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« on: May 28, 2007, 08:37:56 AM »

Now before you ask for my man card, I like the sunday skin posts.

However, I wonder if all those extra Sunday Skin posts might turn away some female gamers that might have otherwise stuck around in the forums.  Might we try and restrict it to just one post?  If anything, seeing three skin posts at the top of the forum might give any visitor, not just female, the wrong idea about this place.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 09:11:36 AM »

We could merge them?  I dunno.  up to the mods.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 02:01:37 PM »

I think they're pointless anyway.  Porn and not-quite-porn are available in great abundance elsewhere on the net.  Just seems like a cheap attempt to get more people on the forums on the weekend.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 02:07:48 PM »

I wouldn't cry if they went away.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 07:02:36 PM »

All these "extra" sunday skin posts is just a one time thing due to my.. lets say "error in judgement" on the first one that sparked the follow-ups.

I like them too, but personally wouldn't mind one way or another if they were here or not. It is completely up to the person if they want to click on it or not though and we should accept the reality that this board is majority (90% or more) male. If you had an interest in little cute poodles and posted on their forum often (along with starshifter and a small handful of other guys) and the girls had a little fun with a "Male Skin" every sunday, would you click on it? Or even better, would you even care?
I know I wouldn't, just as putting the TV on and seeing half naked sweaty men fight (WWE wrestling!) doesn't somehow make me want to watch that channel any less.
If you don't like the station, you simply change the channel.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 07:29:41 PM »

Quote from: Purge on May 28, 2007, 02:07:48 PM

I wouldn't cry if they went away.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 08:41:28 PM »

After glancing at the first one I haven't paid attention to them since. I figure it's just one of those things that 'youngins' like to do. icon_wink

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 09:26:44 PM »

I wouldnt mind if they went away either.  Though I can see how it fits this forum as there have been a lot of sexist jokes posted here in the past.  I'm not activist or anything, but I can see why a woman wouldnt want to spend time on this forum.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 09:36:16 PM »

Or it could have it's own useless stupid forum as per a wise suggestion to get that crap out of here.  Though concerns about female participation on these forums weren't a concern then and I hardly doubt they are now either.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 11:24:58 PM »

I don't read, 'em and don't have any troubles skipping by them.  Still, I personally could do without them.  IMO, they lower the class of the place a bit.  That isn't to say anything derogatory about the posters and/or viewers, those threads just don't really seem like they fit in here so well.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2007, 11:57:48 PM »

Well, Ron usually does them, so as C said this was a one time deal.  I made up mine after seeing his 'creative' one and didn't notice that Daehawk made one too until later.  Am I going to delete mine?  no.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 12:14:08 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 28, 2007, 11:57:48 PM

Am I going to delete me?  yes.

FTFY
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 12:30:32 AM »

Quote from: ATB on May 29, 2007, 12:14:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 28, 2007, 11:57:48 PM

Am I going to delete me?  yes.

FTFY

shouldn't you be off worshipping some false god?  icon_wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 03:47:36 AM »

Cripes... see? Derailed. :/

Sunday Skin is a Ron thing; he's entitled to post em. I'm just glad that it hasn't changed ATB's ability to "toot his own horn". slywink
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 03:55:19 AM »

I am still trying to figure out what FTFY is. retard

I bet those 70+ "guest" browsers are all women.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2007, 06:07:08 AM »

Quote from: Lee on May 29, 2007, 03:55:19 AM

I am still trying to figure out what FTFY is. retard

I bet those 70+ "guest" browsers are all women.

Fixed That For Ya.  ATB came up with that while practicing BOHICA.
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2007, 11:39:25 AM »

You guys should use the [ acronym ] tags.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2007, 02:01:03 PM »

Quote from: Purge on May 29, 2007, 03:47:36 AM

Cripes... see? Derailed. :/

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2007, 02:17:17 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 29, 2007, 02:01:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 29, 2007, 03:47:36 AM

Cripes... see? Derailed. :/

 retard

Nice sig, Austin. Tongue

So I'm thinking that the Sunday Skin threads aren't exactly the screen door holding back the thousands of women contributing here; the fact of the matter is, this place is more like a locker room (which suits me fine).
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2007, 03:41:53 PM »

Quote from: Purge on May 29, 2007, 02:17:17 PM

So I'm thinking that the Sunday Skin threads aren't exactly the screen door holding back the thousands of women contributing here

Agreed. But they're lame just the same.
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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2007, 04:19:52 PM »

I'd like to see further proof of the female demographic here first. Frogs Honey ignores those because she doesn't care, Mytocles is usually in the console forum talking about FFXI, and the woman who's name is M something is usually in the console forum as well. To my knowledge, that's it on the site not counting Ron's wife who doesn't post here. I think as the site itself grows then we'll wind up pulling in some other women as well but I still don't see an abundance of them rushing to a site called "Gaming Trend." But that's my take on it.
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2007, 05:29:00 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 29, 2007, 04:19:52 PM

I'd like to see further proof of the female demographic here first.

well, you also have ATB and sometimes I really wonder about Starshifter  icon_wink
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2007, 11:25:33 PM »

and I think there's a consensus around here that CeeKay prefers naked men's pictures too.
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2007, 12:50:14 AM »

That's it, get rid of Off Topic, this is a gaming site damnit. What would the women think?
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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2007, 01:05:08 AM »

Quote from: Lee on May 30, 2007, 12:50:14 AM

That's it, get rid of Off Topic, this is a gaming site damnit. What would the women think?

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2007, 02:23:48 AM »

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Quote from: Lee on May 30, 2007, 12:50:14 AM

That's it, get rid of Off Topic, this is a gaming site damnit. What would the women think?

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2007, 04:18:27 AM »

Quote from: Lee on May 30, 2007, 12:50:14 AM

That's it, get rid of Off Topic, this is a gaming site damnit. What would the women think?

I say we nuke all console gaming except 360 talk too.  The whole fact that the 360 is obviously superior to that piece of crap, 'you're a terrorist AND a pedophile AND a crack monkey if you buy it' PS3 anyways.
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2007, 04:19:19 AM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 29, 2007, 11:25:33 PM

and I think there's a consensus around here that CeeKay prefers naked men's pictures too.

not really, only ones of you my precious.
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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2007, 06:47:33 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2007, 04:19:19 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 29, 2007, 11:25:33 PM

and I think there's a consensus around here that CeeKay prefers naked men's pictures too.

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2007, 07:47:03 PM »

Could be that some women like looking at other women too. Don't try to put them all in that Laura Bush box.
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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2007, 08:50:06 PM »

Quote from: dmd on May 31, 2007, 07:47:03 PM

Don't try to put them all in that Laura Bush box.

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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2007, 07:18:05 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 29, 2007, 05:29:00 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 29, 2007, 04:19:52 PM

I'd like to see further proof of the female demographic here first.

well, you also have ATB and sometimes I really wonder about Starshifter  icon_wink

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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2007, 01:08:44 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on May 29, 2007, 05:29:00 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 29, 2007, 04:19:52 PM

I'd like to see further proof of the female demographic here first.

well, you also have ATB and sometimes I really wonder about Starshifter  icon_wink

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« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2007, 05:58:31 PM »

OH ALRIGHT, ALREADY!  Tongue

Here is my "three cents" (sorry, the economy, and all)... OH ! icon_eek!!!  See, I first typed in "Sorry, inflation, and all" but changed it because I assumed someone would pick up on that word and I'd end up being teased or maybe even embarassed somehow.

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It is completely up to the person if they want to click on it or not though and we should accept the reality that this board is majority (90% or more) male.

I thought that was the original point, to not accept that the board is , well... 99% male.  I agree with almost every point made here, like - you don't like it, change the channel... I just ignore it.   However, that said, I can't deny that I do get an occasional teeth-gritting reaction when it resurfaces to the top of the page - and stays there, and multiplies like coat hangers.  I think the idea that we are supposed to be a cut above, and the fact that many of us wouldn't miss the threads, are also good armuments.  Personally, I pretty much assume that some of the posts are going to be locker-room-ish, some are going to be rude, and some are going to be flat-out sexist.  Maybe I will respond to the extremely sexist ones from now on, instead of ignoring and "being above" them, lol.  That way you would see which statements offend (at least) grown women. I've always assumed that not de-railing the thread because someone offended me, was the more adult approach, but maybe I will change that, somewhat.  For example, I remember a post once, something to the effect of "oh, the woman's point of view," or similar, when I defended something in a thread.  I didn't know if the poster meant it as a personal attack, a plain sexist comment, or if he was teasing me.  Quite frankly, it seemed to be the first two combined - and it pissed me off.  I forced myself to ignore it, and the thread died a gentle death, which I thought was quite mature of me.  I think now, such a post would get a question as to whether that was teasing, irony, or WTF!  disgust
And yes, I remember who posted it, but I'm not much into personal attacks, especially when I didn't call him on it, so that can continue to lie in it's grave!

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If you had an interest in little cute poodles...
And, no, I don't mean the "cute poodles" comment, though I did include it because it was very mildly sexist and assumes that all women - not girls, as many prefer to say - adore little cute poodles.  As many of you know, I prefer a dog you can pet without giving it a concussion (go, German Shepherd Dogs!)  Just like all men aren't sexists or beefy or woman-haters or watch only sports.... so aren't all women lovers of pink and purple, or fru-fru dogs, or committed to making men miserable.

Anyway, yeah, sometimes those posts seem to not "go" with this classy place... but I wouldn't leave because of them, nor will I be offended if everyone says they should stay - it is a free country, with free speech, after all.

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I say we nuke all console gaming except FFXI talk too.

AND THIRD:  since no one talks about FFXI anywhere, and I am still totally addicted... I mostly go to Off-Topic, anyway, lmao!!  YAY Off-Topic!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2007, 06:36:30 PM »

Setting up a vote thread, since we now officially have a contributing woman's point of view. biggrin

[edit] Poll is up.
[edit2] fixed link; first poll created borked due to SMF forum bug.
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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2007, 01:18:06 AM »

Quote from: Purge on June 13, 2007, 06:36:30 PM

Setting up a vote thread, since we now officially have a contributing woman's point of view. biggrin

[edit] Poll is up.

So I'm assuming that poll is in the mod forum or something?  Or is there some other secret area that us plebs can't access. 
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2007, 01:35:27 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 14, 2007, 01:18:06 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 13, 2007, 06:36:30 PM

Setting up a vote thread, since we now officially have a contributing woman's point of view. biggrin

[edit] Poll is up.

So I'm assuming that poll is in the mod forum or something?  Or is there some other secret area that us plebs can't access. 

No secret poll anywhere that I know about.  I think it's a Purge-ism of some sort.
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« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2007, 03:32:16 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 14, 2007, 01:18:06 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 13, 2007, 06:36:30 PM

Setting up a vote thread, since we now officially have a contributing woman's point of view. biggrin

[edit] Poll is up.

So I'm assuming that poll is in the mod forum or something?  Or is there some other secret area that us plebs can't access. 

It's the super secret Canadian forum where only Purge is allowed to go, eh?
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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2007, 02:36:41 PM »

CK, your demo-graphic drives females away. Thankfully they come to Canada and get hot.

Oh, and fixed the link above. ( http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,20670.0.html ). I had to remake the poll; SMF is buggy with polls. If only I cared enough to tell them about it.
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