“Status” is not the same as “Relationship Status” May 7, 2018 9:45 AM   Subscribe

When you edit your profile, you get a nice free-form field for your “Relationship Status”. On your profile, it is listed as “Status”. (All other fields are described with identical language on both pages.)This has driven my pedantic self nuts for ages. Would it be possible to update the “edit profile” page so that it just asks for “Status”? Or, if we want to be wordy, for your “Status (Personal/Relationship/Whatever)”?
posted by Going To Maine to Feature Requests at 9:45 AM (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

On review, yeah, that was sort of an odd discontinuity. We chattered about it a little staff-side and we've updated it now to be simply "Status" on the preferences page, to match what's on the actual user profile page.

We generally collectively liked your "(Personal/Relationship/Whatever)" suggestion for the sort of explicit hey-whatever prompting, but it turns out that long of a label actually breaks text flow on the prefs page, so implicit and wide-open it is!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:48 AM on May 7, 2018 [3 favorites]

Well, that was easy. Hooray!
posted by Going To Maine at 10:21 AM on May 7, 2018 [4 favorites]

Sweet. I used to list my relationship status on there, but now I've changed it to "Status: Loading ... ... ... ..."
posted by duffell at 11:18 AM on May 7, 2018 [3 favorites]

I just changed my Status to "404".
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:03 PM on May 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

Status: Awaiting Contest Approval
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:00 PM on May 7, 2018

Status: "I'm a teapot."
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:34 PM on May 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

Status: "A pony granted in under three minutes?!"
posted by Iris Gambol at 4:39 PM on May 7, 2018

Full disclosure, it actually baked over night because the timing was a little off and folks wanted my opinion. So while frimble did in fact work quickly, we had a head start before actually putting the post up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:26 PM on May 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

Status: I can't feel my butt right now
posted by duffell at 11:45 AM on May 11, 2018

MetaFilter: if we want to be wordy
posted by biogeo at 8:53 PM on May 11, 2018

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