December 15th, 2009
|angelikitten||04:46 am - Oh LJ...|
LiveJournal's making a change to the gender setting on the profile page.
* Gender will be a mandatory field at account creation.
* LiveJournal is removing the Unspecified option for the gender field. That's right: you get to be male or female. Period. That's it. (Source.)
I... I don't even have words to explain how much this hurts me. And it does hurt, because I can't see what good limiting the gender option does at all, especially if the information is staying private.
It's probably silly of me to be crying about this, but I just don't need this shit right now.
(For those who'd like suggestions on how to deal with this, this post has some ideas, which is where I found out about it.)
[Edit] Apparently the change is not going through (edit at the bottom of the page), sorry!
Current Mood: crushed
Ugh, fuck that. Livejournal, get it together. Discriminating against a large portion of your userbase in order to get teh ad revenues is NOT good business practice. I'm cisfemale, and I still don't want to do business with a company that would pull this shit.
*internet hugs for OP, if you want them*
I sent a modified form letter in as feedback and passed it on in my personal journal.
I will take the hugs, but I like the fact that you're passing the news on even more :)