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General Discussion Forum / Re: Pronoun options?
« Last post by Trevor on Today at 12:43:55 AM »
There are four conjugations of pronouns in english - subject conjugation (he/she/they), object conjugation (him/her/them), possessive conjugation (his/hers/theirs), and reflexive conjugation (himself/herself/themselves). If you replace all instances of him with her, of he with she, and of his with hers, you will still have a fully grammatical english sentence. It is exactly that simple.
I am also 100% sure I could code this option to default to "he/him/his", so that no one would notice if they didn't go looking for the option.
((Also: if you really want to know how helpful adding pronoun options would be to the women using your program, you could always, you know. Ask the one you're talking to.))
I would implement it by calling the 4 functions:
GetHe(), GetHis(), GetHim(), GetHimself() wherever I used He, His, Him, Himself, respectively, but even then it's more complicated than that. For example, I'd also have to pass if it's capitalized or not.
Also, I'd have to break up the string generation code I have, which will not only take time, but it will introduce more possibility of bugs, and the additional complexity would make debugging other things more difficult in the future.

And as I said before, it is perfectly acceptable grammatically to use "his" as gender neutral in situations like this.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Pronoun options?
« Last post by vacantVisionary on Today at 12:14:11 AM »
There are four conjugations of pronouns in english - subject conjugation (he/she/they), object conjugation (him/her/them), possessive conjugation (his/hers/theirs), and reflexive conjugation (himself/herself/themselves). If you replace all instances of him with her, of he with she, and of his with hers, you will still have a fully grammatical english sentence. It is exactly that simple.
I am also 100% sure I could code this option to default to "he/him/his", so that no one would notice if they didn't go looking for the option.
((Also: if you really want to know how helpful adding pronoun options would be to the women using your program, you could always, you know. Ask the one you're talking to.))
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Pronoun options?
« Last post by Trevor on July 31, 2014, 11:35:02 PM »
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender-specific_and_gender-neutral_pronouns,
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Problems of usage arise in languages such as English, in contexts where a person of unspecified or unknown sex is being referred to, but the most natural available pronouns (he or she) are gender-specific. In such cases a gender-specific pronoun may be used with intended gender-neutral meaning, as he has been used traditionally in English
And even if "he" weren't valid, it would actually require a lot of code to be changed. In order for decent sounding grammar, the code is complicated enough that trying to do what you propose would take more effort (more than it might seem) than it is worth at this point in time, compared to all of the other things I can be doing.

And even if I did allow a gender option, I am fairly certain that few would know about the option or want/care to use it. And another fact is that females are indeed the minority with playing online games. So the number of people who would use this option would be a small subset of a small subset. Don't get me wrong. I would love to encourage more women to be playing card games online, but I don't think pronoun choice would really do anything towards that goal.

Another issue is the pronoun option would just be one more thing to complicate the interface. Some people's attitude with a new feature that might be used by some but not many is "what's the harm?". With that thinking, the interface would quickly be unwieldy and people would have a harder time finding things that are far more important. Already, a lot of new users can be overwhelmed by all the different buttons. I try to weigh all new complexity against the utility it provides.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Pronoun options?
« Last post by vacantVisionary on July 31, 2014, 10:57:20 PM »
a. Singular they has been in constant use within the english language since the 1400s.

b. This is not an issue of confusion, this is an issue of the comfort of anyone who uses your program but not he/him/his pronouns.

c. You already have code implemented to fetch profile-specific variables and plug them into the text log for the player usernames, right? All you’d have to do would be copy+paste that code for a new set of variables. Heck, if you toss me that piece of the source code I can probably do it for you.
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iPad version of LackeyCCG submitted to the app store today. I'm also deciding to stop referring to LackeyCCG as a beta. The July 31 is version 1.0. That doesn't mean I'm not going to keep updating it and adding new features and fixing bugs that are discovered. But I think it's been long enough and it's stable enough to be version 1.0.0.

A couple of new things in the July 31 version. One is a new way to edit a deck. While viewing cards tiled in the deck editor, right-click the top half of a card to increment that card, or the bottom half to decrement it.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Pronoun options?
« Last post by Trevor on July 31, 2014, 10:05:21 PM »
I would argue that "he" is a gender neutral pronoun, or at least more correct than a plural pronoun. I can add the option, but this is not very high up on my priority list. There's a lot more important things that people will be able to use/enjoy a lot more than the removal of a little grammatical confusion.
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General Discussion Forum / Pronoun options?
« Last post by vacantVisionary on July 31, 2014, 09:48:08 PM »
Any chance we could get pronoun options in the next build of lackey (optimally the ability to manually set them)? Or, you know, at least replace all the he/him/his with the gender-neutral singular they/them/their? (yes singular they is grammatical, please don't argue with me, I'm a linguist)
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I play Lord of the Rings Tcg , Not the Living Card Game, i also play Vs. Battletech, Doomtrooper and more. I play L5r and Pokemon also..
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Programming Help Forum / Re: Anyone here ever submit an app to the Mac App Store?
« Last post by Trevor on July 31, 2014, 08:33:27 PM »
More versions will follow, but I'm starting with iPads. I submitted Lackey to the app store today.
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Futurecard Buddyfight Plugin
« Last post by The15thWing on July 31, 2014, 08:09:32 PM »
I can't get it to download at all except for this weird file format :/
I don't know what to tell ya, but I'd ask what format they happen to get downloaded in?

What about Booster 3 and the 2 trial decks from that set?
I'm working on those too. Should be done within 4-5 days. ;D
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