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Kewpie doesn't find earlier threads.
Earlier threads find Kewpie.
I thought Kewpie was a she?! Why would ANYONE have a name like, say, Kewpie or Kuiper unless they had a vagina?!
Transgender (from trans (Latin) and gender (English) ) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society.
Transgender is the state of one's "gender identity" (self-identification as male, female, both or neither) not matching one's "assigned gender" (identification by others as male or female based on physical/genetic sex). Transgender does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation — transgender people may identify as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual or asexual.
A transgender individual may have characteristics that are normally associated with a particular gender, identify elsewhere on the traditional gender continuum, or exist outside of it as "other," "agender," "intergender," or "third gender". Transgender people may also identify as bigender, or along several places on either the traditional transgender continuum, or the more encompassing continuums which have been developed in response to the significantly more detailed studies done in recent years.
The term transgender was popularised in the 1970's(but implied in the 1960's) describing people who wanted to live cross-gender without gender reassignment surgery. In the 1980's the term was expanded to an umbrella term and became popular as a means of uniting all those whose gender identity did not mesh with their gender assigned at birth. In the 1990's the term took on a political dimension as an alliance covering all who have at some point not conformed to gender norms, and the term became used to question the validity of those norms, or pursue equal rights and anti-discrimination legislation, leading to its widespread usage in the media, academic world and law. The term continues to evolve.
The current definition for transgender remains in flux, but some definitions are:
"Of, relating to, or designating a person whose identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender, but combines or moves between these".
"People who were assigned a gender, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves."
"Non-identification with, or non-presentation as, the gender one was assigned at birth."
Transgender identity includes many overlapping categories. These include transsexual; cross-dresser; transvestite; androgynes; genderqueer; people who live cross-gender; drag kings; and drag queens. Usually not included, because it involves a paraphilia, not gender identification, are transvestic fetishists. These terms are explained below.
Many people also identify simply as transgender.
The extent to which intersex people (those with ambiguous genitalia or other physical sexual characteristics) are transgender is debated, since not all intersex people disagree with their gender assigned at birth.
The current definitions of transgender include all transsexual people, although this has been criticised.
The term "transman" refers to female-to-male ("FTM") transgender people, and "transwoman" refers to male-to-female ("MTF") transgender people, although some transgender people identify only slightly with the gender not assigned at birth. In the past, it was assumed that there were far more transwomen than transmen, but it now seems likely that the actual ratio is closer to 1:1 There is a school of thought that says terms such as "FTM" and "MTF" are subjugating language that reinforces the binary gender stereotype.
The term "cisgender" refers to non-transgender people, i.e. those who identify with their gender assigned at birth.
I imagine that Kewpie does not find every thread that is similar, but only those that happen to stand out. Perhaps she remembers some threads for reasons of her own. Other threads are posted fairly regularly, with slight variations. These are easy to spot. Then it's just a matter of searching.
More to the point, what is the purpose of pointing out the old threads?
I'll offer an answer. It's possible that when we see a post from Kewpie in a thread, stating that an earlier and similar thread exists... It's possible that we interpret her meaning and put our own ideas into it. All she is really doing is stating a fact and offering a link to information.
It's up to you to decide if she does this to be helpful to those who are interested in the subject, that they might learn more, or if you think she is saying that the second thread should not have been posted.
As an aside I'll not that I have posted things here, with the intention of sharing, but, I'll admit, also showing off a little bit, and been shot down for it. I can post nonsense every day and nobody cares, but when I posted a review of the Pasadena show, and wrote to the reporter to tell her I had posted it and ask if it was okay, she wrote me a very nice email. Too bad her review got trashed by people that didn't understand what she was trying to say. That's okay, though. If I post something and it isn't appreciated or understood, I try not to take it personally.
When I post something and Kewpie tells me that it has been posted already, it's still my choice whether to click the link and see if there is something of interest in the earlier thread, or to ignore it. People should not be discouraged from posting and I don't think that you should have to search to see if your topic has been posted. Even if it has, threads die out. Threads get stale and even if they have good information, and might be worth revisiting, I don't think we want to see them at the front of the forum again.
As far as I know Kewpie is just offering information, but I have seen her write about a "wasted thread". I'm not sure, but instead of getting upset because she posts a link to an earlier thread, if you really think she is being mean-spirited with her link posting, just ignore her.
No offense to Kewpie or to the writers that don't like her posts about earlier threads. I just don't think it really matters why she posts the links. She does it and you can use the info or not. It has become sort of a running joke, but so what? Kewpie brings her own style to the board.
To sum up, I think I covered the 'how", and I think the "why" only matters as much as you feel you need the approval of the mods. We can write the same thread every day if we want. I don't think it's an offense you can be banned for. If you wanted to have an issue with Kewpie this wouldn't be the one. Even if her intention is to say "You eeediot!", what's the difference?
Mods and admin don't have a thing without posters. I'm not knocking, just saying it. But any power they have is power you give them. Short of banning or giving an infraction, whatever that means, they can't do anything to you, so don't worry about it.
no i mean it
there is nothing quite like the earned feeling of superiority some of us are
blessed from time to time with
than having a loser like you whine out your little insult
here is how awesome it is for us
and how lame it is for you;
not only would you never stand a chance against either of us
since, we are hooah
ON TOP OF THAT
we would not even have to
because the only really likely options are;
1. you run, its natural, your a coward, many people are
sh*t, some people aint find out they until they are in the sh*t
but those of us who are not
and you can never ever real understand this
yet we see it in each other's eyes
2. you hit one of us, you hit like a girl
and if you don't
oh, was that pain
did you cause me pain
all that does is make us MAD
& @ that point you better hope and pray our training
our adherence to a code of honor kicks in
see, so no matter what way its put
it would always be you living by our leave and not the other way around
ps: i know plenty of dudes that i respect as real men that never served
but i know all of them could have and that they would not post some of what