While that might work elsewhere... yeah.e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Occasionally I will realize that I have someone's gender confused. In fact, quite often. I'll assume this is because I generally assume that everyone is male, unless it's very obvious that they're not. This usually works out fine. For instance, on another forum I go to, there's only 1 girl who posts with any frequency. And I can't even think of more than 1 other who posts at all!
Here, unless someone specifically refers to their genitals and/or gives themselves a gender label, it's.. probably best to assume they're human and leave it at that. There's probably a few people here who don't even self-identify as human, but ... we can pretty much let that one slide for now.
Later, though.. when people start converting themselves to nanobot clouds or dolphins or whatever, then we'll have to drop the human assumption.
So... yeah, unless you're interested in having sex with someone or are trying to get some advice that requires a particular gender/sexuality/sex to answer or something, try not to worry about their gender/sex/sexuality. It's not important.