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KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

I have never understood why there is an “other” gender possibility when registering for scratch. I mean really? I know there are some people that are a combination of two genders, but why can you enter your own type of gender? Also, can't they just check one of the genders and say they are that person based on personality? Does anyone know?



turkey3
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

Well, technically spambots have no gender…

KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

turkey3 wrote:

Well, technically spambots have no gender…
… No comment (or forum post)

Last edited by KingOfAwesome58219 (Aug. 16, 2014 05:39:43)




Rumanti
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

turkey3 wrote:

Well, technically spambots have no gender…
xD

:wq
amgames
New to Scratch
100+ posts

Other Gender

While it seems logical to let a person just choose whichever they're closest to, some people (agender etc) identify with neither of the genders.

The purpose of the gender option is purely statistical. Forcing people into one of these 2 categories would cause the data to be less accurate. “Other” is sort-of a way of opting out.

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GyroscopeBill
Scratcher
500+ posts

Other Gender

Maybe they could have lots of options like on Facebook, but I think it would be easiest if you could click other, and not have the box where you type. That's because one of my friends (and I'm sure others have done this) typed in the box “snail”. It's funny, but pretty pointless.

turkey3 wrote:

Well, technically spambots have no gender…

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samanyolu
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

I think “other gender” is prepared for the people who doesn't wanna give his/her gender. Let's assume a person makes a Scratch account and he/she doesn't wanna give his/her gender, so he/she chooses the “other gender” section.

Last edited by samanyolu (Aug. 22, 2014 11:10:20)

KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

samanyolu wrote:

I think “other gender” is prepared for the people who doesn't wanna give his/her gender. Let's assume a person makes a Scratch account and he/she doesn't wanna give his/her gender, so he/she chooses the “other gender” section.
That makes more sense.



bobbybee
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

There are genderqueer people.

There are also transgender people in the closet.

There are agender people.

There are bigender people.

There are androgynous people.


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iTweak0r
Scratcher
100+ posts

Other Gender

Also I created an account to stop people from impersonating me so I put its gender as “Spam Stopper.”

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TheHockeyist
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

iTweak0r wrote:

Also I created an account to stop people from impersonating me so I put its gender as “Spam Stopper.”

Seriously?


Dreamo
Scratcher
500+ posts

Other Gender

I think it's for the reason samanyolu said. I see this on a lot of websites I sign up for, it's not uncommon.


KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Other Gender

iTweak0r wrote:

Also I created an account to stop people from impersonating me so I put its gender as “Spam Stopper.”
XD It's starting to seem like more of a joke now.
But bobbybee is probably right.

bobbybee wrote:

There are genderqueer people.

There are also transgender people in the closet.

There are agender people.

There are bigender people.

There are androgynous people.

And then it doubles for what samanyolu said:

samanyolu wrote:

I think “other gender” is prepared for the people who doesn't wanna give his/her gender. Let's assume a person makes a Scratch account and he/she doesn't wanna give his/her gender, so he/she chooses the “other gender” section.

And then triples as a joke.



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