1. Cosmos
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    Disable gender icon

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Cosmos, Jan 12, 2010.

    Forgive me my ignorance, but how does one disable their gender icon? I have no wish for people to know my gender since it is a privacy issue. I've looked in the CP and saw nothing. Can you please direct me?
     
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    If it can be done at all, Daniel will have to do it for you. It used to be possible to sign up without specifying gender, but I don't know it that is still the case.

    Send a private message to Daniel with your request.
     
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    Thank you for your suggestion; I have done so.

    I believe gender is a mandatory field.
     
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    queer theory is some thing i know alot about, which includes gender binaries, there are alot of people who do not fit into either of the binary settings, and having a forum signup asking for someone to conform to them could drive them away, maybe it would be a idea to remove it from signup
     
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    i don't think keeping all from listing their gender is the solution, since it's often helpful to know if one's addressing a guy or gal, even if only to get the pronoun right and not offend by referring to a 'he' as a 'she' and v/v...

    why not just add a 'prefer not to say' option?...
     
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    I agree with maia on this. Giving an option would be a good idea.
     
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    I agree with having the option "prefer not to say" myself. It's good to know whether a person is male or female when addressing them, but sometimes a person would rather not bring attention to their gender, myself included.
     

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