I just came across a great resource about how to respectfully ask demographics questions. As a caution, always stop and think about why you’re asking demographics questions, and what you’re going to do with the information. The author summarizes some of the issues in this Twitter thread. It’s generally better to ask these questions in a survey, preferably anonymously, than to store this information in member profiles, unless the information is really relevant to the topic of the community.
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