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Gender options

Started by TheTree, August 11, 2021, 02:55:51 AM

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Hello 🙂

In the choice of which gender you belong to , you can only choose woman or man.

I think it´s very obsolete the gender options isn´t much more upgraded when we live in a time where people live out other genders. 😫

It feels very exclusive to me as a non-binary when I can´t choose any option. 😢

There should also be other options such as
transgirl, ~ transwoman, ~ transguy, ~ transman, ~ bigender, ~ genderfluid, ~ no gender and many other options of genders to fill in. 🥰

Hope you will change this as soon as possible !! 🙏


as not everyone would want this for their forums, there's a mod for that

as this doesn't really have anything to do with Server Performance and Configuration I've moved it to Feature Requests as that seems to be what this is....however again, as not everyone would want this for their forums it won't be added to the core of smf, but there are mods that will add them


in SMF 2.1 by default you can add as many different options for gender as you want. that does not mean that we will add any more that is an option we may or may not take when our forum is upgraded.


In 2.0.x, you can also disable the gender field and use custom fields.  Using custom fields may have some benefits, e.g., it would enable you to configure separate SO, GI, and pronouns if desired.  Plus no mod or coding is necessary.

IIRC, the mod allows icons, which might also be helpful.

So there are multiple options in 2.0.

The gender profile field itself can be renamed & expanded however you want in 2.1, and, you can add other custom profile fields as well in 2.1.

Similar prior thread:

Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp


Now more than ever it's not really practical to have a list of choices, better to have a single field and allow members define themselves or not.


I couldn't give a flying... what gender people are so i don't understand this 'demand' for numerous options.

Some people: "Don't label me!"
The same people "I want the forum to have a label for me"

I don't get it at all.

If you really want something this seems the most practical solution to me.
Quote from: zappaDPJ on August 15, 2021, 09:56:04 PM
Now more than ever it's not really practical to have a list of choices, better to have a single field and allow members define themselves or not.
which can be accomplished by
Quote from: shawnb61 on August 11, 2021, 10:28:12 AM
use custom fields.

That way you can identify as a tree if you want to. Your call.
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