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Re: Gender

Postby t-o-m on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:12 am

*tom sighs*

its annoying when people just...ASSUME...that im a guy!
*sighs again*

dont really think theres much need for this.
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Re: Gender

Postby KLOBBER on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:15 am

hulmey wrote:
KLOBBER wrote:
jiminski wrote:
KLOBBER wrote:Why would you want anyone to know you're not a guy? That's the kind of information that's best kept to yourself.


It is plain to see that you are an 11 year old Puerto Rican girl


Well, except for three minor details: I'm 40, American, and male.


bet your bald as well :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


My bald what?
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Re: Gender

Postby cicero on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:22 am

happy2seeyou wrote:If this were in use, I have a feeling that there will be a lot of gender confused men on this site that may be marking themselves as "female" just for the fun of it.

I agree with H2SY.
  • For whatever reason people will inaccurately represent their gender.
  • And of course there'll also be the need for a "not specifed" option.
  • People who don't read profiles and don't pick up big clues like "Mom" won't be reading the gender attribute anyway.
Overall I do think that the net result, of implementing this suggestion, would be that we'd be no more sure of a person's actual gender than we are now and the tendency to presume maleness would continue.
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Re: Gender

Postby jiminski on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:50 am

hulmey wrote:i think all the women should have a pic of themselves in their avatar in their bikini's



I agree with this! let's start with Klobber!
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Re: Gender

Postby hulmey on Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:01 am

jiminski wrote:
hulmey wrote:i think all the women should have a pic of themselves in their avatar in their bikini's



I agree with this! let's start with Klobber!
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Re: Gender

Postby kletka on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:07 am

bassl wrote:Is there anyway we can get genders on our profiles?


Off course, not. It is a blatant discrimination against aliens and self-aware computers that will eventually be joining this site in large numbers ;)
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Re: Gender

Postby Twill on Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:43 pm

Guys,

While you are demonstrating your pre-pubescent fear of girl cooties with lame-flames, it's not acceptable.

Get this thread back on track, and quick.

And you may want to fix the flames pretty fast or there'll be some wrist slapping coming.

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Re: Gender

Postby KLOBBER on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:01 pm

Thank you, Twill. I do appreciate your help.
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Re: Gender

Postby Ditocoaf on Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:49 am

I support this idea because It would make it much easier to know who to net-stalk.

KLOBBER wrote:Thank you, Twill. I do appreciate your help.

heh. It's nice to see the addition of medals has another added benifit. Your 1 gold medal gives an onlooker a basic idea of how little effort you put into achieving your rank.
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Re: Gender

Postby yeti_c on Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:52 am

kletka wrote:self-aware computers that will eventually be joining this site in large numbers ;)


You think we're not already here?

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Re: Gender

Postby Hrvat on Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:08 am

hulmey wrote:i think all the women should have a pic of themselves in their avatar in their bikini's

Naked
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Re: Gender

Postby KLOBBER on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:07 am

Ditocoaf wrote:
KLOBBER wrote:Thank you, Twill. I do appreciate your help.
Your 1 gold medal....


Thank you for your opinion, private.

Your math is off, though; I have three medals.

How many do you have? I can't seem to find an exact number on your post.
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Re: Gender

Postby jiminski on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:17 am

Back to thread (As Twill is having a sense of humour failure ;) ) ...... is this really a serious suggestion?

What most ladies tend to do (subconsciously or not .. i am not sure) is put a picture of a lady; themselves or cartoon in their Avi.

This can be misleading and you need to get the picture right .. I did refer to Amazzony as 'mate' some weeks ago, partly because she was organising a tourney (sorry stereotypes die hard!) and partly because her avatar, though patently of a female, is subtly feminine and quite dark.. (too subtle for this old misogynist!)

And i also thought Zimmah was a girl due to the picture of his girlfriend.. not an idiot-proof system i admit!

but i think the depiction of Gender has to be down to choice and implied rather than stated!
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Re: Gender

Postby bassl on Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:53 am

wcaclimbing wrote:Girls on the internet? Impossible.



j/k...
It wouldn't help to have that info on your profile page, cause people don't ususally look at that page.
What would work the best is if you wore a pic of a girl (maybe you) as your avatar. Then people can figure it out more easily.



Lol...I have recently put up a female avatar so we'll see if that helps at all. You're right though, I have never really looked at other players profiles so it would be kinda pointless.
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Re: Gender

Postby bassl on Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:59 am

KLOBBER wrote:Why would you want anyone to know you're not a guy? That's the kind of information that's best kept to yourself.


Because the male gender isn't the only one that knows how to play the game and we'd like a little credit too.
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Re: Gender

Postby kletka on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:00 am

yeti_c wrote:
kletka wrote:self-aware computers that will eventually be joining this site in large numbers ;)


You think we're not already here?

C.


Banzai, I always knew that!!

Hence, instead of gender there should be a place for a title like Mrs., Ms, Dr, Herr Doktor Professor, or like me
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Re: Gender

Postby kletka on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:03 am

Hrvat wrote:Naked
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Are your reall that desperate to see Klobber naked, pervert :?:
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Re: Gender

Postby bassl on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:16 am

I suppose it doesn't really matter. Like I said in the first post now that feedback is gone I don't think it will be as big of a deal.

Just thought the female gender should get a little credit where credit is due. Don't want all those gender confused people to be more confused now do we? Just a thought.
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Re: Gender

Postby tzor on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:24 am

KLOBBER wrote:
Ditocoaf wrote:
KLOBBER wrote:Thank you, Twill. I do appreciate your help.
Your 1 gold medal....

Your math is off, though; I have three medals.


He is correct. You have one gold medal. The other two medals are silver and bronze.
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Re: Gender

Postby jiminski on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:24 pm

tzor wrote:
KLOBBER wrote:
Ditocoaf wrote:Your 1 gold medal....

Your math is off, though; I have three medals.


He is correct. You have one gold medal. The other two medals are silver and bronze.


well he does have you there Klobby!

now back onto thread.. either this was a sign of insufficient Mathematical acumen, or it is a sign of an inherent lack of linguistic comprehension.

Take your pick... traditionally it has been perceived that there is a gender based biological predisposition: with greater spatial skills favouring boys mathematically and girls having more skill in language and writing.

However, though this general dichotomy of gender aptitude may be provable empirically, it may simply be due to social exposure and have no basis in biological limitation.

To cut a long story short: because Klobber was not allowed to experiment with Lego as a little girl, she can not add up.


But again i reiterate, in my opinion, it is not necessary to be made totally aware of peoples gender, half the fun is not really knowing and trying to guess using similar stereotypes to those illustrated above ;)
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Re: Gender

Postby xeno on Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:38 am

If you're good at risk then you're a guy. If you're a cook then you're a woman cuz they're used to bein in the kitchen. No need for gender.
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Re: Gender

Postby PLAYER57832 on Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:06 pm

jiminski wrote:To cut a long story short: because Klobber was not allowed to experiment with Lego as a little girl, she can not add up.


Yes, let's all buy our girls (and boys) Legos !!! and blocks!!!

oh, and let's not forget music...
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Re: Gender

Postby cicero on Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:41 pm

I think we're far enough off topic now guys ...

If you'd like to continue the Gender related discussion can I ask that you start a new thread in Chatter Box.

Any further posts here, in Suggestions & Bug Reports, should relate directly and constructively to the suggestion at hand.

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Re: Gender

Postby White Moose on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:03 pm

This idea is quite neat.

As already stated it should be a CHOICE to show/hide your gender.

You could have the choice of adding your gender in a tiny box:

Gender:

Male / Female

and then then another box:

Gender:

Show / Hide

You could also add a "Not specified" in the first box i mentioned.

There is one thing though..
What diffrens would it make to know the gender of the players?
Personally i wouldn't really mind it that much, though it would be quite nice to have it.

There is a problem with this aswell.
It's probably not that common.. but there has always been sexuall harassments in the world, so if you add genders here. then there MIGHT be some problems with this.
I'm not saying it WILL come, just that i MIGHT come. Though personally i haven't seen anything of it on this site.

Anyway, just my thoughts about this.
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Re: Gender

Postby lancehoch on Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:04 pm

You would actually only need one line with three boxes: hide, male, female
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