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  1. 14 Aug '04 21:01 / 1 edit
    I'm sorry -- I love to complain, so forgive me as a non-subscriber making a suggestion. But, well -- to be honest -- I'm really saddened to see my non-subscriber avatar obviously in the form of a man. It really irks me. One could say it's a reason to subscribe, but since most chess players (and non-subscribers) here are male, wouldn't it be more of an impetus to have a female silhouette to drive them to join? Or, couldn't we have the choice of a male or female silhouette? Or have a non-gender related default avatar (or whatever those graphics are called)?

    Russ, help! You have a thing for humiliating women, huh?

    Sarah --not resembling my silly avatar at all-- Tran
  2. 14 Aug '04 21:25 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Debi
    Sarah it`s because of women like you that womens rights are a joke - you want a silly avatar-perhaps a pretty rose?
    GO BUY A STAR!
    I'm sorry to be combative, but I'd say "it's because of people like you that tongue-in-cheek posts often fall on tin ears." Obviously, my continuing to play at RHP has no relation to my avatar, but I get a laugh out of seeing myself represented as a man and thought I'd mention it. It was meant as nothing more than pointing out something silly and harmless -- if you take it so seriously, I'm sorry. If more women had a sense of humor, we'd probably be able to accomplish a lot more!

    Sarah

    p.s. I pay (edit) more than $100 a year in subscriptions to chess sites (even though I'm heavily in debt). I'm just waiting my time to see and try out RHP.
  3. 14 Aug '04 21:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AsianRose
    I'm sorry -- I love to complain, so forgive me as a non-subscriber making a suggestion. But, well -- to be honest -- I'm really saddened to see my non-subscriber avatar obviously in the form of a man. It really irks me. One could sa ...[text shortened]... n, huh?

    Sarah --not resembling my silly avatar at all-- Tran
    that's a good point and humorously put too, sarah!
    i myself didn't think that default represented me - in fact, i actually spent time trying to figure out who it was, before i realized it was a default
    now i am more appropriately represented

    well that was a few years ago, before i became smarter by playing chess here

    in friendship,
    prad
  4. Standard member Debi
    Forum Lurker
    14 Aug '04 21:48
    It was meant as nothing more than pointing out something silly and harmless--if you take it so seriously,I`m sorry.If more women had a sense of humour,we`d probably be able to accomplish a lot more!

    It was read as nothing more than silly & petty!

    -- if you take it so seriously,I`m sorry.
    SERIOUSLY? I am a member of a golf club-If I were to take womens rights etc. seriously ~I would have comitted murder by now!

    A sense of humour? _ if it were funny I might have laughed- but I doubt seriously whether you would have accomplished anything!

    BTW- from that avatar how can you tell if it is male or female-because I certainly can`t.
  5. 14 Aug '04 21:50
    You go, girl! AsianRose made her point discretely, so all you women bashers put your cudgels away.
  6. Standard member Debi
    Forum Lurker
    14 Aug '04 21:52
    Originally posted by buddy2
    You go, girl! AsianRose made her point discretely, so all you women bashers put your cudgels away.
    ?
  7. Standard member Impala03
    Attire Advisor
    15 Aug '04 05:59
    Originally posted by Debi
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  8. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    15 Aug '04 08:33
    Originally posted by AsianRose

    p.s. I pay (edit) more than $100 a year in subscriptions to chess sites (even though I'm heavily in debt). I'm just waiting my time to see and try out RHP.
    If you paid a bit more for this one, you could choose your own icon anyway
  9. 15 Aug '04 09:34
    How did Debi's reply to my first post get deleted? I'm glad I quoted her in my reply, otherwise people would think I was arguing with myself and I'd be getting unsolicited psychiatric advice. Anyway, the more I look at it, the more I've begun to think that the silhouette resembles my 7th grade French teacher. Spooky, just real spooky.
  10. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    15 Aug '04 09:36
    Strange, that default avatar looks remarkably like a silhouette of my wife.
  11. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    15 Aug '04 09:40
    ...Actually a good point AsianRose...

    People like Debi as best left ignored. A good line to remember is "Don't feed the trolls"

    Maybe a second avatar should be available, a female stilhouette. Then again, there are very few females on this site, the stilhouette is only there to indicate that you're not a subscriber

    I'd say to stop subscribing to other sites and just join RHP! Welcome to the club
  12. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    15 Aug '04 13:38 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    ...Actually a good point AsianRose...

    People like Debi as best left ignored. A good line to remember is "Don't feed the trolls"

    Maybe a second avatar should be available, a female stilhouette. Then again, there are very few ...[text shortened]... bscribing to other sites and just join RHP! Welcome to the club
    I played Debi and she's a fine girl,I don't get why you say ''people like Debi as best left ignored'' and also I don't find her post so offensive to be cut off.
    The only thing that should be ignored here is Asianrose's post which simply doesn't make sense.
    I know plenty of girls with very short hair.............but if she wants the women to be a stereotype............
  13. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    15 Aug '04 13:51
    she's right.
    when you subscribe here you tell them your gender, so a sex-adapted silouette shouldn't be a problem!
    get's my rec...
    th
  14. Standard member The Slow Pawn
    HIT THE LIGHTS
    15 Aug '04 14:16
    All I have to say to that is LOL

    Are you seriously discussins the default avatar and regarding this discussion toward female discrimination ?? *still on the floor laughing*

    Not much more to say really ... Get a star, support this site, and put a lovely picture of yourself up, otherwise please don't bother the system administrator with laughable requests like that ...

  15. Standard member Toe
    15 Aug '04 14:51 / 1 edit
    why not a a silhouette of a pawn?
    Specific to the site and non gender specific.