Web browser: ---
            Bug ID: 59898
           Summary: Confusing position of gender setting notice
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: 1.23-git
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: User preferences
    Classification: Unclassified
   Mobile Platform: ---

Created attachment 14279
screenshot: internationalisation section

With the "gender setting notice" I mean this text:

  "Setting this preference is optional. The software uses its value to
   address you and to mention you to others using the appropriate
   grammatical gender. This information will be public."

I think the position of the notice is confusing and suggest:

Place the notice immediately below "How do you prefer to be described?", in the
same table cell.

Further motivation:

It is especially confusing if you only/first read "Setting this preference is
optional", and even when you read the whole thing it might not be (instantly)
clear that "grammatical gender" = "How do you prefer to be described?".

For instance, it could be taken to mean that "More language settings" is
optional. (It immediately precedes the link, and those settings aren't even
shown here, so it makes sense that they're optional.)

Or else it could mean that everything in the internationalisation section is
optional+public, since the notice sort of ends that section.

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