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Offline Gorazd

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Where are the ladies?
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:22:02 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women? It's a pity, some of the nicest and most interesting people here are female, such as LizaSymonenko and Dominika.

So what can we do to get more females on board?

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 07:24:59 PM »
They're smarter, that's why they stay away  ;D :angel: The women that are here just feel sorry for us...
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 07:36:04 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 07:37:55 PM »
Maybe we can have a women's night, like with hand bag and make up giveaways?  :-*

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 07:44:02 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women? It's a pity, some of the nicest and most interesting people here are female, such as LizaSymonenko and Dominika.

So what can we do to get more females on board?
I remember some Jewish seminary, where the female seminarians wondered what the Talmud would look like if women wrote it.  They came to the conclusion that, given the testosterone driven culture of responsa, it would never have been written.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 07:49:03 PM »
We should have a ladies night here with me as the bartender/personal slave with my cojones snapped off.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 08:41:38 PM »
I remember some Jewish seminary, where the female seminarians wondered what the Talmud would look like if women wrote it.  They came to the conclusion that, given the testosterone driven culture of responsa, it would never have been written.
Only that the Talmud does not consist of responsa.

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 08:45:15 PM »
Are you sure we should have more?  ;)

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 08:48:29 PM »
Rule #30. There are no women on the internet.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 10:20:28 PM »
They have heard your call....and they are on their way!





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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 11:33:29 PM »
LOL, Liza.

And Gorazd, there are more women on here than you may think.  I know of a few posters here who are female, but I've noticed many of the guys here have written things which seem to indicate that they think the posters in question are in fact male.  Who those people are?  It is not my place to tell. :)
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2012, 11:40:16 PM »
LOL, Liza.

And Gorazd, there are more women on here than you may think.  I know of a few posters here who are female, but I've noticed many of the guys here have written things which seem to indicate that they think the posters in question are in fact male.  Who those people are?  It is not my place to tell. :)

I have noticed this as well.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 12:08:27 AM »
LOL, Liza.

And Gorazd, there are more women on here than you may think.  I know of a few posters here who are female, but I've noticed many of the guys here have written things which seem to indicate that they think the posters in question are in fact male.  Who those people are?  It is not my place to tell. :)

I have noticed this as well.
I've also noticed a few times when male posters were mistakenly thought to be female.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012, 12:12:08 AM »
I've also noticed a few times when male posters were mistakenly thought to be female.

Well Opus asks for it.  ;D
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 12:15:13 AM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012, 12:17:34 AM »
I've also noticed a few times when male posters were mistakenly thought to be female.

Well Opus asks for it.  ;D

I thought he was a girl for the longest time, too.  Sorry Opus.

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2012, 08:20:41 AM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

Hey, don't forget Salpy!  And I wouldn't know half of what was going on in the world without Biro's Christian News posts.

I do also miss Liora and hope & pray the best for her.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2012, 10:13:08 AM »
I've noticed many Orthodox and traditional Catholic forums have similar issue. Probably we focus and spend more time on practicing the faith, than on discussions about it ;)
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2012, 10:18:34 AM »

LOL!  I was just about to say that.

That's why when you attend Vespers, there's about a dozen women to every man present!
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012, 10:29:29 AM »
I've noticed many Orthodox and traditional Catholic forums have similar issue. Probably we focus and spend more time on practicing the faith, than on discussions about it ;)
Sounds like the perfect excuse for women! But I seriously wonder if men and women, assuming both are religious, have a different attitude to faith?

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012, 10:34:48 AM »

LOL!  I was just about to say that.

That's why when you attend Vespers, there's about a dozen women to every man present!

Sounds like my church choir.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 11:33:39 AM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

Hey, don't forget Salpy!  And I wouldn't know half of what was going on in the world without Biro's Christian News posts.

I do also miss Liora and hope & pray the best for her.

Sorry, Salpy and Biro! I decided to limit myself above to those who I have seen photographs of in the "What does everyone look like" thread, so as to avoid the previously mentioned problem of posters assuming certain posters are women when they aren't, and I don't recall having seen photos of either Salpy or Biro (though, yes, I did think both were women...that's just not something you really want to assume, I suppose).

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2012, 11:42:42 AM »
Yes, it would help if people would provide a bit more information in their profiles. I understand why some hold back on personal details, but is male/female really that confidential? ???  Yet, I'll bet many of these people who don't want to reveal information here have Facebook pages that could tell quite a story  ;)! (I'm not on Facebook.)

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2012, 12:45:11 PM »
I'm in the process of starting a small online group for Orthodox women. IME, it can be less awkward for females to share with other females.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2012, 06:13:29 PM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

Hey, don't forget Salpy!  And I wouldn't know half of what was going on in the world without Biro's Christian News posts.

I do also miss Liora and hope & pray the best for her.

Awww, thanks.  :)

(I miss Liora too.)  :(
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2012, 06:14:34 PM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

Hey, don't forget Salpy!  And I wouldn't know half of what was going on in the world without Biro's Christian News posts.

I do also miss Liora and hope & pray the best for her.

Sorry, Salpy and Biro! I decided to limit myself above to those who I have seen photographs of in the "What does everyone look like" thread, so as to avoid the previously mentioned problem of posters assuming certain posters are women when they aren't, and I don't recall having seen photos of either Salpy or Biro (though, yes, I did think both were women...that's just not something you really want to assume, I suppose).

I'm there. I forget what page number in the thread. :)
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2012, 09:12:46 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2012, 09:26:53 PM »
This thread makes me miss Liora. :-[ But we still have many wonderful ladies: Mabsoota, Hiwot, Ergib, ZZ, Liza, Quinault...surely others I'm not remembering right now...I'd say that for any random group of people thrown together by their love of arguing about theology or whatever it is we're doing here, we're batting extremely high in terms of quality ladies. ;D Remember, quality is preferable to quantity. There are plenty of other forums on the internet with more women on them, but I'm not terribly interested in browsing the Lifetime TV forums or something... (that exists, I bet)

Hey, don't forget Salpy!  And I wouldn't know half of what was going on in the world without Biro's Christian News posts.

I do also miss Liora and hope & pray the best for her.

Sorry, Salpy and Biro! I decided to limit myself above to those who I have seen photographs of in the "What does everyone look like" thread, so as to avoid the previously mentioned problem of posters assuming certain posters are women when they aren't, and I don't recall having seen photos of either Salpy or Biro (though, yes, I did think both were women...that's just not something you really want to assume, I suppose).

I'm there. I forget what page number in the thread. :)

Forgive me, so you are! Let the record show that Biro is a lady, and in the picture thread. :)

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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2012, 09:34:38 PM »
Thanks. :)
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2012, 02:15:20 AM »

LOL!  I was just about to say that.

That's why when you attend Vespers, there's about a dozen women to every man present!


If I could attend Vespers and see a dozen people, total, period, I'd be thrilled.
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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2012, 02:00:29 AM »
This may not seem connected but it is. The other day I wanted to take my leg in "Pleated Slacks" (symbolism intended and yes I prefer pleated and the term slacks) and kick Schultz's butt to high heaven. He dashed my hopes of the return of the most beautiful voice on this forum.



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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2012, 02:18:51 AM »

Schultzy,.....what did you say to Opus to get such a reaction?  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2012, 04:18:19 AM »
We should have a ladies night here with me as the bartender/personal slave with my cojones snapped off.

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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2012, 07:44:11 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women?

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2012, 11:17:46 AM »

Schultzy,.....what did you say to Opus to get such a reaction?  ;)

He was being his usual insightful self. It was the timing that was unfortunate.

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2012, 11:27:57 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women?

Welcome to the internet.

Well, another aspect of the 'net is not being able to tell of someone is male/female.   
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2012, 11:49:22 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women?

Welcome to the internet.

Well, another aspect of the 'net is not being able to tell of someone is male/female.   

Well, I don't suppose that a lot of women are role-playing as men on the internet, but I could be wrong of course. Anyway, most of the sites I visit at least seem to be overwhelmingly male.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2012, 11:50:57 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women? It's a pity, some of the nicest and most interesting people here are female, such as LizaSymonenko and Dominika.

So what can we do to get more females on board?

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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2012, 12:01:44 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women?

Welcome to the internet.

Well, another aspect of the 'net is not being able to tell of someone is male/female.    

Well, I don't suppose that a lot of women are role-playing as men on the internet, but I could be wrong of course. Anyway, most of the sites I visit at least seem to be overwhelmingly male.


I'm not referring to "role-playing'. But how does one tell just from reading postings on subjects that aren't about personal things or that don't have personal information?   So your "seem" might be more applicable.

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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2012, 12:02:25 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that OC.net is full of men and there aren't many women?

Welcome to the internet.

Well, another aspect of the 'net is not being able to tell of someone is male/female.   

Oh I can tell. And even when I'm wrong, I'm right.  ;)

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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2012, 12:04:15 PM »

Oh I can tell. And even when I'm wrong, I'm right.  ;)

 ??? ???   ;)

Wrong and right at the same time? 

a paradox.... (or is that when you have Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare?  and here I am showing my age again.   :D)
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2012, 12:10:54 PM »

I'm not referring to "role-playing'. But how does one tell just from reading postings on subjects that aren't about personal things or that don't have personal information?   So your "seem" might be more applicable.

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Small things can give it away. The use or abuse of certain words and smilies, the showing of a lot of empathy and sensitiveness etc. etc. It might not be 100% waterproof, but what is?
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2012, 03:30:08 PM »
Did someone say pleated slacks?

Ew.
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Re: Where are the ladies?
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2012, 06:21:19 PM »
I've also noticed a few times when male posters were mistakenly thought to be female.

Well Opus asks for it.  ;D

I thought he was a girl for the longest time, too.  Sorry Opus.

But don't forget Maria and Zenovia.  Two of my favorite firebrands.  :)

Thanks.

Oops. I thought Opus was a girl too.

Maybe he should change his avatar.
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