gender, what gender, part 2
OK, I'll give it a shot...
A gal is more likely to consider what the fish are thinking and feeling. Or maybe not.
A gal is not eager to start dumping chemicals and electrical equipment into the tank. Or maybe not.
A gal is more frugal with the hobby since there are no bragging rights from spending money on equipment among her friends. Or maybe not.
A gal is generally soft spoken about giving advice and typically does not cite great experience with an issue, even if she has great experience with that issue, though she will mention it if challenged. Or maybe not.
And a gal will try to dissarm a fight or just stop responding to a jerk without getting into a "war of words". Or maybe not.
Now, I will say again that it is often very hard to tell gender here unless a poster mentions something specific that makes it obvious. Just because someone is hesitant to gut a light and rewire it does not mean anything by itself. But, eventually the clues start to add up and I find that a poster takes on a "voice" that is male or female. I've found out that I was wrong a lot of times, but that may be that I assume male by default, or it may be that some women conciously try to post in a gender neutral manner. Or maybe a computer based fish forum only attracts women who are non-traditional in some way already and so they are not so obviously feminine in their posts. I dunno.
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