Is he or isn't she?

Discussion in 'Forum News' started by PerryBee, May 22, 2011.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    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 :oops: . (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.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    With my screen name, which is short for identification, many think it is saying I am Dee. I don't see it as a biggee, but there may be a plug-in that gives a space for gender upon sign up. Maybe Charles can chime in on it here.
     

  3. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    It has never bothered me, and I hope anyone who has pictured me with a beard has not felt bad.

    Although it's not the case in this forum, I must say that the nebulous ID is handy on things like Car Repair forums, so I don't get some stupid condescending answer to my questions.
     
  4. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I at one time put my foot in my mouth and swalllowed it on another bee forum chat room talking about mead. Thought the person wanting the info on mead was a guy. told them what we called it and man did things get lit up in there. still banned to this day over that one and there was no profanity used :D
     
  5. rast

    rast New Member

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    Rat, aren't you glad your here now, I am.
     
  6. rast

    rast New Member

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    Oh good grief, I spelt "you're" wrong :mrgreen:.
     
  7. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    You spelled spelled wrong, too. So what. Who's looking? :p :mrgreen:
     
  8. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :rolling: :rotfl: :mrgreen:
     
  9. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    best parting gift they ever gave me was the incentive to look for a new home. And I couldnt have found a better one
     
  10. bwwertz

    bwwertz New Member

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    I bee a she. =) I'm glad ya'll are all here! You're helping me out tremendously!!!! Thank you!
     
  11. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    wow no wonder I like thisforum so well never been able to tell a woman what to do and being told glad your here :Dancing: :thumbsup:
     
  12. bwwertz

    bwwertz New Member

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    Lol! Glad I made your day! =)
     
  13. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I must say I am really clueless about such stuff. Perhaps this might explain why (much like RiverRat) I have been banned in Boston so to speak.

    I do recall when it did dawn on me that Hobie was not a he, although I never pictured him/her with a beard.
     
  14. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Gender really isn't important, to HAVE to state, with regards to being informative or getting informed, while polite generally inquired subtlely, as to whom your adressing, so I will for that purpose say ( incase you didn't know or want to know ) I am a guy.
     
  15. Skyhigh

    Skyhigh New Member

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    What she said. :Dancing:

    (Btw, this thread just totally cracked me up. Almost spit coffee on my monitor!)
     
  16. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Doesn't matter to me whether the person posting is male or female, why should it matter?- unless one is saying stupid things, which of course never happens here. :roll: :lol:

    Riverrat I doubt your mead comment would ruffle me.
     
  17. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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