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Gender Type Options

Started by on Aug 25, 2015 – Contents updated: Apr 26, 2016

Aug 25, 2015 17:48    

I noticed the other day that the user registration page only offers the option of specifying whether the user is male or female. Would it be possible to add an 'other' option for those who might wish to select such a thing? I did look in the MySQL tables, but couldn't locate where the options might be held, or the data stored for the individual user.

25 Aug 2015 23:08

@chris_of_arabia the gender info is saved into the T_users.user_gender field which is defined as CHAR(1), and there are no restrictictions at database level for the possible values. Limitations are stablished in the code, so the only valid values that you can send through the interface (back and front-office) are "M" and "F".

As an idea, Facebook let users stablish a third gender: "Custom". After selecting that option, a text field is enabled and I think they are able to type in any value: i.e.: Vulcanian :D

25 Aug 2015 23:30

ok, let me put it this way: do we have a single user right now who cannot identify *self with Male or Female (or unspecified -- which is also an option) ? Because the list of feature requests that would benefit 1+ current users is pretty long already... :p

26 Aug 2015 15:34

the list of feature requests that would benefit 1+ current users is pretty long already... :p

I am not actually that user, but things don't seem quite as settled as perhaps they once were...

23 Apr 2016 20:46

I've just been reading the release notes for the 6.7.1 beta - I guess this one got in after all.


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