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December 15th, 2009

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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: crushedcrushed

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[User Picture]
Date:December 15th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
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.
[User Picture]
Date:December 15th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
I will take the hugs, but I like the fact that you're passing the news on even more :)

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