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[personal profile] piranha
i am mostly immune to it by now, except this one is so very clearly geared towards advertising instead of making people feel welcome and safe:

m/f gender will be a mandatory field at account creation.

LJ has never been terribly good about this; years of gender petition have resulted in no action that might make TG people feel considered. but now they're removing even the piddly "unspecified" option.

if you still care about LJ, synecdochic has good advice on how to give feedback.

if they start enforcing the binary choice for existing account holders, i'll stop reading the friends-locked LJs for which i now still visit the site.

on 2009-12-15 09:08 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] synecdochic
We're now getting "oh, it was a bug! we were never going to push it live!" which is pretty much a flat-out, bald-faced lie, but I'm okay with being called a liar in public if it means that the changes are reverted.

on 2009-12-15 11:20 (UTC)
Posted by (Anonymous)
It looks as if this was either a genuine mistake -- and never live -- or as if they're responding rapidly to concerns. As they've never done the latter before, I'm inclined to believe it's the former.

Link to Their comments conveniently all in the post a of one of my friends (http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1358959.html).

Jo Walton


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