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Reuchlin
Apr 21st, 2006, 03:01 AM
Is there any way that people can include gender as a part of their information?

I don't know, some of you are just a mystery to me. :tape:

Reckoner
Apr 21st, 2006, 03:35 AM
Yeah, I was wondering this myself. I am always wondering who I'm talking to.

ico4498
Apr 21st, 2006, 04:05 AM
is gender really that important for the exchange of thoughts?

'course if your cravings are of a more carnal nature ....

Brooklyn90
Apr 21st, 2006, 04:20 AM
i agree i would like to know to, maybe someone should start a thread asking if your a male or femal? I really don't feel like making one but someone else could

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 21st, 2006, 04:35 AM
Should be another option in Profile to select your gender and make it displayable to all, I mean we have Age, Country etc..

Reuchlin
Apr 21st, 2006, 04:36 AM
i agree i would like to know to, maybe someone should start a thread asking if your a male or femal? I really don't feel like making one but someone else could
I think there have been threads like this already, but I know other boards just have a symbol next to the name. I know that the whole concept of gender is problematical to people: how about we just ask...which potty do you use..haha

RVD
Apr 21st, 2006, 05:51 AM
Is there any way that people can include gender as a part of their information?

I don't know, some of you are just a mystery to me. :tape:You are not alone in your confusion. I've been a member of web sites that included these ♀♂ symbols, and they were a big help. :worship: I get so tired of writing "he/she" in my posts as well. However, the problem still exists with some posters where even they aren't so sure of what they are. :haha:

James
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:09 AM
It would be helpful, although people could still fill it in wrong, like with the flags.

Nicjac
Apr 21st, 2006, 07:57 AM
It would be helpful, although people could still fill it in wrong, like with the flags.

People use fake flags? :eek:

SloKid
Apr 21st, 2006, 07:58 AM
It would be helpful, although people could still fill it in wrong, like with the flags.
Who does that with the flags? Someone actually does? :confused: :p

Mattographer
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:16 AM
Why not do the same what TVAus.com.au have for gender function? ;)

Mattographer
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:17 AM
You are not alone in your confusion. I've been a member of web sites that included these ♀♂ symbols, and they were a big help. :worship: I get so tired of writing "he/she" in my posts as well. However, the problem still exists with some posters where even they aren't so sure of what they are. :haha:
That's exactly what TVAus.com.au have! :p

James
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:20 AM
People use fake flags? :eek:

Not me though, I am really from Mauritania. ;)

CooCooCachoo
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:30 AM
Not me though, I am really from Mauritania. ;)

Greetings to Mauritania, from Singapore :wavey:

James
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:32 AM
Greetings to Mauritania, from Singapore :wavey:
So far away, yet so close. :wavey:

*JR*
Apr 21st, 2006, 12:39 PM
First names (which of course might be fake, too) would also be good, as the frequent use of them where new members wouldn't know who was referred to creates a kind of clanishness, ala high school.

Re. gender, I remember Untitled 2284's signature: I Am A Girl! I think one reason a board that's (from a poll a year or so ago, anyhow) about half gay/lesbian and half straight is that this might be seen as logically the next ID element. (So what? Gay males are still males, and lesbians are still females).

And I doubt that it would bother advertisers. After, the personal ads in papers with many "mainstream" ads have categories for men seeking men, and women seeking women.

smiler
Apr 21st, 2006, 12:47 PM
i agree i would like to know to, maybe someone should start a thread asking if your a male or femal? I really don't feel like making one but someone else could

There is already a thread about gender and sexuality. It would be helpful to have it at the side of the screen though with the info about how many posts you've made and how much vCash you've got.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=209455

I'm a girl by the way. :wavey:

griffin
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:25 PM
Who does that with the flags? Someone actually does? :confused: :p

What's fake? Maybe I just like lamb chops.

Reuchlin
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:48 PM
First names (which of course might be fake, too) would also be good, as the frequent use of them where new members wouldn't know who was referred to creates a kind of clanishness, ala high school.

Re. gender, I remember Untitled 2284's signature: I Am A Girl! I think one reason a board that's (from a poll a year or so ago, anyhow) about half gay/lesbian and half straight is that this might be seen as logically the next ID element. (So what? Gay males are still males, and lesbians are still females).

And I doubt that it would bother advertisers. After, the personal ads in papers with many "mainstream" ads have categories for men seeking men, and women seeking women.

That is why I said the concept of 'gender' is problematical--but ihink we can workt through it.

griffin
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:59 PM
Gender and sexual orientation are not the same thing, so I fail to see how the queer quotient would make any difference in whether or not, and how, to let people show a gender symbol (I have no idea why it's not an option, and it's not something my control panel will let me turn on - I suspect it's just not a default offering of the software and it never occured to anyone to turn it on)

I think it makes things more interesting that it's NOT there - in some cases it makes posters less likely to pidgeon-hole other poster's responses, in others, it leads to some really amusing assumptions (well, they amuse ME :cool: )

But assuming it something this version of vbulletin can do, it's up to the boss whether to make it happen (hence, the move to B&E)

LeRoy.
Apr 21st, 2006, 11:16 PM
I like it better this way :shrug: