Language settings: disable "gender star"

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Language settings: disable "gender star"

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Germany

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Android 10

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Language has changed to gender-sensitive today. How can I set back to standard german?

Example: Instead of  "Künstler*innen"  I would like to read  "Künstler"

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Re: Language settings: disable "gender star"

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Hey folks,

 

We really appreciate all your feedback on this so far.

 

Going forward, we'd like to ask you to leave any feedback you have about this in this related idea. You can also add your vote to it to show your support for the idea by clicking on the +VOTE button.

 

Take care!

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Casual Listener

Thank you, biib, for this post. Why stopped Spotify using standard German? So far, Spotify always seemed to be free of ideology. This change is to the bad.

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Newbie
I would also prefer to keep my Spotify in German. If you want to support ideologists, feel free to do so, but please don't make it the default setting and add an option for them to turn it ON separately.

Re: Language settings: disable "gender star"

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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for bringing your feedback about this change.

 

We suggest you submit a new idea for it in the Idea Exchange - this is the best way for you to provide your feedback for consideration by Spotify!

 

Make sure to include reasons for why you think this change deserves to be implemented and how it would be beneficial to other users.

 

Cheers!

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Casual Listener

Ok, someone else already had the "idea" to simply remove the gender asterisk (which would probably be the best solution). It's already closed

 

Frankly, I am not very optimistic that Spotify will return to standard German. So, I would like to change my app language to English, wich is not possible on mobile apps. My "idea" to add this option was duplicate. So I can only support the original idea. But this idea will get closed too in a few weeks, because it is not gathering enough kudos (50 per year). It's pathetic!

 

Edit: There is now an idea we can vote for.

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Newbie

I quite agree. I find it outrageous that the German Spotify team is abusing the platform for political purposes. The use of this so-called «gender-star» is by no means generally accepted, but on the contrary, extremely controversial.

 

I am not willing to finance such nonsense with my premium fees.

 

Further reading: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/08/german-academics-and-authors-call-for-end-to-gender-no...

 

 

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I agree. When navigating from a song to its album or artist, it was very clear and satisfying to press on "Kuenstler" (and i always associated a gender neutral and normal meaning with it anyway, like "band") . Now "Kuenstler*innen" takes away a few seconds of my thinking time and nerves every time i have to see this socially corrosive gender nonsense. They should at least make it optional.

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Regular
I agree. This looks very messy and ridiculous. Terrible eyesore!
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user-removed
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I canceled my subscription now because of this stupid gender correctness.

I am switching now to apple music

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Re: Language settings: disable "gender star"

Music Fan
Just made the switch to Apple Music (which has come a long way btw).

I really don’t like this.
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