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In a website I am programming I present the user with the option to name their website site, which can be a singular entity "Mel Tormé" which would present the menu options "About me", "Contact me" or a collective entity like "The Velvet Fog" which would logically change the menu to "About us", "Contact us". I would like to give the user the option to choose "collective or singular" but I'm struggling with how to phrase the question. Any ideas?

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You can ask the user to choose between individual and group.

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It's a good question. However, I think that this distinction is quite important, and will most likely affect other parts of the web-site apart from this particular choice of pronoun.

For example, facebook offer "Personal" and "Business" accounts, and they offer quite different features.

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