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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Thu, Sep. 4th, 2003 12:09 pm


Click here for more info!


I just added the above to my userinfo... so let me explain.

gender_petition's goal is for LJ to add at least one alternative to the LiveJournal userstats where you can choose "male" or "female" (you do have the option to leave it blank).

One alternative discussed is to add "other" as an option. They're waiting for the community to reach a membership of 1000 before voting on what precisely to petition for. So join if you're interested!

I must say LJ has been more responsive already than the website where I brought this up to the admins myself. I was basically told to get a life. Those who have been there get no points for guessing which site I mean.

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firni
firni
Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul
Thu, Sep. 4th, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)

They should have a free-form choice, so people can fill in whatever they want.


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leora
leora
Leora
Thu, Sep. 4th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC)

A free form choice is a bad idea as it would completely defeat the purpose of the gender question. The information never displays linkd to any particular user, it is there solely to gather statistical data. And a free form choice would leave LJ with pretty much no stats.

I am in favor of the addition of "other". I hope it happens. But it's not high up on my list of dev changes I want made. There are just too many things that really need work. And I don't really like having S2 be halfway; I'd rather they finish it and fully release it.

Although if I ever see a dev type going, hmmm what should I do (as if that ever happens but if) I'll try to remember to suggest they code a patch for this.


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