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Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:18 am
by PeeweeHerman
There is a number of mods that provide the possibility registering a member's gender, but none are recent. Also, upgrading to a newer version of phpbb will cause problems.
So, please add an extra field to the user profile for gender with the possibility to make it a mandatory field, and also an option to filter on it.
Thanks!

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Posted by PeeweeHerman

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:21 am
by _Vinny_
This can be done using the Custom Profile Fields.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:25 am
by PeeweeHerman
Really? Missed that one then.
But still, wouldnt it be something rather obvious to set when a user registers? Shouldnt be a Custom Profile Field if you ask me...

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:27 am
by Volksdevil
Ive +1'd simply because I think it should be there as standard along with:
Name
Date of Birth

Seems a logical thing to add imo.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:21 am
by PeeweeHerman
I don't get it why people vote against my suggestion. It's trivial userdata...

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:10 am
by callumacrae
PeeweeHerman wrote:I don't get it why people vote against my suggestion. It's trivial userdata...
Because it is already possible to do.

I get a bit creeped out when a website asks for my gender when it doesn't need it.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:25 pm
by Hardolaf
I usually reply Jedi when it asks

Re: Gender

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:23 pm
by PeeweeHerman
I'm convinced this isnt the place for this question, but I have made a custom profile field, made it mandatory on registration, selected show in user control panel...but I cannot use it for find a member in ACP, nor can I make it a private field (not showing to other users), I cant filter on it, how can I use it to make a female-only subforum...how is this useful?

Re: Gender

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:52 pm
by keith10456
PeeweeHerman wrote:I'm convinced this isnt the place for this question, but I have made a custom profile field, made it mandatory on registration, selected show in user control panel...but I cannot use it for find a member in ACP, nor can I make it a private field (not showing to other users), I cant filter on it, how can I use it to make a female-only subforum...how is this useful?
You listed a few things that's needed in the ACP ;)

Re: Gender

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:52 pm
by keith10456
No only because it can be done via CPF. However, the CPF needs to be improved a bit.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:52 am
by Techie-Micheal
Volksdevil wrote:Ive +1'd simply because I think it should be there as standard along with:
Name
Date of Birth

Seems a logical thing to add imo.
Please provide your bank account number, mother's maiden name, and your Facebook password.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:50 am
by Volksdevil
Nah...Those are private for obvious reasons Mr...Or is it Mrs Techie? ;) Not really a good comparison.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:13 am
by Techie-Micheal
Volksdevil wrote:Nah...Those are private for obvious reasons Mr...Or is it Mrs Techie? ;) Not really a good comparison.
Does it really matter if I'm male or female? If your users are okay with providing personally-identifiable information, use the CPF, but making it default for all installs is going to drive people away.

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:44 pm
by Volksdevil
Drive people away?! LOL.

Well here's a fact for you...

On many forums I've used, I have seen countless examples of replies to posts such as:
"Cheers mate"
Cheers dude"
Thanks bro"
Welcome along man"

When these replies were to Women, obviously they had to correct the people replying to them. I've seen this on many forums over many years so I looked to correct it on mine.

Here's the fact...As soon as everybody knew the gender of the person they were conversing with...It stopped. You have to consider that many forums may seem Male OR Female dominated but obviously have members of the opposite sex too. PHPBB isn't a great example because there is a good representation of each sex.

A car forum is a good example...May seem male dominated but...

Re: Gender

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:20 pm
by Techie-Micheal
Yes, drive people away. Why on earth should I be forced to provide identifying information about myself if I don't want to? I refuse to register for sites that force the use of Facebook login. They don't need access to that information. I refuse to register for sites that force me to provide more information than is necessary to participate. Laugh all you want, but I just gave you an example.