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I think there's an option for this in the forum software, so I'll have a look and enable this tomorrow, as I've got a busy day today. If there isn't an option, I'll see if I can code one :).
 
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If I remember correctly, gender was shown in profile details in the past... But it is no longer shown for quite some time.
 
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Sheal, you could always put it under your name - where @zigs has "Naughty moderator," or JBtheExplorer has "Native Gardener." I think it's called a... tagline? Byline? (Someone help me out here... :unsure:.)

Also, there is an option to put it on your profile page. That way, if someone clicks your name or avatar, it would show up as Female. :)
 
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Is my screen name that of a male or female....:confused:
You're a male? Am I wrong:D? You see if a username YWPX, people might think it's a man!:eek::D

Should have posted earlier, but computer said NO!
 

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It looks like this is more complicated than I expected... XenForo (the software we use) has Gender fields by default - but I removed them (via hard coding) from registration years ago, as we had quite a few complains that people didn't like giving out date or birth or gender details (as they didn't want to reveal too much info).

Now that it has been removed, it's proving quite difficult to make it not required on registration and optional to add later - I didn't expect this problem when thinking about it yesterday, but it's hard coded in to the forum software (rather than a "custom field" like "hardiness zone" or "country").

The easiest option would be to use the custom title as suggested by @MaryMary - it should be possible to edit this on the personal details page:

https://www.gardening-forums.com/account/personal-details

It's not an ideal way of doing it, but I think on balance it would be better than forcing members to enter gender on registration. In XenForo 2.0 (which is very close to release), it looks like they've made gender an optional field, which means I can implement it when we upgrade. Here's the blurb from the XF2.0 information:

Gender and occupation moved to custom fields (upgrades)
New installs will no longer include gender and occupation fields and in upgrades they will be moved to custom fields. You may either remove them entirely or, in the case of gender, customize the available options.
If you've happy to use this workaround in the meantime, I'll be able to implement it properly when we upgrade to the new version :).
 
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@MaryMary "quite contrary" now i am confused...so you are a male human?:confused:

:p Don't know, do ya? Gotcha guessing now, huh? :sneaky: (My name ain't Mary!! o_O.)



"MaryMary Quite Contrary" is my... :rolleyes: um...well, it's my real "full user name." :oops: It's just too bulky to be easily used by other members, so I abbreviated it. ;) (It also wouldn't have spaced out right in the avatar box.)

I wanted a user name that made me laugh, and was plant/flower related. (y) I thought about "Green Thumb" but I have as many questions as answers, so no. Briefly considered "Poison Ivy," but it sounded mean. "Upsy Daisy" was too cheerful for me. (I think it suits @Upsy Daisy! (y).) I laughed out loud at "Shrinking Violet," but I had to admit, it didn't suit me. :ROFLMAO:

Then I decided to think of general gardening, instead. I thought about "Grow, Dammit!" (I'm not quite sure how that one would be received! :ROFLMAO:.) Then I thought of

MaryMary Quite Contrary,
How does your garden grow? :)

Now, that suited me to a T. :cool: It's all silver bells and cockle shells, here! :p






Still don't know, do ya?? :sneaky: :devil:
 
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