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Other gender option.

Dani Alexander 1 year ago updated by Marylin Collester 1 month ago 7 1 duplicate

I am extremely sad that  this option was not already implemented. I mean, it's almost 2021! Rick Riordan is a man who supports the LGBTQ+ community, and many of this sites users (including me and my partner) REALLY would enjoy another gender option. Technically, it does not matter our gender. But if thats the case, whys the feature even there? I'd extremely appreciate it if you would consider adding an "other" or "rather not say" option on there, because I feel that this would definitely be of use to many of us in this community. Thank you! 

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While Rick Riordan, and millions of others also support this, there is little possibility that your topic will be seen as a separate item from all the others. Please search in the suggestions bar for the larger topic for this, so the ideas don't all get lost! If we want this passed, it needs to be as a solitary union, not hundreds of little ones like this. You should also know that this idea has been denied several times before, and has little chance of passing.

Hope this helps <3

Actually it doesn't help, as it only discourages people from writing their ideas and wishes in the feedback forum. 

The MoMs of all sites are still discussing this with the owners, as we (the MoMs) would very much like such an option. However, technically it's very difficult to implement in our current system. The gender we select for our character at the beginning does have a function. Most sites have dorms for girls and dorms for boys in their common rooms (or the equivalent on your site), and according to the owner of the site this separation runs in the background of many other parts of the site (e.g. you can search by gender on the marauders map). This is why it's not an easy addition to make, although we try our best to come up with a solution that fits the times we live in. So please be patient with WoP/WoX <3

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This idea has been talked about many, many times, and it's been established pretty well that it'd be hard to implement. I would absolutely love for it to be a feature, but certain bits of the site would need to be reworked for it D:

I understand why people want it so much, but having 12 different suggestion posts for it isn't going to help any more than 1.

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Sorry I cannot understand, why it’s possible to force people to decide between „male“ or „female“ and why it’s so hard to add the option „NB“. And if that question was discussed that often why can‘t the admins of this game understand that a lot of people wish to have these option. 

On the other hand I created a lot of characters and I payed a lot of money to play here. But I won‘t pay for ignorant, intolerant and non-binary-phobics anymore.

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Things like the house dormitories work based on your character's gender - if there was a third option added, this would break them.


I'd love for this to be a thing. Truly. But it's more complicated than simply adding an extra button when you join the site D: so it'd take a lot of reworking to get it done properly.

The argument for the lack of a non-binary option is that gender-segregated dormitories exist. In my experience, the activity in these roleplay forums is less than monthly. This should be taken into consideration. Perhaps there should only be one dormitory forum per house?
I also know that staff and management tend to be great at coming up with solutions for issues like this. It should be about time. Adding more gender options would be an opportunity for more character diversity that is already lacking.