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One of the problems that plagues online forums is the incorrect usage of pronouns -- some people tire of the mistakes and it can become a flashpoint. So I suggest that we add something in the sidebar that gives the gender of the user. Just like the location option, I think that we should keep it optional -- if you don't want to list your gender, that's fine. Here's an example sidebar (using mine as an example)

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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

DO WANT. UP.

It would definitely help with gender confusion. I'm one of those people who get people's genders wrong 50% of the time.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

UP

Doesn't seem like much, but it can sure be helpful in some situations imo.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

It would be convenient in certain situations. Voting UP.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

Not really necessary. It may be helpful in a few cases, but it doesn't take much effort to click the member's profile and the sidebar may become a little cluttered. I'll give it a Up for now, but if it can't be done it's no big deal imo.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

It might not be a big change, but I think it would help in many situations. Definitely UP.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

I'm going to vote UP as I think it would be useful.

There's definetly mods that make a gender field in the postbit. I'm not too sure if they offer an option to not display your gender however; result from searching for gender in the vb4 mods got me this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231260
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

UP first of all we all have people wondering whos what and all of that to atleast make it easier JUST ADD THE GENDER
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

One of the problems that plagues online forums is the incorrect usage of pronouns
You can always just use third person plural. But yes, I vote UP as well and as you say if people don't want to display it they don't have to, as with Location.
 
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UP

I vote up because it's convenient. If it can't be done, though, that's alright.
 
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Up. It's really Awkward when I'm talking to a girl, but I don't know that, and I call the "Dude", or "He", or "His", or something like that.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

UP because it would be helpful--the only bad thing I can think of is it killing the 'what gender is the user above you' game, which is really not that important.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

I've wanted that so badly for a while.

UP!
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

Definitely UP. Makes it a lot easier to address other people. And if they don't want to show their gender, they just don't set it in their profile.
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

Ya, if it is too difficult or if you fear that it'll clutter the sidebar, that's fine as well.
 
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Its an ok thing, and it'll help avoid gender confusion. UP
 
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UP

good god the gender confusion
 
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Re: IDEA: Add Gender in the Sidebar

Is it really that hard to check out someone's profile?
 
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