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Offline SmirGel

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Forum Profile idea
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:01:42 am »
I was thinking if we should add to forum profile place a tab for sexuality orientation I've sometimes problems to know what sexuality orientation person has. . .

so would it be possible to add tab ? and it could be left blank if you want so it's not forced to have

and maybe it could even show when you post or not ?

anyway that's the idea just saying...  :alexxgay:

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Re: Forum Profile idea
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 06:17:34 am »
This sound pretty pointless in my opinion. I don't think it has any use at all. FT is not a dating site, so there is no need to publicly put our orientation on our profiles. Sexual orientation is not something we all want to flaunt and some of us would rather not publicly display it. Besides, there are already many ways you can learn a member's sexual orientation. For example...

- Lurking within this thread.
- Viewing some of their previous posts.
- Personally asking them with the use of PMs, MSN or Yahoo instant messengers.
- Looking at what kind of 'art' they favour over on Furaffinity without the use of the mature filter.

Will all allow you to learn a member's sexuality. Anyway, why do really you want to know what our sexual orientations are? Why does it matter if someone is gay, straight or bi? What will you get out of by learning a member's sexual orientation?
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Re: Forum Profile idea
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 06:32:39 am »
@above

it helps cases like this

http://www.furryteens.org/forum/index.php?topic=9619.0

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Okay first of all you're friends maybe should've been there for you, but if I get this correct you're gay, right?

I'm talking about cases like that when people aren't sure so it would help.

but w/e if it makes the site too much "dating site"

EDIT: if new member comes and tells about his problem he might not first post to sexuality threat or have FA or have any art

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Re: Forum Profile idea
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 08:12:27 am »
I agree with Gage on all points.  The gender field serves a practical purpose, but since FT is not a dating or sexual site, there's really no practical need for something like this.  Besides, if this information is necessary and relevant in a post, people always include it.
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