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Mon 22nd Aug 2011 2:39pm
Category: The New Site
Something that I'm trying to do with the new site is have information on profiles more categorised... That is, you'd choose things like your race and religion from a drop-down menu rather than writing whatever strikes your fancy.
It'd make it possible to generate statistics for the site - how many Muslims are there? Are most members White? - and it'd discourage whimsical entries in those fields.
There are obvious issues, though. Would it even be possible to make reasonable lists for every religion that anyone could possibly have? Or every race?
I'm going to present here some lists of things, and if you think that certain categories are missing, then mention them and I'll append them to the lists.
Also, the accounts will ask for more information this time. It'll all be optional, of course; you won't HAVE to provide anything that you don't want to provide. Some things asked for might include height and weight, and general physical build, as well as eye and hair colour. I see them as trivial and mildly interesting facts that people could provide in order to say more about themselves, or something, and I like gathering statistics and generating graphs based on those statistics. How tall and heavy is the average Fig Hunter? What colour hair or eyes are most common? Do most people here wear glasses? And so on.
I can understand some people wanting to escape the physical reality of their bodies online, and as such would feel uncomfortable providing their weight or height - particularly if they're unflattering - but as I said, it's all optional.
Anyway, here are some lists of things; tell me if something important is missing, or if you feel that none of the entries in general are adequate, feel free to provide alternative lists that could replace these.
Arctic (Siberian, Eskimo)
North East Asian (Mongol, Tibetan, Korean, Japanese, etc)
South East Asian (Chinese, Thai, Malay, Filipino, etc)
Pacific (Polynesian, Micronesian, etc)
West African, Bushmen, Ethiopian
- Central and/or South American?
- 'Hispanic'? (Does this come under any others?)
Ancient (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, etc)
Christianity - Protestantism
Christianity - Catholicism
Christianity - Orthodoxy
Christianity - LDS (Mormonism)
Christianity - Jehovah's Witnesses
Christianity - Other
Paganism - Wicca
Paganism - Other
Unnatural (Green, Pink, etc)
Red or Violet
Interests could also be chosen from drop-down lists or something, but the lists would be populated by things that interests that other members had provided on their profiles. I'm not sure yet how to make this work properly though (so that things like 'guitars' and 'giutars' don't end up as different interests, and so that people will be encouraged to choose from the drop down list instead of just writing their own and adding duplicates)...
Anyway, yes, if something seems missing, then tell me...!
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