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Woah, wait, you're a girl?! (aka The thread that keeps getting necroed)
Everything said below the line is what I said and thought a long, long time ago when this thread was first created. I no longer care about this topic. I don't use the mic on most servers and I have found some great servers that I frequent.

Some people are asking that this thread be closed, but I don't know how to do that. I won't delete it either, though, because even though I don't care, I do recognize that other people seem to enjoy talking about this for whatever reason. So, there you go. And, as a final note, I do not accept random friend requests due to this thread. I'm not looking for steam buddies.

Have a nice day.

----------------------------------------------- Original Post

I'm a pretty good sport. So, the first ten times it happened, I wasn't really too upset. I'm not even *really* upset now. But given that every time I say something on the mic in tf2, instead of responding to me, the server comes alive with "OH MY GOSH! ARE YOU A GIRL?!?!?"


So, I'd like to know- are there any girls playing tf2? Or am I really the only one? Girls (since I'm assuming there are some out there) does this happen to you? How do you feel about it?

And, boys, I'm curious to know how you feel knowing that there are likely girls playing the same games as you. I generally don't say anything after those little outbursts of confusion because I don't want to bother people, but I would like to try to understand why this is such an odd situation.

WOW! I was not expecting so many people to comment so soon. Thank you all for your input. Yes, I do know that no one likes jerks, so please know that when I talk, it's mainly to alert a teammate that they're about to die, or to respond to a question. I guess I really just need to get used to it. I do appreciate the people who say they "don't care" at all. I was expecting that reaction more than the shock I got on servers.

Thanks again for the insight!
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girls that play tf2 are tomboy's
Miss Cheevers May 20, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
Personally, I speak for myself as a boy, but I don't find anything wrong with a girl playing the same game. I personally really don't care.
TheScoutMaester May 20, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
As a guy i always know that a girl is likley playing in the same server as me, but i do know a girl that plays on server i play on because i see the user name frequently. She's also pretty good. the user name is Biohassard (likley i spelled it wrong) so if you want to talk to hertry different spellings.
MAEBATAME May 20, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
- Girl comes in server, server empty... Suddenly, 18 people appears out of nowhere.
Miss Cheevers May 20, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
Originally posted by Zoidberg the Spycrab:
- Girl comes in server, server empty... Suddenly, 18 people appears out of nowhere.
... LOL
Tiu Ta Do May 20, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
Cuddlekin May 20, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
paperchaos May 20, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
girl, boy... doesn't matter i'm the one with the revenge crits.
Aardvarkk May 20, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
If you're a jerk girl or boy, then i'll treat you like a jerk. If you are an awesome and nice girl or boy, then I'll treat you like you are awesome. Gender doesn't matter to me near as much as if a person is a♥♥♥♥♥♥or not.
noname May 20, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
I don't mind people of any gender playing TF2. But for some reason, the vast majority of girls I've encountered in TF2 are kind of jerks. Like they think they're special because they're a girl playing a video game.
CJ Ninja May 20, 2013 @ 5:56pm 
I thinkg that it's an almost natural reaction. When you're playing a vidoe game with people online, you don't know who everyone is. When you don't know much about someone, people tend to talk about them in as if they were male. That and all the playable characters are either male or a demented flame weilding maniac from hell.
Tech88d1 May 20, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
Doesn't matter your gender as long as your're having fun
bill May 20, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
El Stabador May 20, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
I realize that some girls like to play video games too and it honestly doesn't bother me at all. We're all just trying to have fun.
Octavia May 20, 2013 @ 5:59pm 
I couldn't care less if the person I'm playing with is a hermaphrodite slug with sentient capabilities, I judge people based on their attitude. If you're going to act like an idiot, I treat you like one. If you act like a bully, I treat you like one. If you're a decent person, then I may or may not wish to speak with you based on varying interests, but I respect the fact that you're not completely abysmal as a person.

It's always about how the person acts for me, not their gender; people who think gender matters in an online game really need to think about exactly why they are, because I don't see any reason to. Are girls arguably more uncommon on online games? Possibly. Am I going to flip out when I see one? No. At most, I'll change the gender I call you, if need be, and that's about it.
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