Opened 3 years ago

Closed 19 months ago

#5852 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Adding Pronouns field on the profile

Reported by: felipeloureirosantos's profile felipeloureirosantos Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Profiles Keywords: 2nd-opinion close


I see that we even have a pronouns' field on the Make WordPress Slack workspace, and I believe it would be great to have something like that on our profile.

Personally, I believe that's even more relevant when speaking some languages like Portuguese that don't have a neutral pronoun (not even a singular use of they/them).

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
3 years ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

#2 @felipeloureirosantos
3 years ago

Just an update that I create a ticket on Core for the same thing with a patch:

#3 @dd32
2 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion close added

I'm not sure I see the real point in asking/collecting/displaying personal details such as gender/pronoun preferences on The profiles are intended to be a snapshot of ones activity on and their position in the community, not their personal life/details.

If someone were to wish to clarify it for those they're communicating with, they can do that through the existing freeform name/nickname fields, for example John Doe (they/him), or within their profile bio (if they chose to add one).

There aren't many other places where it would make sense to display that either. Slack is kind of special, a 3rd party application, and a different form of communication and more personal 1:1 than the rest of simply chose to not disable the slack pronoun field (although slack defaulted to disabled, to avoid pushing features out to enterprises who didn't want it).

I've heard from some community members in the past that the WordPress ecosystem has been one of the most welcoming tech communities they'd interacted with, purely because their gender and identity wasn't ever an issue, they didn't have to state who they are or that despite their appearance they identified differently, just that they're here to help.

When this is merged to WordPress core, and/or gender-based translation support is added, it may make more sense then.
Until then, IMHO this is probably a maybelater ticket, even purely for respecting ones privacy by not collecting data we don't need to know, while acknowledging that those who wish/need to state it somewhere, can already do so as mentioned above.

#4 @coffee2code
19 months ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Agreed for everything dd32 said above.

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