Feb. 1st, 2010

zeborah: Map of New Zealand with a zebra salient (Rainbow)
Back in December I wrote about how LJ planned to make the gender field mandatory and binary. They backed down on that and kept the male/female/unspecified split.

But yesterday I heard that LJ has now (without announcement or discussion) renamed "unspecified" to "it's personal", though they've been told that for a whole lot of people it's not some great secret, it's just that it's neither male-not-female nor female-not-male.

They say that our feedback is valuable to them and it sounds like they're discussing options to fix it, but I'm kind of not so hopeful that even if they fix it this time they won't break it again in another month or two.

So I'm taking my hitherto very slow transition towards Dreamwidth a step further, thus:
  • I've imported all my LJ entries and comments into Dreamwidth;
  • tweaking of my awesome zebra-stripe Dreamwidth theme/CSS continues;
  • from now on I'll be posting in Dreamwidth with (if I've configured this right) an automatic crosspost into LJ;
  • I'd mildly prefer people to comment in Dreamwidth (if you don't have an account you can use the OpenID option with yourusername.livejournal.com, or the anonymous option if you find it easier) and keep all the conversation together there, but I don't really mind that much so just comment wherever you prefer;
  • I'll hang around in LJ to read and comment;
  • I'll slowly pull together my Dreamwidth access list and reading circle over time. If you've got a DW account, I'll find you quicker if you tell/remind me of your username but otherwise I'm sure I'll find you anyway.


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