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Why are the only silhouettes in the default avatar set for the support site male?

428 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 1:00 PM by Daaq RSS
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Jan 3, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are the only profiles in the preset avatar set for the support site male profiles?


Was just wondering really, since it is sort of a sexist presumption to assume only males have questions to ask. Ohhh, that's right. The female users can use one of the "cute" icons.



  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)

    Are you referring to the greyish head/shoulders pic? This one?


    Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 11.23.27 AM.png

    Since there is no hair or other features visible at all - just a head and shoulders, I'd like to hear the logic behind your assumption.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)

    The profile Babowa pointed to is, as far as I can see, the only 'non-pictorial' support profile available. It is a subjective judgement whether it shows the view seen from behind of a male or female, and is probably intended to be neutral. Not all posters wish to reveal what gender they are.


    When you reach a certain level you can use your own avatar of choice.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)

    Why do you assume the image is seen from behind?


    I did not assume. I did not say anything about being seen from behind.


    Either way, the accusation stands.


    You are entitled to your opinion; I prefer to spend my time in a meaningul way.


    Good luck.

  • boobooboobooboo Level 3 Level 3 (870 points)

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)

    JayCampbell38 wrote:



    Watch out for the far-more-common-than-occasional threads from a user who signed up one day to post dozens of link to football or soccer games being played.


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