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This talk page is for discussing the Gender page.

Protection[edit source]

Did y'all really Protect the page because somebody mentioned nonbinary genders? 20:49, June 28, 2018 (UTC)

It's protected because pages like this are often targeted by people trolling with political bs, and it's a pain to keep reverting. If anyone has valid edits they can go through an admin. ——Shaun Dreclintalk 20:52, June 28, 2018 (UTC)

There wasn't anything political in my edit, unless you're offended literally at the silheouette of nonbinary people. This page is about defining Gender as it exists in Runescape, so clarifying what genders are allowed is every bit as relevant as talking about gender representation in the Runescape playerbase. 20:02, July 1, 2018 (UTC)

The thing is, gender in RS is very insignificant and as you said the page is about what it is in-game. Saying "your character can be male and female in RuneScape" is already descriptive enough, also considering NB players are a small minority — it'd be a bit different if they were as common as (cis) male and female. This page and other pages on the wiki could also mention there is no separation of sex and gender, even though some players are trans* (including yours truly), but frankly it's not really worth noting. Nota bene: I don't really agree with full permanent protection, all undone edits (all 4 of them since 2013) were made by unregistered users, and considering all the [citation needed] tags, the page isn't exactly "finished". --laagone talk 20:13, July 1, 2018 (UTC)
That's a fair point Laagone, changed the protection to only block anons. At the anon above, I would say that the page doesn't really need a mention of features that aren't available in the game. Specifically mentioning that the game doesn't have a nonbinary option could easily be taken as it intentionally not having one for ideological reasons. The wiki needs to stay as neutral as possible, especially when it comes to sensitive topics. ——Shaun Dreclintalk 21:07, July 1, 2018 (UTC)