Identities (forum section)
The Gray Area, Sex and Related Discussions
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Originally known as The Gray Area prior to September 2013, discussions in this forum largely focused on the gray-A spectrum. This forum was originally proposed in August 2011, and a poll was also set up later that month. With a majority of members voting in favor of creating this forum, it was later set up in September 2011.
Usually, a new forum is subjected to a scheduled 6-month review to evaluate their performance. The Gray Area was reviewed in March 2012, and the admods determined that the forum shall become permanent, rather than face a closure.
This forum was moved from the Asexuality section to the newly created Identities section in September 2013, and renamed to encompass broader sexuality discussions.
Romantic and Aromantic Orientations
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Previously known as A/Romantic Identities, the Romantic and Aromantic Orientations provides a space for members to discuss romantic orientations. Many proposals for an "aromatic forum" have been made over the years, such as these proposals in May 2009, another in August 2010, and another in September 2011. More recently, a proposal was made in March 2012, and this time managed to catch the admods' attention (the admods later replaced it with an official poll). However, the admods later responded controversially to this proposal by voting against its creation, despite the majority "Yes" vote from the members.
A similar proposal was raised once more in May 2012, as well as a counter-proposal to rename Asexual Relationships to "Relationships and Orientations Forum" as an alternative to creating a dedicated forum. Eventually, a forum was finally set up in July 2012.
A scheduled review took place in November 2012, and the decision was taken to rename the forum as Romantic and Aromantic Orientations. This forum was moved from the Discussion section in March 2013, and again to the Identities section in September 2013.