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Hi everyone,

I’m researching an idea for a community/social website project. I think it’s something Folksy users might be interested in as one aspect of it is to do with independent shops, small businesses, mass commercialisation etc., which I see people chatting about on here a lot!

If you’ve felt angry, frustrated or hopeless when watching/discussing/reading the news lately, and have three to five minutes, I would love to hear from you. My questionnaire is completely anonymous.

Thank you!

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Francesca I’m sorry, I’m not being funny, but I am 70 and have always been female and in all that time have never had to use a dictionary or Google to decide how to answer question 4. So yes things like that do upset me. I do not mean to offend but I really do not now wish to complete it for you. The detail of the answer is totally irrelevant anyway as is asking my colour.

Must admit I had to look it up and then walked away, to deep for me.

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Thank you, I appreciate your time!

Thanks Alison, appreciate it. :slight_smile:

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Hi Joy, the demographics questions are to establish who would use the website if it were to go ahead, and to establish if there is a specific area of interest for a certain demographic (it also helps work out SEO and social media marketing, branding and the like). Multiple options on gender identity surveys are common these days, and I used a template to create the options.

Thank you for clicking through in the first place, I appreciate it.

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Done.
Good luck with your research Francesca. Thanks, Michelle

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All done, good luck with it :slight_smile:

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Also done. Good luck with it!

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Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your input!

A big thank you to everyone who’s taken a minute or three to give their opinions on my survey, you’ve been really helpful.

The survey is open for another week or so and I’m hugely grateful to hear everyone’s two cents if you have a spare few minutes!

Francesca re my comment earlier. I’m really not being argumentative but just want to explain. It may be my age but in the last couple of days I have also had to tick a gender box in one place or another and I have of course ticked the Female box as I have done all my life. I have never up to now even come across the word cisgender, been asked to tick that to fully denote my gender…and just wondered why you see the need to introduce it to replace a perfectly good word which has been in common use for a very long time. :slight_smile: xx

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I’m often filling out multiple surveys a week and these days there is often more than just male/female for the gender question, sometimes just “other”, and sometimes there might be about 6 options if it’s particularly helpful for them to find out about a certain group. I can understand it might be helpful to know if your transgender audience is interested in certain subjects so you can make sure your website caters well to all.
I do agree cisgender probably isn’t the best way to phrase it though, because although some people will know what it means, I still don’t think it’s a term the general population are particularly familiar with, and the people who have to tick the cisgender boxes are the ones least likely to know what it means. For such a basic question you really don’t want to have to google what your own gender is.

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Hi Francesca, I filled your survey and don’t have a problem with the cisgender category but I do agree with some of the others that it’s not a very well known word and it may be better to have *Male… *Female… *Other with a box for anyone who wants to expand.
It is different if a survey is particularly targeted for gender type issues but for a basic question maybe it needs to be worded more basic.
Anyway, good luck with your survey :slight_smile:
Jan x

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I’m of the same generation as Joy @JOYSofGLASS. I know what cisgender means, I just don’t see why I have to redefine my “identity” just because a few others want to redefine theirs.

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Christine Thank you. You explained my problem far better than I did.
I know what it means now as I googled it … it isn’t in my dictionary as that is almost as old as me and certainly predates 1994 when the word first appeared :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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