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adding a gender option?


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#21 Offline AleeGuy - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:38 PM

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If there was a other option I would pick it. BeCaUs3 ImA al31N

Nah I would say Attack Helicopter.
:0 is dat even possible can i becomes da metal flying boy?
Yas there should be Attack Helicopter out of 72 genders
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#22 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:47 PM

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If there was a other option I would pick it. BeCaUs3 ImA al31N

Nah I would say Attack Helicopter.
:0 is dat even possible can i becomes da metal flying boy?
Yas there should be Attack Helicopter out of 72 genders

 

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#23 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:56 PM

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#24 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:56 PM

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If there was a other option I would pick it. BeCaUs3 ImA al31N

Nah I would say Attack Helicopter.
:0 is dat even possible can i becomes da metal flying boy?
Yas there should be Attack Helicopter out of 72 genders

 

I put Attack Helicopter whenever it lets me put in my own gender.


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#25 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:58 PM

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If there was a other option I would pick it. BeCaUs3 ImA al31N

Nah I would say Attack Helicopter.
:0 is dat even possible can i becomes da metal flying boy?
Yas there should be Attack Helicopter out of 72 genders

 

I put Attack Helicopter whenever it lets me put in my own gender.

 

that's not funny...


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#26 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 12 2020 - 12:58 PM

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Edited by KitsAntVa, November 12 2020 - 12:59 PM.

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#27 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 12 2020 - 1:13 PM

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Are we trying to promote gender expression or making a joke out of it. If you want something changed at least take it seriously.


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#28 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 12 2020 - 1:20 PM

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I understand.
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#29 Offline mmcguffi - Posted November 12 2020 - 1:36 PM

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in this thread, I learn who is toxic and easily threatened by gender identity

 

if more gender options aren't added, I agree an occam's razor approach would be to simple remove gender options


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I put Attack Helicopter whenever it lets me put in my own gender.

that's not funny...

 


Are we trying to promote gender expression or making a joke out of it. If you want something changed at least take it seriously.

 
If you are trying to "promote gender expression" why are you gatekeeping what others can identify as and for what reasons? Seems like a weird approach given your stated goals. :facepalm:


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#31 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 12 2020 - 1:47 PM

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I put Attack Helicopter whenever it lets me put in my own gender.

that's not funny...

 


Are we trying to promote gender expression or making a joke out of it. If you want something changed at least take it seriously.

 
If you are trying to "promote gender expression" why are you gatekeeping what others can identify as and for what reasons? Seems like a weird approach given your stated goals. :facepalm:

 

you and all the other people saying it know that "attack helicopter" is not an actual gender, just a meme made specifically to mock actual expressions of gender identity. 


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#32 Offline Subverted - Posted November 12 2020 - 1:58 PM

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you and all the other people saying it know that "attack helicopter" is not an actual gender, just a meme made specifically to mock actual expressions of gender identity.


Who are you exactly that you get to determine people's motives and intentions? Did someone give you some innate power over other people's decisions, lives, and ideologies?

You could easily say "you and all the other people saying it know that anything is not an actual gender" if you want to start gatekeeping what is or is not a gender based upon random people's assumptions about other people's motives and intentions...
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#33 Offline Vendayn - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:01 PM

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I put Attack Helicopter whenever it lets me put in my own gender.

that's not funny...

 


Are we trying to promote gender expression or making a joke out of it. If you want something changed at least take it seriously.

 
If you are trying to "promote gender expression" why are you gatekeeping what others can identify as and for what reasons? Seems like a weird approach given your stated goals. :facepalm:

 

you and all the other people saying it know that "attack helicopter" is not an actual gender, just a meme made specifically to mock actual expressions of gender identity. 

 

Sounds like bigotry. Just because YOU don't think an attack helicopter is a gender doesn't mean someone else might. What if someone really wants to be an attack helicopter that you see in anime? 

 

Here is a plane version

 

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What if that is what someone identifys as that?

Sounds like the only bigot here is YOU. Tons of anime fans identify as anime, because that is what they want to be and believe themselves to be.


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#34 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:04 PM

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you and all the other people saying it know that "attack helicopter" is not an actual gender, just a meme made specifically to mock actual expressions of gender identity.


Who are you exactly that you get to determine people's motives and intentions? Did someone give you some innate power over other people's decisions, lives, and ideologies?

You could easily say "you and all the other people saying it know that anything is not an actual gender" if you want to start gatekeeping what is or is not a gender based upon random people's assumptions about other people's motives and intentions...

ok sorry, if you really want to identify as a attack helicopter idc. i don't want to cause an argument, i just wanted to know if that one change could be made, or if the whole gender option thing could just be removed 


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#35 Offline mmcguffi - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:04 PM

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drtrmiller put it this way, "While it is critical to the continued growth of this community that we make every aspiring antkeeper feel welcome here, the reality is that these sorts of positive discussions and requests are likely to trigger some of our more sensitive members to post intolerant remarks, or to proceed to ask questions in bad faith, as evidenced by some of the responses thus far.  Consequently, it is probably best if requests of this type are directed to the forum admin dspdrew through private message, rather than put forth for public discussion."

 

 

This, I think, has shown particular resonance in this thread already, though perhaps Minigun has not correctly identified the sensitive group.



#36 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:07 PM

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drtrmiller put it this way, "While it is critical to the continued growth of this community that we make every aspiring antkeeper feel welcome here, the reality is that these sorts of positive discussions and requests are likely to trigger some of our more sensitive members to post intolerant remarks, or to proceed to ask questions in bad faith, as evidenced by some of the responses thus far.  Consequently, it is probably best if requests of this type are directed to the forum admin dspdrew through private message, rather than put forth for public discussion."

 

 

This, I think, has shown particular resonance in this thread already, though perhaps Minigun has not correctly identified the sensitive group.

 

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#37 Offline Barristan - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:11 PM

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My suggestion would be to just remove the gender option completely, nobody cares what gender you are and if you can't set your gender you can also not complain that you got discriminated because of it...


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#38 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:18 PM

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And this is what threads like this turn out as:

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#39 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:19 PM

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Making a change like that is not as simple as it seems. I have a HUGE list of things I need to do this forum. I can add removing the gender option to my list if it's not already there.


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#40 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:21 PM

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Making a change like that is not as simple as it seems. I have a HUGE list of things I need to do this forum. I can add removing the gender option to my list if it's not already there.

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