What is the deal with this: "ele edited HIS profile" ? No wonder a new user thought I was a dude! He was very embarrassed & apologetic - I laughed.
Several times new members have been embarrassed when they mistakenly referred to another user by the wrong gender. Even long time members have made mistakes. Perhaps a new line could be added in our accts where you ask real name, location & age & members will have the option to declare gender if they so desire.
The software we use is open-source and was not written by us. Whoever originally wrote it probably used the word "his" in that character string as a generic term. We will see about changing this string to "his/her" the next time we make any modifications to the underlying software - this may not be for some weeks.
If you are concerned that people are mistaking your gender, there is nothing to prevent you writing something along the lines of I am female in your account profile.
answered Aug 14 '13 at 10:17
Simon Templeton ♦♦