[Clipart] stuff done today

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Mon Aug 9 10:40:39 PDT 2010

totally, lets not put gender, work, etc.

Avatar, name (optional), and website, and bio is enough in my opinion,
and then make them editable...cool...


On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Nathan Eady <eady at galion.lib.oh.us> wrote:
> Francis Bond <bond at ieee.org> writes:
>> do we really need to ask for gender?
> Not really, no.
> Then again, we don't really *need* to ask for job or country or home
> page or avatar, either.
> There's a balance to strike.
> On the one hand, people like to have some kind of identity associated
> with their account beyond just the username.  Artists should be able
> to get *some* kind of credit for their contributions to the library,
> and letting them put a little bit of personal information on their
> profile is one way to do a little bit of that.
> On the other hand, it would certainly be possible to go too far and
> turn the thing into Yet Another Redundant And Totally Gratuitous
> Social Networking Site, which would be a real shame.
> Personally, I think the current amount of detail is just about right,
> but I don't feel strongly either way about the inclusion of the gender
> field specifically.  I mean, between the avatar and the full name and
> the home page link, there's plenty of room to disclose one's gender,
> if it seems important, even without having a gender field as such.
> --
> Nathan Eady
> Galion Public Library
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