Dear fellow devs... We have the power to make the world a slightly better place. Say no to design decisions like this...
@davep The phrasing is funny, but I read that as both title and gender not matching with some reference profile.
So the only design problem would be slightly ambiguous phrasing.
@davep Looks like the system already had some information saved that didn't match some new information, no?
@darkwiiplayer That would be deeply weird and further evidence of a terrible design. But even then... title and gender, like say address or something else, can change. Deny a change would be bonkers.
Like... I've never met someone born a doctor. 🤷🏻♀️
@davep Ye, that's definitely a problem; but the replies of that tweet are filled with idiots acting like the form is saying the gender doesn't match the title, which is just not what it says.
@darkwiiplayer It's a perfectly valid interpretation, I'd say. And for anyone long enough in the software development game not even too bizarre; that sort of bias shows up all over the place.
Eg: keep an eye out for gender drop-downs and notice the order of choices, in some places.
My general point being though: title and gender and stuff like that should *never* be key information. Devs can and should know better. Look at the result.
@davep There isn't much of a conversation to be had there; it takes heaps of bad faith to assume that's actually what that means and there's no reason whatsoever why such a system would act that way other than some rogue programmer who *somehow* managed to sneak this past QS and nobody noticed.
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