Good counterpoint, but I suggest only hiding it when several people (at least more than 2, considering our traffic) report a moid over a short period of time. That will make it less likely that it’s abused as a downvote system long-term since two malereports one year apart won’t do shit.
However, now that I’m thinking about it, during raids moids can themselves target the script to report other users just because they are twats. That could only be prevented if the malebutton were disguised as something else, a thing a random le epic raider passerby wouldn’t even suspect. I know I’m going overboard with this, but imho the following could work: we put a new option in the downward-angle menu that says “reply”. We know it’s an encrypted designation that allows us to specifically point at males, but most of them won’t. If they hit it, nothing happens. They think to themselves, what a useless function, and proceed forgetting about it. That means we minimize the number of cases where they’d turn that against us so our threads are gonna be up and theirs won’t. But that doesn’t prevent newfags from falsely reporting and also is until they find out and the whole thing becomes useless do idk why I bother writing this