[Clipart] stuff done today

chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 13:16:07 PDT 2010

Well I'm going to totally disagree with all of you and say, lets do it. 
(I already have done it - before I sent out the first email of this 
thread, "oh, lol".)
However, all of those options are there if you WANT to fill them out.
When I'm finished with it, it will give people the options to either say 
nothing about themselves (which is fine), or to say
gender, country, interests, Avatar, homepage, bio (and filling these out 
is also fine).

The facility is there right now to put info in about yourself, you can 
choose to use it or not. You can (will be able to soon) also choose to 
hide certain info. I want the profile to be able to automatically detect 
if the user has input anything, and show that on their profile (default 
will be "not shown") . If they choose not to write any info, then their 
profile will display a "No info available on this user". It's a little 
weird seeing an empty "Homepage" field on peoples profile. Let's clean 
it up a bit eh? Before we didn't have the choice of what we displayed 
about ourselves, now we are starting to.

If you really think we *shouldn't* include any of these fields, I'd like 
to hear reasoning, instead of just "I dont want it." :-)


On 10/08/2010 6:08 a.m., Leonardo Cunha wrote:
> I totally agree with that. Gender is not so important. A bio field 
> would be more useful. And people can always write whatever they want 
> in bio, like gender and job.
> Best regards,
> Leonardo Cunha
> 2010/8/9 jon at rejon.org <mailto:jon at rejon.org> <jon at rejon.org 
> <mailto:jon at rejon.org>>
>     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...
>     Jon
>     On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Nathan Eady
>     <eady at galion.lib.oh.us <mailto:eady at galion.lib.oh.us>> wrote:
>     > Francis Bond <bond at ieee.org <mailto: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.
>     >
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