Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2010, 12:25 PM   #41
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Personally, I would always prefer to know whether I am speaking to a man or a woman.
I have to admit I feel the same way. In regards to most subjects on the forum, it doesn't matter. However if someone says they want to have a night out on the town and wonder how they should dress; I might be a little embarrassed to mention different shades of lipstick and an underwire bra ......and it turns out the OP is a man.
__________________

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #42
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
You got a point, BBB--especially since some of our members might be in the hairy-leg skirt wearing club! We've seen pictures, even!
__________________

__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #43
gone traveling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 3,851
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
I might be a little embarrassed to mention different shades of lipstick and an underwire bra ......and it turns out the OP is a man.
Heck - I've been married so long (and yes, I am a guy - last time I checked), that seems like "small talk" in my world ...
__________________
rescueme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #44
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyounge1956 View Post
In the last couple of days I've been referred to as "he" by two different people responding to my comments on "Should Public Pensions start Later?" and IIRC by someone else recently on another thread. This has happened at least once at bogleheads, too. I signed my introductory post with an obviously female name, my profile says I'm female, and I've mentioned in passing any number of times that I'm a woman. So why do people online mistake me for a man?

I don't understand this, and I'm starting to find it more than a little disconcerting. Does anyone else get mistaken for the opposite sex online?
Not everyone reads or remembers every post. Nor do they check profiles.

If someone has an androgynous name and doesn't give frequent reminders that they are female, it's not unlikely that they will be assumed to be male because -- 1) the majority of people on this forum are male (over 60% in some poll IIRC) and 2) in written English, it is assumed that the other person is a "he" unless clearly known to be a "she".

omni (a she!)
__________________
omni550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 01:05 PM   #45
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
R

By the way, in case anyone cares, I am a pre-op MTF Lesbian.

Ha
Gold and Oil

Though the cellar full of gold would have turned out to be a good idea. Sell!
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 01:27 PM   #46
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha View Post
Gold and Oil

Though the cellar full of gold would have turned out to be a good idea. Sell!
So weird. I did have a lot of gold back then, but suffered a premature disgorgement of same. I should have listened better to my own analysis.

Quote:
The nice thing about gold as an investment is that although demand for jewelry and similar uses may trail off as prices rise, investment demand increases. In other words, the demand curve employs positive feedback. This is how booms can happen.
BTW, some of those old threads are really funny! I think over time we have moved somewhat closer to the ponderousness of Bogle-Heads.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 01:27 PM   #47
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
It's the internet. You can make all the assumptions you want but honestly, how much do you really know about any one member? For example... I could be a pencil necked 17 year old boy. How would you really know?

A nice pink signature could help with assumptions:

Forget love...I'd rather fall in chocolate!


Oldie but goldie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee View Post
Oh no. Where will it end. First there's the revelation that Ted is a mere mortal with temptations to gamble and not an investment machine. Next comes the even more frightening revelation that John Galt is not a conservative, bond-only investor but is actually the ultimate market timer just waiting on the side line for all these years for the right timing.

What's next? Is GDER really a survivalist living in the desert off of nuts and berries while sleeping in caves? Does Cut-Throat really hate to fish? Is unclemick really a 13 year old girl from Missoula who likes to pretend to be a retired man on the internet?

I don't know if this old fart's heart can take much more.
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #48
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
...suffered a premature disgorgement

Ha
I hate when that happens.
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 01:49 PM   #49
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
I've been mistaken online for a female. Disconcerting, but as long as your gender isn't confusing at home it's no big deal.
I hope your current avatar doesn't give the impression that you're an ass...
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 05:15 PM   #50
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA suburbs
Posts: 1,769
I can generally tell by the way something is written if the poster is male or female even if they are not explicit, at least if I read several posts. Not that gender really matters here except for curiosity's sake.
And kyounge---I have always known you were a woman.
__________________
WhoDaresWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 05:39 PM   #51
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
I had to log off, else wouldn't get anything done. But I am back now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
I just think you should sell that vacation house and RV (and boat if you have one), kick back with all that money, and retire before you get too old!
Selling the RV after only one trip? Gee, you really want me to sit in a rocking chair, waiting to die? That small motor home is the last thing I am going to sell, because it is going to be my dwelling of last resort. A prudent guy must have a back up plan.

And what money? Didn't you see the recent thread about 2.1% SWR going forward? And that about SS going to be means tested? Without that RV, how am I going to be living in the mountains of New Mexico?

Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
I've been mistaken online for a female. I assume it's because I prefer low stress arguement free posting, don't care about sports, and do appreciate old rugs, Molas, Kuba cloth, various pottery, and such like.
I never thought of you as a woman. By the way, we have the low-stress posting and the indifference of sports in common. But about the rugs, cloth, and pottery stuff, I dunno... So, perhaps you are more feminine than I am.

Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Personally, I would always prefer to know whether I am speaking to a man or a woman.
Same as you, I like to know the gender and age of the poster that I make a reply to. I also like to tease and taunt people, and knowing a bit about them makes it easier.
__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #52
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
I hope your current avatar doesn't give the impression that you're an ass...
Hope your avatar doesn't mean you're like this Nords...

__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:16 PM   #53
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
After reading these posts I have decided to indicate my gender under "User CP" in order to avoid any confusion...
__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:27 PM   #54
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Following the nice weather
Posts: 6,428
Kyounge, I've known you are a female for quite a while, but my original impression was male. I think Rich nailed it for me, it was the name format. It just looked like a male screen name to me, for whatever reason. And the cookies weren't the giveaway you might have thought. Everybody (except the occasional mutant) loves chocolate chip cookies.

Also, and completely out of your control, I used to have a good friend named Kevin Young. I think that was what started me out thinking you were male.
__________________
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers, or maybe Sam Clemens
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
harley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:44 PM   #55
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rustward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,572
A little OT, but a former co-w*rker found a toenail clipping under her desk during her first week on the job and told me it looked like a male toenail. At least she thought it was a toenail. I didn't ask how she could tell it came from a male. The previous occupant of that space was indeed male, but she was probably told that.

This conversation came after I noticed her nice new speakerphone -- in an era when people at that place in our grade did not normally get speakerphones. There was mention of taking a support call, having to rest the phone on her shoulder while she operated the keyboard, then something about an earring that popped off and the hands and knees search . . .

Not making this up -- this really happened.
So maybe some people can tell with just the subtlest of clues?
__________________
Rustward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #56
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by obgyn65 View Post
After reading these posts I have decided to indicate my gender under "User CP" in order to avoid any confusion...
Maybe I don't know where to look, but under profile you have nothing. And your gender is not clear to me- often ob-gyns are women, but not always.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:59 PM   #57
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Maybe I don't know where to look, but under profile you have nothing. And your gender is not clear to me- often ob-gyns are women, but not always.

Ha
In OBGYN's profile, click the About Me tab.
__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 07:02 PM   #58
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan View Post
In OBGYN's profile, click the About Me tab.
I see only profile comments, statistics, and friends tabs.
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 07:08 PM   #59
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,423
haha, I never knew your name is Mikey. I saw that in your old posts in the gold topic that Martha linked.
__________________
Married, both 62. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
Sue J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #60
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
I see only profile comments, statistics, and friends tabs.
Interesting, I thought everyone could see the About Me tab.

Here is a link to my profile. Can you see the About Me tab?

Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community - View Profile: Alan
__________________

__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
People who do polls about people who do polls about people in California-friendly? FUEGO Other topics 22 04-22-2009 09:57 AM
Another new guy! Videonut85 Hi, I am... 1 08-07-2008 08:03 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.