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    Female / Male Icons?

    I was wondering if there's a option to put your gender in your profile/have it show along with your posts (say like in a small image so it doesn't cluster too much)? If there isn't, would it be much trouble adding in say a option to click female, male, both, other or n/a? It's not a huge deal, rather it's just something I've been wondering about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogle View Post
    I was wondering if there's a option to put your gender in your profile/have it show along with your posts (say like in a small image so it doesn't cluster too much)? If there isn't, would it be much trouble adding in say a option to click female, male, both, other or n/a? It's not a huge deal, rather it's just something I've been wondering about.
    no. for one thing, this wouldn't be keeping with weasyl's established behavior of letting 'gender' be a freeform field instead of one with limited options.

    however, this might make more sense if a user could choose a short string to appear with their posts if they wanted to. something in which the user could write whatever they wanted.

    either way, are you talking about on the mainsite or on the forums?

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    I'd only agree with this, if it was a freeform field like on the site, too... I quite enjoy identifying as "Bread", but I'm easily amused.

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    It might be handy on both in terms of people just referring to what you'd like to be referred to. It cuts down as "Well I'm a male/female/etc.. please refer me to this" kinds of posts. I'm sure you can figure out a solution.

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    On a serious note, I guess it wouldn't hurt. Some people like to tell people what they ID as... but I don't think it should be forced, is what I mean. I genuinely like saying "I'm bread." just because I'm silly. It's sort of a statement, I guess, since I don't like gender roles, but seriously... I agree, but only if it's optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weykent View Post
    no. for one thing, this wouldn't be keeping with weasyl's established behavior of letting 'gender' be a freeform field instead of one with limited options.

    however, this might make more sense if a user could choose a short string to appear with their posts if they wanted to. something in which the user could write whatever they wanted.

    either way, are you talking about on the mainsite or on the forums?
    I didn't mean to strike a cord, sorry. I guess if someone was really interested in ones gender they could easily find out from just going to their main weasyl page. And it was just for the forums as the main page already has a place to input your gender.

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    I support the ability to type in what gender you are.

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    Or you could just do what Facebook did and make a nice big long list. Because I guess that's easier than just typing it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runefox View Post
    Or you could just do what Facebook did and make a nice big long list. Because I guess that's easier than just typing it in?
    I don't know, I think the suggestion was for the forums so people know how to refer to you properly?

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    Only as long as there's an option to enter your own string.
         
       
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    Together under the
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