thecesspit
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June 14th, 2015 at 9:00:31 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: RS


Of the gaming forums I have participated on....lots of times there'd be guys pretending to be girls. I don't know why, exactly. But likely for the fame or popularity. [Note: Lots of gaming forums are f***** up and lots of weird stuff goes on there. On one forum, for a short period, there was a MLP craze where many changed their signatures and avatar pictures to be (quite awesome) my-little-pony, see



It is a version of trolling. In the early www days (1996-8) I talked to some guy who said for fun to go on a mainstream forum and set the profile to 16-18/F. Said when you did guys flocked to you like game to a baited field. I have heard of some women posting as males to avoid this fate.

Some might do it as an experiment to see if women are for real when they say the kind of responses they get from guys. I've heard it from women about dating sites for example. Always wondered, never had the time and guts to post a fake profile and see.



Done the latter once for interest sake on Craigslist about 8 years ago, with my GF of the time. Yep, it's that bad and mindless. I can't imagine it had any success in finding a mate. From other more male dominated sites, I can see easily why many female members don't reveal that fact... the level of bothersome and rude comments made that have nothing to do with the forum subjects is high.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
Chereya
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June 14th, 2015 at 10:05:29 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Could be, of the above cooking is all I would be interested in. I suppose that in said groups they from time to time wonder where all the men are?



Shopping! I forgot about that one. I just posted today to share a big Old Navy sale. $6 jeans! Stocking up for back-to-school in a few months. Kids are freaking expensive. I dropped $250. Gambling would be much more fun.

Quote: RS

On one forum, for a short period, there was a MLP craze where many changed their signatures and avatar pictures to be (quite awesome) my-little-pony, see spoiler for example.]



That's the Brony phenomenon! I am not sure if it was a hipster-type counter-subculture (I will like something meant for little girls to go against the grain) or just meant to be ironic.

http://whatisabrony.com/
24Bingo
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June 14th, 2015 at 10:24:47 AM permalink
I've heard it called "cargo cult femininity." Dudebros in denial who grew up in the nineties and noughties are gravitating toward pink, glitter, and cuteness, taking to it with a zeal that's macho as all hell. My baby brother's wrapped up in it. Probably not a coincidence that he's got about thirty pounds on me.
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June 14th, 2015 at 4:31:31 PM permalink
I was very active (with my husband, who found the site) on a thing called FireTalk for several years (late 90's), then the owners sold the site for the bandwidth. We all moved to PalTalk for several years. Both sites had very active adult communities; our little trivia and games group (still several hundred) was a sideline for massive cybersex communities on both. And there were more than a few men who were posing as women for their own reasons.

If you were signed on as a female, either by name or profile, you got constant hit-ons, usually featuring a penis pop-up. It was...I don't know what it was. Mostly funny. I'm glad we don't bother with avatars or pic-chat here. However, it would be fun if we had a chat room where we could schedule games and quizzers from time to time. I'd love to run a random game room with teams competing again. Maybe in the revamp.

Was anybody else here active on FireTalk? I think most of you are too young, but it was a decade ahead of its time, at least. Right at the start of ICQ's and AOL chat.
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MissEye
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June 14th, 2015 at 6:42:20 PM permalink
I've been active for over 10 years on another forum that is mostly female but that was because it was originally set up for wives. Still has several men on it which is funny.
Blonde4ever
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June 14th, 2015 at 6:55:05 PM permalink
I am female.
My attempts to chat here haven't gone particularly well.
As one of the fellas said........"Mathboys can be a tough crowd. "

I run a Las Vegas board and we talk about Vegas about 90% of the time
At least half my members are female.
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DrawingDead
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June 14th, 2015 at 9:41:40 PM permalink
A decade or so ago:
Quote: GENDER AND INTERNET USAGE (2003)

As presented in Figure 1, the gender bias in Internet adoption in the U.S. disappeared in 2000, and also started showing a reverse trend after that with more women than men online.

And continuing recently:
Quote: Statista, The Statistics Portal

Statistics and Market Data on Online Demographics & Use

As of 2012, the gender distribution of the worldwide online population was a 47 to 53 percent split between female and male internet users with slight differences between global regions.

http://www.statista.com/markets/424/topic/537/demographics-use/
Quote: Statista, The Statistics Portal

Distribution of the global internet population in 2012, by region and gender

This statistic shows the gender distribution of the global internet population as of October 2012. That year, 47 percent of the global web population were female and 53 percent were male. In North America, 52 percent of internet users were female.

http://www.statista.com/statistics/272993/gender-distibution-of-the-global-internet-population/

Additionally, the large & widely cited study titled the Internet and American Life Project conducted & published by the Pew Research Center (http://www.pewresearch.org/) in conjunction with the Princeton University Center for Survey Research found that among internet users (a majority of which are now female on this continent) women are more active than men on various forms of internet social media including discussion/chat boards like this. So nope: "Women online don't like to chit-chat about stuff" is a dog that doesn't hunt.

Gambling? Oh yeah, this site is supposedly a little bit about gambling sometimes? So are women. More than men. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority's (http://www.lvcva.com/) published market research reports document that the (slight) majority of visitation to Las Vegas is from women, and the American Gaming Association and UNLV Center for Gaming Research among others (as well as simple casual observation of just about any casino for cryin' out loud) find that in the aggregate nationally in the US the local & regional casinos outside of Nevada tend to get an even larger proportion of their patronage from women than the female majority in LV.
Quote: Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority

FIGURE 73
VISITOR DEMOGRAPHICS

GENDER
Male 49%
Female 51%

2014 Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study (Page 81)

Seems it can't be about "the internet." Or women online generally not wanting to chat about stuff. It surely can't be about lack of interest in gambling. I think it is particular to this and some similar sites, and I do not believe it is due to the technology, format, and surely not the (supposed) subject that this site is sporadically kind of about. And I find that what it is has been from time to time a common topic of casual chit-chat discussion on a number of occasions among folks who are familiar with this forum, but do not find it appealing to get actively mixed up with some peculiar aspects that they immediately see, and do not think it wise to sign on and participate in it. Looks pretty obvious to me and a lot of others who aren't all wrapped up with it. There are some characteristics about some of the most visibly active folks in a small but very regular core group that are distinctively different in their thought patterns, emotional architecture, and how they relate to the world around them in general and casinos in particular. Distinctively different. And I'll just stop right there with that, since I think going into that in any further detail is at least a triple digit dog to lead to anything good at all.
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June 14th, 2015 at 10:03:14 PM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

I am female.
My attempts to chat here haven't gone particularly well.
As one of the fellas said........"Mathboys can be a tough crowd. "

I run a Las Vegas board and we talk about Vegas about 90% of the time
At least half my members are female.



I should have mentioned you, B4e. Sorry about that; hadn't seen you in a while! :)

Edit: Chereya, if you click on Blonde4ever's name (to the left of where she posted), you will see her website in her profile. I might go check it out, myself, as I've heard good things about it; I like your idea of lining up Vegas-bound ladies as gambling buddies.
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June 14th, 2015 at 10:14:02 PM permalink
Yeah with many guys posing as women its hard to trust someone to say who they are..... Ive met babs irl shes legit.
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kewlj
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June 14th, 2015 at 10:22:51 PM permalink
I would like to take this a step further and ask if there are any females, who are seriously AP, meaning professionally, or semi-professionally for serious money. The conventional stereotype for card counters is young 20's and 30's white male (although my personal experience has been older males than that).

It just seems that females, any age might provide some built in cover and a little extra leeway. ??

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