Binary gender is an absolute deal-killer for my site
Howdy, all, I'm the administrator of a forum for LGBT and queer-friendly geek culture. This means that many of our members do not identify as binary genders (male or female), and many more (especially women) aren't exactly comfortable publishing their gender publicly because of the extreme misogyny and prejudice women face in gaming and IT. The mandatory gender selector is an absolute deal-breaker; we'd love to migrate from phpBB, but we can't expose our users to having to select a gender that doesn't describe them, or violate their own privacy.
Right now I have a test instance up where I've renamed "male" and "female" to "squid" and "zombie," but I'm concerned that there may still be pronouns hidden in the site which will refer to our users as "he." I guess I just wanted to say that this is great software, and having gender as a mandatory feature is a massive shame.
If anyone can confirm whether there are pronoun-using features in the site features somewhere (as some of the discussions I found from searching the board indicate), that would be great. If I can just change everyone to "they" it would be wonderful.