[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5852: Adding Pronouns field on the W.org profile

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#5852: Adding Pronouns field on the W.org profile
 Reporter:  felipeloureirosantos  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low                   |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion close     |
Changes (by dd32):

 * keywords:   => 2nd-opinion close


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

 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
 WordPress.org.. WordPress.org 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.[[BR]]
 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.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5852#comment:3>
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