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Gender Test (12 Sep 2003 at 13:22)
This gender test is amusing and more scientific than it sounds. Try it out!
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Jeff (phd15.cs.yale.edu) – 09.12.03 13:56:03
That's an old ass test. It would be more impressive if it didn't ask things like "does your middle name end in a vowel?" or "do you carry things in your pockets?"
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 09.12.03 16:02:20
Yeah, I know it's old ass, but today was my first encounter. You're right, though, there are definitely some "ringers" buried between questions like, "So, does Canada suck or what?"
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keith (h-69-3-215-134.lsanca54.covad.net) – 09.13.03 02:19:51
I answered the test truthfully. I also thought the middle name and pocket questions were ringers. And it was still wrong. With 86% certainty. Despite what TheSpark thinks, I'm not a woman.
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Marc (h00102b024a85.ne.client2.attbi.com) – 09.13.03 08:59:00
They got me right, but only 1 pixel to the left of dead center (is that pure androgyny?).

That test had a lot of really dumb questions. A bunch of them, I couldn't even answer. I wonder what happened with those, if it defaults to choosing one and doesn't tell me, or if it ignores those?

Also, the thing that makes the test in general kind of dumb is that, with every question that you get, you know there's just the supposedly female answer and the male answer. So it's hard to not be kind of thinking through it. I'm sure a psychologist would have a more sophisticated way of saying why that makes it a badly designed test, but I'm no psychologist...
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-9-120.phlapafg.covad.net) – 09.13.03 12:42:52
That's true. It might be better if they didn't tell you what they were testing beforehand!

Although, I suppose, answering the questions truthfully or lying (either to pick the "man" answer or to avoid picking the "man" answer) could just be another indicator!

PS. Sorry Keith!!
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max (ce-web1.wesleyan.edu) – 09.19.03 01:16:36
Great, I'm a woman too now.
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red rose (firewall.dii.unisi.it) – 09.27.03 05:26:17
yeah. i'm a bitch
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Anonymous (66-118-17-83.texlinkcom.com) – 12.10.03 10:37:56
its not designed to tell you what sex you are but what gender....lol so think about that
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annonymous (dialup-4.158.198.194.dial1.chicago1.level3.net) – 04.27.04 15:16:42
Just something to think about for all the men who are quoted as women in this. I took the test and it was right for me. I had a gay male friend of mine take the test and he was also quoted aa a woman with 80 percent confidence, ThanI had my finance take the test and he came out as a male of 80%. The test seems to peg gay people as the opposite sex. Some one might need to come out of the closet!
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 04.27.04 16:41:51
There may be some truth to that, but a sample size of 3 is not particularly convincing...
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Anonymous (82-43-195-98.cable.ubr08.newm.blueyonder.co.uk) – 08.09.04 18:40:42
I was wondering if i was gay or straigt and two tests have said ima woman so i guess im gay
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Tom 7 (h-67-100-132-169.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 08.09.04 19:05:02
I wouldn't use tests to determine stuff like that...
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