Not a bug but ...
Where a user has not uploaded a pic there is a default 'click to change' silhouette. This is quite clearly a bloke. In fact I think it is modelled on my geography teacher. If that silhouette is wearing elbow patches it is definately him.
Anyhow, this didn't used to bother me as you don't see the silhouettes for non-pic people in the normal course of events. For non-pic people, I find one tends to imagine what posters look like. In my imagination female posters who make witty, entertaining and engaging posts generally resemble Penelope Cruz.
However, every now and then a hottest forum thread thing appears on the right of my screen. This has the pic, poster name, and the thread title in a speech bubble. It creeps me out when the poster is clearly of the female persuasion but the silhouette is that of a bloke.
Please stop trying to make my Penelope Cruzs look like Mr. Donnelly.
Hark the Herald Wilkie wrote (see)
bos, I think maybe you need to get out more!
Have you seen the weather out there?
I'm staying in here where it's warm with my collection of Almodovar films.
kittenkat wrote (see)
Just change the generic avatar to this and people will soon upload a pic (Not my feet btw)
You dont find it creepy that female posters have a male avatar?
Er, I would suggest that it is not me who should be exploring.
How do you know it's a man? Could be a masculine-looking woman.
You've fallen into the trap of gender stereotyping!
Your avatar - that could be male or female (whatever it is?!)
It's only a picture, after all. Penelope Cruz could have anything as an avatar, and she'd still be Penelope Cruz....
How do you know it's a man? Could be a masculine-looking woman.You've fallen into the trap of gender stereotyping! Your avatar - that could be male or female (whatever it is?!)It's only a picture, after all. Penelope Cruz could have anything as an avatar, and she'd still be Penelope Cruz....
a) someone masculine looking is more like to be a man than a woman. That isnt stereotyping, just the way it is
b) I dont believe you didnt recognise Flat Eric.
(a) more likely, but not necessarily. To assume that because someone looks masculine then they must be male is stereotyping.
(b) I guess I don't watch enough tv!
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