Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#2781 closed defect (wontfix)

add as friend uses wrong gender

Reported by: FK270673 Owned by: Tom Hughes
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: friend, gender, sex Cc:


This problem concerns at least the GERMAN translation if not the whole website.

Please note that I am a male user (like 95% of all users) who wants to be called HE, HIS, HIM, as it is inappropriate to call a man SHE, HER, HER.

  • WRONG: You may add HER as friend - Du kannst SIE als Freund hinzufügen.
  • RIGHT: You may add HIM as friend - Du kannst IHN als Freund hinzufügen.
  • WRONG: You may view HER profile - Du kannst IHR Profil ansehen.
  • RIGHT: You may view HIS profile - Du kannst SEIN Profil ansehen.

Bots and institutions may be called IT, ITS, IT.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Well given that we don't know the gender of the person you are trying to befriend we need a generic phrase of some sort (in english the masculine pronoun has traditionally been used where gender is uncertain although that is probably contentious these days).

In any case, all our translation is done through TranslateWiki? so if you want to improve the translations then head over there - we don't have a team of translators available to process translation errors reported here. You can find us at:

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