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Title, address, salutation, gender?

What is right for "Mr." and "Mrs."? Gender surely could mean the sex, so also I then need to add trans-genders, gay, lesbian to my #Java enumeration.

But I really more mean "Mr." and "Mrs." here, which the German language has Anrede for. The dictionary gives me basically (a few more, but I can really rule them out) these 3 words:

1) title
2) address
3) saluation

So how should I rename my Java package and enumeration? Currently I call it "Gender".
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@roland the salutation is not a gender, it's a salutation and might also contain titles, honorary titles and so on.
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I'd say "address". Title and salutation both mean something different. Address can be confusing but it is the right word.

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure you don't need an address field anywhere.
For statistical purposes maybe. But then #gender is much better as male/female is to much black-white-looking. Okay, currently I use it in mails to greet the user: "Hello Mr. John Doe, bla bla foo bar."
You don't really need to ask the gender either, it could just be "Hello John Doe" and it wouldn't change a thing.

And statistics on gender are both questionable and completely useless given the non-quantifiable nature of it.
Maybe I think about it and remove it. It is an optional field (NULL-able) anyway.
Still thank you for the input. :-)
You're welcome, sorry if I came out a little dry, this is an issue that recently and unexpectedly became close to me and I still have trouble processing the anger regarding the current injustice/ignorance/rejection towards wide-spectrum gender.
Sure, that is why I don't like male/female-thinking as it is to much black&white. And also that is why I like #Friendica as it shows tolerance (it origins from Latin word tolerare : https://dela.dict.cc/?s=tolerare ) towards many other genders.
My current choice is personalTitle (entity's property name) as there is also academicTitle. Okay, Germans writing English. ;-)

Friendica on a widescreen

THis is how the #vier (I guess?) theme looks like on a wide-screen: A lot empty, unused space ...
#vier 16x9 friendica theme widescreen
That's cool, you can't comfortably scan more than about 600-700 pixels of text width at a regular 72 px/inch resolution anyway.
Tobias Friendica
You should add ads :-)
Ha ha ha ... ;-)
Okay, so this is clearly intended then.
It was not really intended but it is hard to change because vier does have many fixed width values in the css. I tried to fix it 2 years ago but after some months of work I came to the conclusion that fixing this issue would mean to rewrite more than half of vier. So it was a lot easier to start a new theme from scratch.
This was the beginning of Frio
Ah, yeah. Thank you for explaining it in detail. Now I can understand it better, I would properly do the same. Maybe one day, someone can do a #vier-fullsize theme ...
I'm not unhappy, don't worry. ;-)
I'm not sure what do you expect, multiple columns or a single unreadable line of text per post? ????
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