I get what you're saying, but I'm going to have to say no. While some questions may be targeted at a specific gender and that gender may generally be able to give a more informative answer from experience, I think that the opposite gender [certain individuals I mean, depending on the situation] can sometimes, even if it's kind of rare, be able to offer more insight to an issue than many from the targeted gender can. I think it varies more by experience and knowledge, who they know, and ability to reason and put one's self in the other gender's shoes [or mind, if you will, lol].
I find myself answering a lot of questions that are intended for guys to respond and give their opinion or give information that may be known primarily by guys, and I think I [usually] do a good job of it. I've been 'one of the guys' for so long that I've absorbed years of unfiltered and uncensored thoughts, learned to understand how guys [in general] think and what drives those thought processes, and often 'think like a guy' in how I reason and interact with men, just out of habit. I'm not saying I'm an expert, but I AM saying that I and some other random women can still offer valuable and informative feedback to a situation that mostly guys would understand or have experience in.
Thanks for the suggestion! You're right - sometimes what we want is just one gender's point of view. And the other members are correct - you can just say in your question, "Girls only" or "Guys only." Remember though - by doing so, you might end up blocking a really great answer.
While we don't actually have the option to "block" a gender's answer, we appreciate the suggestion, and will consider it. :)
I suppose in certain situations when people ask questions they request answers from a specific sex and even though they may recieve answers from people who they dnt want answering the question I find it very insightful as to how everyone thinks.
I think posts should remain as they are simply because it may not be the " right person" who answered but doesn't mean they won't give a damn helpful good answer.
yes, sometimes it is pointless for the other gender to answer but a lot of times I'll see a question where the QA asks for only one gender to answer, but they actually could benefit from both genders. If there was an option to block one gender, I think a lot of people would abuse that.
and yeah...it can be annoying when you get your hopes up for a new answer and its the wrong gender...but its the same when you see a new answer (regardless of gender) and the answerer doesn't know what in the world they're talking about and the answer is completely useless haha.
Generally I'd say no, but there are certain questions were answers from the opposite gender are just not wanted. For instance when a girl asks GIRLS a question about underwear, I can understand why answers from males would be kinda wrong. Or if a guy asks GUYS about, I don't know, pain in the testicles, I can see why answers from girls would be kinda wrong. So for those cases, I'd say yes, that option wouldn't be a bad idea.
But the problem is, people would use it for everything...
because there is no way of hiding your gender when you answer a question (even if you are anonymous it still shows whether you're male or female), if the question asker wants to ignore the answers from one gender, they are able to, meaning that there is no need to block them