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He's Right, You Know[edit]

Sex isn't all about gayness.

...that's fanfiction! --Kels 22:49, 23 December 2007 (EST)

If I am right, then how come you reverted my edit? 22:53, 23 December 2007 (EST)
Because the flag includes everyone

human User talk:Human 23:16, 23 December 2007 (EST)

(Yes and no. The flag represents the LGBT community. The flag symbolizes the diversity of human sexuality and gender. A heterosexual is part of the spectrum of human sexuality and thus included in the rainbow, but they're not what comes to someone's mind when they see the flag. And sexuality is only a small part of the lived experience of our global community. Many aspects of people's lives, beyond sex, are different for LGBT people. The internet's answer is: The rainbow flag, also known as the pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender. Using a rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride began in San Francisco, California, but eventually became common at LGBT rights events worldwide. Source: Wikipedia.)

Rayzoo (talk) 00:47, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

How does it inudle everyone?
The point of the rainbow is to show the incredible range of human sexuality. Even so-called "straight" or heterosexual people engage in a wide variety of, um, "practices". Hence the rainbow flag. It even includes you.

humanUser talk:Human 23:22, 23 December 2007 (EST)

How did the flag image get broken? It's still in the source, but vanishes before it loads. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:35, 4 February 2009 (EST)

Ah, I see, it was too wide to fit in the table I guess. Fixed. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:38, 4 February 2009 (EST)
I widened it so that the title fits into one line. It worked for me though. Try changing the width in the first line -- Nx talk 17:41, 4 February 2009 (EST)
Well, I just made the image narrower until it worked. Weird that it worked for some and not others. Thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 19:37, 4 February 2009 (EST)


I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't make this into a wide, at-the-bottom-of-the-article style template, since it's buggering up our ability to appropriately thumbnail illustrations on quite a few shorter pages. Thoughts, anyone? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:30, 10 February 2009 (EST)


As most of this doesn't revolve around pseudoscience, I just wanted to flag this up on talk first. I've recently gone and made a few sub-category templates all based around {{pseudosciencenav}}. IMHO, they're pretty, they're consistent and they're neat. Would anyone object to altering this one to match? Scarlet A.pngnarchist 16:29, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Go for it. These sidebars are really nice - David Gerard (talk) 16:41, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm not convinced that the red does clash with the flag, at least in my last edit I changed the colours slightly and it seems to match with the red in the flag. As for the things matching, I like the concept of a house style for RW articles, it's something worth working on in order to distinguish the look of the site from Wikipedia, which I think we often run the risk of being confused with. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 19:32, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
At least change the red to pink? (I will). I don't see a need for these all to look alike, but, whatever. By the way, there is a sizing error in all these - the box around the "header" title thing at 30 px high leaves a chunk of empty space below the text. I've changed a few to 20 so far. Why do they all have to say "part of the series on", by the way? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:19, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Better than "20" is to ditch the height tag entirely. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:21, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
The "series on" comes from the pseudoscience template, I like it as a generic template header but if there are better wordings, please change it. The hot pink is... well, nice, sort of, very blithe and gay. But I see what you mean about the height parameter. I'll kill it on all of them. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 21:00, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. My only "quibble" with it is that most of these are random selections from the category that is auto-added, which isn't quite a "series". Not much of a big deal of course. Thanks for fixing the height thing, you remember where these things are better than I since you were just working on them. I come across them randomly... I wonder if they should go in a subcat of "navigation templates" to make them easier to find? Ditto the other "styles" of nav boxes we have? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:27, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, it probably needs a bit ol' sorting out. I'll take a look. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 10:52, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Whoops Scarlet A.pngnarchist 11:17, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Heternormative Bullshit.[edit]

Is there a way to have the intertwined male/female symbols at the bottom of the template randomly appear as various combinations of genders? P-Foster Talk "a cheetos-eating, Mountain-Dew drinking vlogger living in someone's basement." 02:17, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Agree with the title, and yes, if we have the images to select randomly from. Blue (pester) 02:23, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, they are intertwined so it could be interpreted as intersex. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 02:23, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
we stole it from here, and there are several others : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sexual_identity_symbols Pink mowse.pngGodotDear god, fucking grow up 02:27, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Can we just use any/all of those in a random fashion (except those that would render too small, like maybe the last one?) P-Foster Talk "a cheetos-eating, Mountain-Dew drinking vlogger living in someone's basement." 02:29, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, using the #choose function. I happen to be away from my computer at the moment. Blue (pester) 02:34, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Alright, I have no idea to do that. Can somebody else? P-Foster Talk "a cheetos-eating, Mountain-Dew drinking vlogger living in someone's basement." 02:39, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I have done it. Blue (is useful) 03:51, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Nice. Thanks. P-Foster Talk "a cheetos-eating, Mountain-Dew drinking vlogger living in someone's basement." 04:37, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Yey! I got the symbol for spit-roasting! Scarlet A.pnggnostic 11:27, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I think it'd look better if we had little stick figures instead of gender symbols. Balaam (talk) 11:40, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Saving a seat for E.Wig[edit]

Solving this[edit]

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Take a vote. No discussion allowed in this section; the above proves that it would be puerile. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 19:07, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

All deliberative systems have discussion, such as Robert's Rules. You're not going to allow it? Really? One side could be persuaded by the other. Taba (talk) 19:16, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
No persuasion will occur at the level of discourse you're showing. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 19:19, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
You are using your power to dismiss ewigs points. And not allowing anyone else to discuss it. This isn't a way to have a fair website. It's a groupthink incubator. Taba (talk) 19:27, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
There were 40 edits of "discussion". Everyone got mad; nothing got resolved. Enough talk; now vote. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 19:34, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

For Reverend Black Percy's version[edit]


"We're so glad you came" Sex "Reach around the subject"

  1. Against the prudes, and in the name of punsters everywhere. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 19:11, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  2. Duh.--JorisEnter (talk) 19:12, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  3. Hamburguesa con queso con un cara Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 19:15, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  4. I like, therefore I vote. Nerd271 (talk) 20:39, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  5. El percy negro tiene mi voto Worzelpete (talk) 17:49, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

For E.Wig's version[edit]


"Part of the series on" Sex. "A baker's dozen on sex"

  1. Reverend literally made up the phrase "reach around the subject" and it's not funny, if that's even the best standard. Aside from the attacks and irrelevance, his entire justification is based on whether he can do something, not whether he should, and his vapid cheerleader has even less of substance to say. Embarrassing. Ë. (talk) 20:44, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  2. I came here via the template, not knowing what the subject under "discussion" (for what, 150 minutes?) was. I was mildly embarrassed by the schoolboy nudge-nudge-wink-wink humor, and before clicking on "talk", wondered to myself "did we really write those lame lines?" Puerile "joke" is puerile and unsophisticated. Nothing wrong with change, but this one (the ten month old one) was not an improvement. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:26, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Change color[edit]

I would appreciate if someone changed the protection or changed the color of the frame, since it's the sort of magenta that stings my eyes. — Godless Raven SDAPOe logo.svg talkstalkwalkbalk 🌹 Flag of Europe.svg 20:13, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Is #FF009B better? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 22:36, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. — Godless Raven SDAPOe logo.svg talkstalkwalkbalk 🌹 Flag of Europe.svg 02:54, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Use of LGBT Flag as Symbol for Sexuality Template: Feeding Flames of Hate?[edit]

The template's image is a rainbow flag. I see that this relates to "Sexuality," but to me it is flawed for these 2 reasons:

1. Template : Sex contains many articles related to sexual behaviors considered abnormal or harmful (like incest, bestiality, rape etc). Using the unrelated rainbow flag as the cover art for all of these may feed homophobia and conspiratorial thinking.

2. The rainbow flag represents the LGBT+ community, emphasis on the "T". Transgender identity is not a form of sexuality but the image implicates this group in the Template subject.

Thoughts? Suggestions for alternatives? Rayzoo (talk) 00:50, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

The rainbow flag is generally thought of a diverse range of sexual orientations and gender identities. Additionally, the rape article is classified as a crime tag but yeah you can see abuse being put under there. I do see an issue of conflating LGBT with general sex abuses which are all too often attempted to be associated with but there's the challenge of trying to reclassify the tag. Also yeah pride encompasses sex and gender identity, which are often related but since the template is strictly about sex and related activities (we have a gender template) yeah you could be lumping two different (but related) subjects. Maybe we could change it to like a bird and a bee to represent that activity without being explicit. I also thought about hearts, but sex is easily confused with attraction (sexual attraction and romantic attraction are related things, but not interchangeable). --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 21:27, 15 January 2023 (UTC)
Birds and bees honestly seems like a better alternative

Rayzoo (talk) 00:52, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

I agree with Rayzoo's reasoning that the current icon is problematic. Birds and bees seem like be an appropriate alternative, or perhaps a silhouette of rabbits doing what rabbits do best. Nope Rocket (talk) 03:58, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
the rainbow flag does not merely represent sexuality, but the cultures and communities that have risen around the identities that are included under the umbrella of LGBT. the usage of the flag on this site is not at all problematic. AMassiveGay (talk) 00:09, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I was mincing words when I described it as "problematic." The category this template draws from includes rape and pedophilia. In the current political climate, associating rape and pedophilia with the rainbow flag, and thus the LGBT community as a whole, isn't merely "problematic." It's pouring petrol – however unintentionally – on an out-of-control conflagration of violence and hate. There are any number of alternatives that could be adopted: birds and bees, fucking rabbits, an "XXX" symbol, a lipstick imprint. All of those have the potential to be eye-catching and amusingly tongue-in-cheek, and could succinctly communicate the concept of sexuality as it pertains to sexual practices and expression. Might not be perfect, but it would be better than the current icon. Nope Rocket (talk) 00:32, 1 February 2023 (UTC)