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Range of title options for accounts - Mx / no title

Started by: theverse
On: 09/07/2016 | 22:32
Replies: 10
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by: theverse
on: 09/07/2016 | 22:32

I searched for Mx in the community and noticed a conversation from last year. Unfortunately, it was a pretty nasty read, and no promises made.

 

Anyway, please can we have the option for a non-gendered title, such as Mx, or the option for no title on the account page?

 

 

Mx is pronounced 'mix' or 'mux'

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by: harrrrrry
on: 09/07/2016 | 22:50

On the phone account page https://giffgaff.com/profile/details -- there is no title. Not even as an option -- or at least, that's the way it is on my account.

 

On the community page https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/user/myprofilepage/tab/personal-profile%3Apersonal-info -- there is a field for a title. But mine is blank.

 

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If that's where you are seeing a title, have you tried erasing it?

 

 

 

 

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by: theverse
on: 10/07/2016 | 19:21

Hmmm. I don't have anything on either of those, either.

 

I just ordered a new phone and I definitely had to input a title. Not on the bank details info, though.

Look, I took a screenshot.

 

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by: jimfraegala
on: 10/07/2016 | 19:49
Perhaps we can of J. Bloggs or whatever your name is without using Mr. Mrs or Miss or even Ms.
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Message 4 of 11
by: theverse
on: 15/07/2016 | 18:16

Yeah, I'd be more than happy for an option to not be forced to choose a title.

Not really sure why gender matters or why I have to misgender myself to buy a phone?

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by: navvy
on: 15/07/2016 | 18:25

The very early phone Jack was the female part of the 1/4" plug-socket combination.  That was in the days before automated telephone exchanges.

 

Gender-changing accessories are now readily available.

 

 

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by: theverse
on: 02/08/2016 | 21:22
I don't really appreciate you trivialising this issue.
Message 7 of 11
by: mcilwraith
on: 02/08/2016 | 21:45 edited: 02/08/2016 | 21:50

mountains and molehills comes to mind a lot lately in contribute

@theverse i dont see anything in labs under mx.

why not put the idea forward.see if you can generate some interest in your idea

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by: wilpatgala
on: 03/08/2016 | 16:21

That is an idea @mcilwraith and I do agree.

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Message 9 of 11
by: rong42
on: 04/08/2016 | 10:54

theverse wrote:

 

....I just ordered a new phone and I definitely had to input a title. Not on the bank details info, though....

I suspect that the details needed on the phone ordering page might get checked against the bank's records?  Or with RateSetter (and so your credit file), if using the loan option. I would have thought that banks use Mx though.  And there's not even the option of things like 'Dr' 

 

I would suggest you get in contact with one of the community managers and ask if they can investigate why the title is needed and the possibility of changing it

 

 

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