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BennyW
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7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.
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7/15/2015 1:05:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Can a guy not look feminine?
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7/15/2015 1:07:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:05:29 PM, Preston wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Can a guy not look feminine?

Th's not white I mane. I am talking about clearly female. I will try to find an example.
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It's pretty lazy to quote things you disagree with, call it stupid and move on, rather than arguing with the person. -000ike
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7/15/2015 1:07:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:05:29 PM, Preston wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Can a guy not look feminine?

I don't think that's what he's talking about.
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7/15/2015 1:09:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:07:15 PM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:05:29 PM, Preston wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Can a guy not look feminine?

Th's not white I mane. I am talking about clearly female. I will try to find an example.

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Lee001
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7/15/2015 1:24:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Because they have the right to do so. Does it bother you? Maybe it does. Unless, you're gay and are scoping out guys and you're mad because their default picture is of a girl..?
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7/15/2015 1:35:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

*cough* Zaradi *cough* Bluesteel *cough* XLAV *cough*

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7/15/2015 1:41:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:35:21 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

*cough* Zaradi *cough* Bluesteel *cough* XLAV *cough*

Did I miss anyone? I kind of feel like I did.

XLAV is a girl...trust me.
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"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

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7/15/2015 1:41:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:24:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Because they have the right to do so. Does it bother you? Maybe it does. Unless, you're gay and are scoping out guys and you're mad because their default picture is of a girl..?

I don't think he's mad, I think he is just confused. Don't take offense, Hannah.
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7/15/2015 1:41:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:41:21 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:24:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Because they have the right to do so. Does it bother you? Maybe it does. Unless, you're gay and are scoping out guys and you're mad because their default picture is of a girl..?

I don't think he's mad, I think he is just confused. Don't take offense, Hannah.

I wasn't taking offense? I think its funny.
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"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

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7/15/2015 1:44:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:41:52 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:41:21 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:24:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Because they have the right to do so. Does it bother you? Maybe it does. Unless, you're gay and are scoping out guys and you're mad because their default picture is of a girl..?

I don't think he's mad, I think he is just confused. Don't take offense, Hannah.

I wasn't taking offense? I think its funny.

Okay, I must have misunderstood you. My apologies.
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7/15/2015 1:46:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So I'm a puppy then?
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RevNge
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7/15/2015 1:58:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:41:08 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:35:21 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

*cough* Zaradi *cough* Bluesteel *cough* XLAV *cough*

Did I miss anyone? I kind of feel like I did.

XLAV is a girl...trust me.

XLAV is about as much of a girl as Wylted is a pro-black activist.
Lee001
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7/15/2015 1:58:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:46:37 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
So I'm a puppy then?

A cute one.
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"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

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7/15/2015 2:07:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 2:02:05 PM, RevNge wrote:
Apparently I'm a chibi version of L that is trapped on top of a cake.

I'll take that strawberry ;p
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"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
RevNge
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7/15/2015 2:10:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 2:07:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 2:02:05 PM, RevNge wrote:
Apparently I'm a chibi version of L that is trapped on top of a cake.

I'll take that strawberry ;p

Nuu mine D:<
Lee001
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7/15/2015 2:11:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 2:10:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 7/15/2015 2:07:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 2:02:05 PM, RevNge wrote:
Apparently I'm a chibi version of L that is trapped on top of a cake.

I'll take that strawberry ;p

Nuu mine D:<

Share with meeehh :(
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
BennyW
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7/15/2015 2:12:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 1:24:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 7/15/2015 1:03:39 PM, BennyW wrote:
I sometimes find it difficult when a male debater has a profile picture with a female in it. I could look up their profile but usually do't put in that effort and so I can mistakenly call a male, a female based on their picture.

Because they have the right to do so. Does it bother you? Maybe it does. Unless, you're gay and are scoping out guys and you're mad because their default picture is of a girl..?

It doesn't particularly upset me and they have have their picture be anything they like, I am just saying it can get confusing.
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7/15/2015 2:16:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 2:14:27 PM, Varrack wrote:
So I'm a jaguar then. I used to be a pegasi a couple weeks ago.

Yeah, Varrack I have no idea how to address you based on your photo! :)
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7/15/2015 2:19:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/15/2015 2:16:59 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 7/15/2015 2:14:27 PM, Varrack wrote:
So I'm a jaguar then. I used to be a pegasus a couple weeks ago.

Yeah, Varrack I have no idea how to address you based on your photo! :)

Call me "it". Just kidding, assume the person or animal in my picture is male I guess.
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7/16/2015 4:14:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I understand where OP is coming from. Of course they can have a profile pic of a girl if they want, but it just seems pointlessly confusing. It's as if they're *trying* to confuse people.

Also, it can cause people to use the wrong pronouns. For example, the other day I voted on one of Zaradi's debates and I referred to her as a she because I saw she had a female picture so it is a valid inference to conclude that this picture is of herself. It was only later that I realised he is male.

Of course it's a minor issue, but it is ever so slightly annoying.