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Yes or No answer, to add m/f indicator

  1. YES

    13 vote(s)
  2. NO

    8 vote(s)

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  1. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    When you interact with the same people on a regular basis, it's kind of nice to have at least a little idea about who you're "talking" to. Plus it helps build the sense of community. Anybody coming to Android Forums looking for a girlfriend, um, there are probably places with better odds lol.

  2. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    :rofl: agreed.
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I guess I don't see the issue, although I'm not against having the option.

    Anything posted here that would be offensive to anyone based on their gender would be against the rules and should be reported anyway. Anytime I have referred to a member by the incorrect shorthand and they let me know, a quick "oops, sorry" in a subsequent post has been more than enough to smooth any ruffled feathers.
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Why not put it in the signature (if wanted)? Everyone over 25 posts gets one to put almost anything they want in....

    IMO, it doesn't make sense to add another option to slow the site down for something like this... granted, I don't pay the bills so it's not my call....

  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I'm alright assuming Pinky-girl is female and Tech-guy is male. If the name doesn't lend itself to gender, I'll apologies if it's wrong but at the end of the day, they didn't make any effort to make it known so shouldn't be hurt if we get it wrong.
  6. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    Sometimes a cool name that you want doesn't specify or show that your male and female. You might say sorry to that person but after that post gets buried new people don't know and they make the same mistake. You can even put it in your profile not the posting profile. This way if you're unsure you could just check their profile and it'll State weather there male female or if they decide not to check any that's up to them.
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Very interesting reasons here!
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  8. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Amen to that.

    It's nice to know whether or not I'm addressing a male or female when answering a members questions and trying to point them in the right direction. I tend to take a little extra time and be a little more formal when talking to a woman. It's just the way I was raised.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Poll moved in as promised. :)
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  10. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Nuts. It's working for others. :confused:

    Tell you what, I added a yes for you, cool?
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  12. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Yes, thanks. Was trying to do it from phone's web browser. And I have metropcs.....would have taken all day to reload lol.
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  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Next time maybe try out Boat Browser or Boat Browser Mini (smaller footprint, faster), seems to support _most_ of our forum functions. :)
  14. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    I use tapatalk II and the pole doesnt show up, I look at it on pc in am and pm.
    Just tried it in web view and can see it.
  15. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Yeah, tapatalk has no support for polls, unfortunately.
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  16. tb078

    tb078 Well-Known Member

    :hmmmm2: This stemmed off of my post early in the week lol.. I didn't mean no harm by it.. I mistakenly get passed off as a male in other reasons (y'all probably figure that one out easily why..) but I do think it's a good idea to have an optional M/F thingy.. Just my 2 cent's tho :D . . :dontknow:
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  17. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Personally I'm not really convinced how much demand there would be for this, although I'm not against the idea.

    But, for those of you who would have concerns over this being brought in - would it help if gender was not asked for (even optionally) during registration for the forum? I feel that if you had to dig into your UserCP to find it, it would be much clearer that it was opt-in, rater than required info.
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  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    After time to mull it over more...

    I highly doubt males would be moved enough to make it known that they are indeed a male, as that is already what is typically assumed on a technology website.

    Furthermore, like I mentioned before the females who want it to be known already do a fine job of letting people know via username, avatar, sig, bio, ect.

    In the end, the problem is the assumption people are making. Stop using he/she if you don't know the person. Earlys comment is dead on.

    If female members really feel like this is needed, I'm Ok with it.

    I just doubt there's that big of a need for it when the problem can easily be corrected by not making assumptions.
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  19. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    I would of called you a male...lol. random numbers and letters always makes me think its a he.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Hey just today a well known member with a very masculine user name was mistaken for a woman, so I put that with Petra's comments and I am seeing the benefits.

    Definitely a post registration option though, yeah.

    I don't know if this is doable or not, I'm not the guy that would know, it depends on our forum software and dev support priorities. I can say that we'll make sure that this gets admin attention, but please be patient on this, there's most likely a list of needs in front of this one.
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  21. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Since the first time I saw you say you're female, you've been female.

    Sure, irregulars might not know but those who simply recognise your name and have seen you post that you're female, just know.

    Many screen names on tech forums, albeit inadvertently - appear male. So when one of those names turns round and says "Well actually, I'm female", it tends to stick.

    I dont think it should be mandatory, but if there's something that helps go for it. But if it means that much, I think signature is a great place to put it. Thats making an effort. Its a shame you only get one per page.

    On a more facetious note, anyone remember "ASL"? We could append that to our sn's.


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  22. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Signatures aren't seen on tapa, profile info is.
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  23. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    Yes it was kinda stemmed off you but has happen many times before too. Seemed like the time to see what the comminity has to say about it. Thx for your imput.
  24. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    I'm not a female if that is what you thought. Don't know where you thought I said I was a female?
  25. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    LMBO!!!! See.... this is exactly what I mean. PERFECT EXAMPLE. :p

    Here something even funnier..... before I changed my avatar to something more masculine, people used to see my name and think Wetbiker was female. Imagine that. LOL:rolleyes:

    A Wetbike is a personal watercraft.
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