male for female
bisexual = female or male for female or male
lesbian = female for female
gay = male for male
transbian = trans attracted to trans
translesbian = trans F attracted to  lesbians
transgay = trans M attracted to males
polyamorous = attracted to anything that moves  ;)
Pansexual = attracted to pans not pots  ::)
asexual = attracted to self  >:-)
nonsexual = no one attracted to them  ;D
nun = gave up sex for the greater good  :angel:


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