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#1 Unread post by Zangor » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:02 am

honestly ever since iv been in the forums i have trouble telling if people are guys or gals and then i usually get corrected
still it would be nice to have genders displayed so users can refer to another user with the correct noun (he/she)
can this be done please?

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#2 Unread post by Mania » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:11 am

I'm not against that, but I'd rather have a free-form profile field than a binary field. Optional, of course.

Hmm ... And I'm not sure we have space on the mini-profile that you see next to posts. Would it help if you could see this info when you clicked through to the full profile?

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#3 Unread post by Zangor » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:14 am

anything would help i just kinda hate accidentaly calling a girl a guy or vice versa

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#4 Unread post by Karathyriel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:23 am

In my opinion, this is just like WoW.

You never know if that sweet little butt from that femaly blood elf paladin, that's swaying from side to side in front of you, is played by a 6'2", 450lbs, sweaty, unshaved trucker who smells of onions, stale smoke and beer. :lol:

And I think it should by the users decision to display or not display his gender.

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#5 Unread post by Ryno » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:37 am

Yeah, people will correct you if you're wrong. It's not a real big deal imo.

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#6 Unread post by Mania » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:39 am

Karathyriel wrote:And I think it should by the users decision to display or not display his gender.
Oh, of course. But I don't see much problem with giving that option.

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#7 Unread post by Vephriel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:18 pm

Hmm, if I recall correctly I'm pretty sure I've seen these forums with Gender as an optional thing to fill in on your profile. If people want to state if they're male or female they could, or they could leave it undisclosed.

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#8 Unread post by Mania » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:43 pm

It is done. It is optional. And it is free-form. ;)

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#9 Unread post by Saturo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:45 pm

Ah, so that's why the forums went down. I had a great post written up, I'll tell you. And hen it disappeared...

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#10 Unread post by Vephriel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:49 pm

Woot, awesome Mania. :D

Haha, yeah I saw the little hiccup. Scared me for a minute because it was right after I moved a topic and I was like...
D: I broke it!

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#11 Unread post by Mania » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:43 pm

Sorry about your post, Saturo!

Actually the downtime was for a phpBB update. When I went to set up the Gender field, the board started yelling at me about an important software update that had to be done immediately. I was under the impression that it wouldn't have any real impact on users, but I didn't realize you'd lose your posts in progress. I'll try to be more careful about that in the future.

(And I did the Gender thing after the update was done and we were back up.)

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#12 Unread post by Saturo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:51 pm

No problem about the post. :) All that happened was that I got the error message when I hit Submit. I just pressed back, and the text was there. Besides, it scared Veph, so at least some good came out if it.

It's a neat idea. However, the field does say something about the gender of your characters, and I'd think a larger, multirowed field might be better then. Also, it cut off my text, so it's still empty. I had something quite witty though out.

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#13 Unread post by Kalliope » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:58 pm

Karathyriel wrote:You never know if that sweet little butt from that femaly blood elf paladin, that's swaying from side to side in front of you, is played by a 6'2", 450lbs, sweaty, unshaved trucker who smells of onions, stale smoke and beer. :lol:
So what are you really telling us, Kara? :mrgreen:

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#14 Unread post by Karathyriel » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:06 am

Nothing...
I don't have a truck, I don't drink beer and I quit smoking in 2002.

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#15 Unread post by Kalliope » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:35 am

Karathyriel wrote:Nothing...
I don't have a truck, I don't drink beer and I quit smoking in 2002.
Oh good! :)

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#16 Unread post by Mania » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:01 am

For the record, there is nothing wrong with 6'2", 450lbs truckers who smoke and drink beer. My mother is married to one. Personally I prefer if they shower regularly, but sometimes that's not feasible on the road. *shrug*

And once again, we are far, far off-topic. ;)

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#17 Unread post by Kalliope » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:07 am

Mania wrote:For the record, there is nothing wrong with 6'2", 450lbs truckers who smoke and drink beer. My mother is married to one. Personally I prefer if they shower regularly, but sometimes that's not feasible on the road. *shrug*

And once again, we are far, far off-topic. ;)
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#18 Unread post by Chrizesu » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:30 am

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#19 Unread post by Saturo » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:41 am

My place, this evening. Bring your own computer and red bull.

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#20 Unread post by Victorelle » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:50 pm

I get mistaken for a guy on my friends ventrillo all the time. Maybe thats beacuse my voice is so low, for a girl :P So yea I'm use to being mistaken for a guy. My friend hates it tho he will always yell at them and tell them that I am a girl... (sometimes he bands them if they were yelling at me for a stupid reason) but I think it would be nice. I hate calling poeple by the wrong gender :3

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