FORUMS: Pronoun Options in Bio


#1

I’ve seen a few forums suggestions in the Portal Features section, so I hope this is the right place, @Sydney_H?

There are quite a few other Discourse forums that have the ability to choose which pronouns you go by. I think this would be a great addition to the forums for a few reasons:

  1. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees someone’s really androgynous profile picture and has no clue what pronouns to refer to them by. This would clear that up.

  2. This is a really small but really helpful way to show that we’re taking a lot of the LGBTQ community into consideration. As a cisgender woman, I can’t pretend to talk about any part of the acronym apart from B and possibly L, but I hope it would be a welcome addition.

  3. You don’t have to fill it out if you don’t want to. It’s optional.

I think this is a great idea, as it helps to keep a lot of people from being misgendered if this is something that upsets, frustrates or otherwise negatively affects them.


#2

YES. YOU HAVE ALL OF MY SUPPORT.
:raised_hands:


#3

Hopefully this small addition won’t be too much of a hassle to Episode! :slight_smile:


#4

Yes, this is an amazing idea, 100% support :nerd_face: :+1:

The Wattpad Forums has this option and it would be cool if the Episode Forums did as well :sunglasses:


#5

Yeah, Portal is fine. :smiley: We don’t have an actual Forum Feature area, so for now here is good :+1:


#6

I don’t get it


#7

What don’t you get? :slight_smile:


#8

The pronoun thing


#9

What about it? What pronouns are or how I suggest they be used on the forums?


#10

Yeah that


#11

Which one? :slight_smile:


#12

Support as long as its optional


#13


#14

Why? It is hassle, you can just write it in bio itself like I did for me


#15

It’s not a hassle. Other Forums have this option and to date, no one has had a problem with it. Besides, if it took place, it’d be purely optional. And not everyone chooses to write it in their bio.

I think it’s a fantastic idea :+1:


#16

Most people are not like me, why make stuff only few peeps will use??


#17

Of course people aren’t like you. They can’t be. Everyone is different. And honestly, you can’t say most people will never use. You don’t know that. If you don’t agree, it’s fine however this is a thread for people who want to see this feature implemented in and that’s great.

Anyways @ShanniiWrites , everyone on this thread supports it, it’d honestly be such a cool addition to the Forums :+1:


#19

It definitely is an amazing, brilliant idea, I think a lot of people would use this if they gave the option which would make people happy :heart:


#20

Actually, Wattpad has this feature and Wattpad has a very similar readerbase to Episode. Most people use it because it’s not just about LGBTQ issues. It’s about those damn androgynous names and pics, too. You saying most people wouldn’t use it is completely wrong.


#21

Also, who said it’s a fuss? It’s just a nice feature request. Why are you trying to dictate what other people request?