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Website & Forums Pronouns and/or Non-binary Gender Option

Discussion in 'General Suggestions' started by Stormarend, Sep 17, 2022.

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What to do?

  1. Add preferred pronouns instead of the gender options

    44.7%
  2. Add non-binary to the gender options

    17.0%
  3. Do not change the gender options

    38.3%
  1. Stormarend

    Stormarend The classes DO NOT correspond with the elements.

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    Y'know, I thought somebody would've made a thread about this by now.

    Wynncraft's forums allow users to specify their gender. However, the choices leave a lot to be desired. Well, not a lot, just something rather important.
    Screenshot 2022-09-17 at 23.30.06.png
    The only options are male, female, and unspecified. This doesn't allow people with non-binary gender identities to list their gender if they wish to. Adding the option to list one's gender as non-binary should be relatively trivial, and doesn't have any downsides.

    Additionally, we could just do away with the gender options altogether, and allow users to specify their pronouns. I am personally in favour of this, as it makes much more practical sense. We don't often explicitly refer to each other's gender, whereas we use gendered pronouns on a regular basis. As such, I think replacing the gender options with the option to list one's preferred pronouns would be the more effective approach.

    Some questions I'll answer preemptively in case it's needed:

    Q: Can't you just list your pronouns in the 'Custom Title' field?
    A: Sure. The same could be said for the current options to display gender, location, date of birth, and occupation.

    Q: Wouldn't this be a waste of developer time?
    A: Not as far as I can see. The suggestion is quite simple.

    Q: Is this possible in XenForo?
    A: Dunno. Probably.

    Q: Isn't this woke?
    A: Shut up.

    Q: Did you account for ___?
    A: If there is anything I missed, please let me know. :)
     

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  2. Dr Zed

    Dr Zed Famous Adventurer HERO

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    If you really want to I don’t see why not
     
  3. TeaVee

    TeaVee Well-Known Adventurer CHAMPION

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    I feel there is no issue with adding this at all, don't think its 'political' just a request. Only thing that would make it political is continuing to talk about how its political so lets kill that now lol.

    would it be neat if added? yes. Is it neccesary? no not really, people to my knowledge don't read people's wynncraft gender on their profile page- and I feel unspecified works albeit a bit more vague.

    so yeah I guess this would be nice if added.
     
  4. AmbassadorDazz

    AmbassadorDazz Discord Killjoy Staff Member Moderator HERO

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    While this is a good mannered suggestion, do not respond to feedback in a way that could incite a flame war. Genders are inherently bereft of any and all political aspects - if you identify as something that's outside the "usual", then by all means, go for it. As for players who are trying to push the "politics" angle for gender of all things... consider this your only warning. Read the Game & Forum Rules - Forums Rule 9 exists for a good reason. Flame wars are not welcome in Wynncraft as they promote a toxic environment and generally ruin the experience for everyone, not just those who are involved, but the bystanders as well.

    Thread locked until further notice. OP, feel free to reach out in Conversations to request an unlock for this thread with solid reasoning as to why. EDIT: Thread unlocked. As a reminder, please remain civil in the Forums.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2022
  5. Stormarend

    Stormarend The classes DO NOT correspond with the elements.

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    wait what i never even asked for the unlock
     
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  6. ghoti0315

    ghoti0315 buff assassin CHAMPION

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    I just don't see why not, all they have to do is make another option like
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    Just like what you all see in google forms lmao

    Also forum rules #9 exists so I dont see it problematic