I wonder if it's ever been talked about, perhaps having something indicating gender in our avatar/signature area when we sign on? I have noticed a time or two that people have been mistaken in the way they have addressed or been addressed when communicating with someone on the forum. I admittedly have assumed some of our members were of one stripe, only to discover after many posts that they in fact are of a different stripe . (Never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer) Could it be that perhaps some are not comfortable identifying themselves as male or female on a forum for security reasons? Understandable I suppose.