while i think this is a great idea, such as a blue male icon or a pink female icon, not everybody has sigs turned on, like myself. i think they take up too much space on the page, and if you really want to know what somebody's sig is you can click on their name to take you to their profile page. i think my idea is best, but it should be optional for each user to choose.
I believe this will require a mod. Mods can be version sensitive, not compatible from one version to the next. Right now the version running is 3.0.3 but there's a newer version out 3.0.4. I believe we'll be upgrading soon.
Mods also need to be PHPBB approved to be considered here.
Getting a mod installed here is not easy. Admins don't have FTP access therefore we can't install a mod at will. Greg has tech support to do maintenance here so communication/approval can take time. And I haven't seen Greg around in quite a while.
I've posted on many a forum over the years some good some bad some ugly , but only one had a gender feature and it was optional. It's just kinda nice to know, here's an example, on one forum I used to post on (it no longer exists) I said to another poster "right on bro" they replied, "thanks but I'm not a bro." I felt dumb.