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Old 06-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Gender (I'll show you mine, and you show me yours)

Wags brought to my attention that you cannot check a poster's gender on their profile. Although members must include their gender, it was kept private.

Given the way pronouns work, life will be much easier if those who are so inclined can check the profile for someone's gender.

For you secrecy fanatics, today we added undisclosed as an option.

July 1 the gender field in the profile will be public. You have until that date to secretly change your gender.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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After July 1 if we have a sex change operation are we stuck with our gender or can we change it on the boards?
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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I'll check tomorrow morning in the shower. BTW, what are the external signs of each possible gender? I want it correct, you know.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #4
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As the board's official medical officer, please be advised that all members will be required to take this test in order to retain their status as full fledged board members.

And speaking of "members," if you have one, you're a male.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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And speaking of "members," if you have one, you're a male.
Even an itty-bitty one?

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Even an itty-bitty one?

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Old 06-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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11 out of 12 right, the gal in the flowered blouse threw me.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:15 PM   #9
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Wags brought to my attention that you cannot check a poster's gender on their profile. Although members must include their gender, it was kept private.

Given the way pronouns work, life will be much easier if those who are so inclined can check the profile for someone's gender.

For you secrecy fanatics, today we added undisclosed as an option.

July 1 the gender field in the profile will be public. You have until that date to secretly change your gender.
Hey Dude...

Why should I waste my time looking to see their gender.... who cares!!!

BTW... was only 10 of 12... disappointing....
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10 out of 12 also. Which is roughly as good as I do on the internet for people without obvious screen names.
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This is so going to help with the e-r.org matchmaking subforum.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:53 PM   #12
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I also got 10/12. This was fairly hard; there were several that I wasn't sure- some I guessed right, some wrong.

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7 out of 12; how embarrassing and I live in S.F. Don't let me out alone!
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:23 PM   #14
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FIRE is not tolerant of pretenders, so by our July 1 calenders, we must all be senders of our genders. The moderators, acting as goaltenders, will be apprehenders of all discommenders. But without tender to force surrender, what about the gender-benders, out marching in rainbow suspenders? Do we really need to know about transgender, cross-dressers, or sexual amenders? Hmm… If anyone incorrectly reports their genders, will they be labeled as offenders? Or conscientious contenders to forum engenders?

I act as commender to those who attender to this lofty agenda…

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9 out of 12. Apparently there's only one way to know for sure....
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!0 out of 12. To be sure give them the "Mick test". A la Crocodile Dundee.
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7 out of 12.

("Which is roughly as good as I do on the internet for people without obvious screen names.")
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FIRE is not tolerant of pretenders, so by our July 1 calenders, we must all be senders of our genders. The moderators, acting as goaltenders, will be apprehenders of all discommenders. But without tender to force surrender, what about the gender-benders, out marching in rainbow suspenders? Do we really need to know about transgender, cross-dressers, or sexual amenders? Hmm… If anyone incorrectly reports their genders, will they be labeled as offenders? Or conscientious contenders to forum engenders?
I act as commender to those who attender to this lofty agenda…
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #19
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9 of 12

But I know my wife is a woman.

The next most important question is can you tell the woman's true hair color?
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The next most important question is can you tell the woman's true hair color?
The answer is obvious....eh, hmmm, nm.
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