Genderize gray profile icons
When looking at the tree view on landscape, where the spaces are empty the profile icon is gray and nondescript....except that it looks like a man. So both the father/husband space and the mother/wife space look male. It's a little disconcerting.
Please make the female space look female.
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
Hmm? Are you perhaps referring to the "add parent" boxes? Those are the only ones that are gray/generic for me.
The "portrait" for people without a photograph or other image is quite colorful -- jarringly so, for me, which is why I have portraits turned off usually. The little strip of blue and red is still there, and I find that to be plenty.3
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Looking closely, there are only two differences in these icons besides the color. The hair style and the chin profile. I've seen both men and women with all three hair styles and all three chins. So the only thing that really tells you anything about the intended sex is the color. Having just three matches what we have on the detail page when we enter a person: M/F/U. Having Unknown-Male and Unknown-Female really doesn't seem necessary. Particularly since when you click Add Father and Add Mother you can immediately set the sex to whatever you want.
As FamilySearch has tried different icons, they have gotten some fairly strong complaints in the past on these boards about who the icons "looked like." They are probably trying to provide something besides just a red, blue, or grey dot for people that are colorblind. Otherwise I think they could just have the dot and skip the images all together.0
Kathleen is saying (my emphasis):
(On the new version) "...where the spaces are empty the profile icon is gray and nondescript....except that it looks like a man."
This is clearly illustrated (by the Add Father / Add Mother icons) in Julia's first screenshot. This is a change from the old pedigree view and, gender issues aside, this does look a little odd. Mind you, neither am I keen on the stereotypical male / female icons that appear throughout Family Tree pages!0
Though thinking about it (and after looking at the illustration in Gordon's post), I think that icon in the middle is probably intended to be "gender neutral", especially now that Family Tree allows for single-sex relationships to be added.
To be honest, some FT users might find Kathy's remarks a little offensive and not want to see male and female icons in these "spaces".0
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