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Nonbinary vs Non-binary

I feel like typically I see nonbinary more commonly instead of non-binary, the way the article is written now. I was wondering if other people think it should be changed or if it should stay the same. I am going to be adding alternate name to the definition for now, though. Birdkiller (he/him) (talk) 17:08, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

I don't think that I've ever seen it without the dash. VergenceScatter (talk) 17:09, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
We made the decision to always write it with a dash for consistency reasons, but both spellings appear -- which is why the non-dashed spelling was also added to the infobox before. I don't think we need to rename the article, but the two spellings can be noted in the beginning. In the body of the text and everywhere else on the wiki, the spelling should be non-binary though. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 17:26, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Just curious, can you explain a little more into the "consistency reasons?" I've primarily seen it written without a dash, funnily enough. I think it's also more common in America without a dash vs the U.K. I also think it's really interesting how there's differences in how a lot of LGBTQ+ terms are spelled (I'm definitely interested into queer lingustics, haha). Birdkiller (he/him) (talk) 17:36, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
I meant the consistency reason more on this wiki. Whichever way we go, it should be a way of spelling that goes for the entire wiki. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 17:55, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh, I think I misunderstood your original post. Yeah, definitely whatever word is used should be reflected across the wiki. Birdkiller (he/him/his) (talk) 20:58, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Since I'm plain ol' cis, I have no personal investment and just want to us to be consistent wiki-wide on using one version instead of three. I've seen non-binary, nonbinary, and non binary in different publications, but I haven't noticed a pattern to which version is used where. Immi Thrax (she/her) (message me) 21:06, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
I also don't have any personal investment; I'm binary. I also have seen all three but I feel like I've seen more nonbinary than non-binary. I can definitely go digging to find which one is more representative. I wouldn't feel surprised if there's sources talking about it. I wonder if there's a preference among non-binary people. I think I found a gendercensus.com survey about that, actually. Whichever one is more representative among the community should be used, but I'm not sure if there is one, even if I've seen more usage of the non-hyphenated term. Sometimes this is hard because there's not consensus or a good resource to say "most people do this." Same with most hyphenated words.Birdkiller (he/him/his) (talk) 21:28, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
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