Ratio of males to females on the PJ Forum

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  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    I think the fun part is trying to put a face to the words.
  • PJSirenPJSiren Salem, ORPosts: 5,863
    SD48277 said:

    It's not just you, Amy. I used to get that a lot.

    I will admit I was guilty of thinking you were a dude...I think it was your username though, and I never saw anything from you that screamed I'm a girl...but I know better now...

    I have not been mistaken as a dude to my knowledge, but that might be because I had avatars of myself...
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 695
    I hope it's not sexist to say that having Siren in your screen name immediately made me conclude you're a woman. I realize PJ's done a song with that title, lol, but my brain still goes to the mythical ones, lol. Which says more about me than it does you, I think, lol.
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  • PJSirenPJSiren Salem, ORPosts: 5,863
    edited March 2015

    I hope it's not sexist to say that having Siren in your screen name immediately made me conclude you're a woman. I realize PJ's done a song with that title, lol, but my brain still goes to the mythical ones, lol. Which says more about me than it does you, I think, lol.

    Well, I was playing off the song and the mythical creature when I came up with my username, so don't feel weird for thinking of them...

    See my thinking was, the song, plus Eddie loves the ocean and the mythical creatures live in the ocean...
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,829
    Because patriarchy?
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,005
    well, I can't quote so.... "welcome" Darth!
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 695
    PJSiren said:

    I hope it's not sexist to say that having Siren in your screen name immediately made me conclude you're a woman. I realize PJ's done a song with that title, lol, but my brain still goes to the mythical ones, lol. Which says more about me than it does you, I think, lol.

    Well, I was playing off the song and the mythical creature when I came up with my username, so don't feel weird for thinking of them...

    See my thinking was, the song, plus Eddie loves the ocean and the mythical creatures live in the ocean...
    It's funny, all this PJSiren talk got me to go back and re-examine the lyrics to the song...and it this twit's opinion (see my quote below, lol) that either meaning of the word can fit (gonna reread it a couple more times right now, lol). Never looked at the song that way before, lol, thanks for twisting my mind in that direction, lol!

    And thanks to all for the welcome, it's appreciated!
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  • PJSirenPJSiren Salem, ORPosts: 5,863

    PJSiren said:

    I hope it's not sexist to say that having Siren in your screen name immediately made me conclude you're a woman. I realize PJ's done a song with that title, lol, but my brain still goes to the mythical ones, lol. Which says more about me than it does you, I think, lol.

    Well, I was playing off the song and the mythical creature when I came up with my username, so don't feel weird for thinking of them...

    See my thinking was, the song, plus Eddie loves the ocean and the mythical creatures live in the ocean...
    It's funny, all this PJSiren talk got me to go back and re-examine the lyrics to the song...and it this twit's opinion (see my quote below, lol) that either meaning of the word can fit (gonna reread it a couple more times right now, lol). Never looked at the song that way before, lol, thanks for twisting my mind in that direction, lol!

    And thanks to all for the welcome, it's appreciated!
    You know I never thought of it that way either...but I see where you're coming from...haha
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    Which one am I?
    Jealousy is ugly.
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    Mine is mine and yours won't take its place.

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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,033

    Which one am I?

    Scott, you are a guy.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 13,247
    There are so many females here who i thought were guys. And i think a guy a girl.
    I miss igotid88
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,449
    So?
    Anybody do hard research?
    The ratio has to be at least 8:1 male.
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,566

    Which one am I?

    Neither.
    Fuckus rules all
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,072

    Which one am I?

    you're that word we can't say anymore.

    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,033
    imalive said:

    Which one am I?

    you're that word we can't say anymore.

    :nuh_uh: Shhh.
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,005
    deadendp said:

    imalive said:

    Which one am I?

    you're that word we can't say anymore.

    :nuh_uh: Shhh.
    Does it have to do with Ash in a hole?
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  • davidtriosdavidtrios Posts: 9,717
    A/S/L?
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,178

    A/S/L?

    ASL for that word....

    (disclaimer: I realize your name is Dave so this is by no means directed at you or any member of this forum. Have a good day.)

  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,014
    Hobbes said:

    A/S/L?

    ASL for that word....

    (disclaimer: I realize your name is Dave so this is by no means directed at you or any member of this forum. Have a good day.)

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,622

    I've actually had the same experience, except I'm a dude, lol. Not sure what people assume of me based on my sceen name and pic, but in PMs I generally sign with my "real" name, Sandy (short for Alexander), which has led to me being called "a fair lady" in one instance, lol. I do appreciate that both sides can just laugh it off when clarification occurs, lol.
    Going by Sandy I've had to put up with either "That's a girl's name." or "Isn't that (little orphan) Annie's dog?" comments my whole life, and I've also got a last name that lends itself easily to mispronunciation, so I'm pretty used to it by now, lol.
    That said, I don't generally worry about a given poster's gender, and will key in more to what they're saying versus who they are. I suppose if I was on here looking for a date I might look at things a bit differently though, lol.

    i know a married couple........one male and one female....both Kelly's.

  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,622
    I think it more stems from people assuming that posting on an online forum is more of a male-dominated activity. at least I used to assume that.
  • PJSirenPJSiren Salem, ORPosts: 5,863

    I think it more stems from people assuming that posting on an online forum is more of a male-dominated activity. at least I used to assume that.

    It depends on the subject...
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,622
    PJSiren said:

    I think it more stems from people assuming that posting on an online forum is more of a male-dominated activity. at least I used to assume that.

    It depends on the subject...
    well, for sure. if it's a breastfeeding forum, then it's obviously going to be mostly women. I mean online forums overall in general. I would guess it's probably 80/20, which explains why most people would just assume, without seeing pics or proper names, that someone is male.

  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,534
    Thats why pm are for :D
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527

    By my old name everyone assumed I was a guy (drinkbigredinstead) but I guess now because my picture is a bit more feminine I don't get that as much.

    Lmao!! That was YOU!!?? Yeah.. I thought that you were a guy!! Lol I get mistaken for a guy all the time.. That's why I started using a pic of myself to disuade that from happening..
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    PJ_Soul said:

    Yes, people just assume I'm a guy until they somehow find out otherwise. I think it's just a default assumption for a lot of people, although a few have said that I actually specifically come off as a dude.... I'm not sure how I feel about that. I guess fine.

    Somehow I always thought of you as female..
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    edited August 2015

    It may have been my bad, I tried editing what I was quoting to just keep the relevant bit, I guess from now on I'll just leave the whole thing in place, lol.
    Glad to be here, I've spent most of my fandom more or less in isolation, having only know a couple people I'd describe as fans, it's nice to feel more a part of the PJ community, I have to say.

    Welcome!! Ps you have s stupendous sense of humor, which is instantly made obvious by your username.. Glad you made it here.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    edited August 2015
    Ok
    Since we're on this subject...I'm going to be brave/ brutally honest. I'm not sure how many of you were still here back then., or even if Kat and Sea paid enough attention to 'me' back then enough to remember this..but... In 1995-98.. I went through a really rely difficult time in my life, where I swore up and down I wanted to be a man. ( many many fucked up reasons played into that..but we won't go there.. Bottom line?? I thought I could be a better man than most men when it ce to treating women with respect.) so I used here and the Sony boards as a 'test site' for 'getting it down to a science' ... But I just told everyone here and on Sony that I was s guy named Jed. ( don't ask.. But I still LOVE my 'guy name' which was Jeddediah Allen. I always figured I'd ise that if I ever had a boy child.

    Confusingly enough, this was allll under the same username of Whispering Hands!! So I often wonder if that era plays part in people assuming I'm make??
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,033
    My friend, auto correct strikes again! Male. MALE! ;)

    Wasn't around then. Couldn't tell you. I can tell you that while I've always known that lolobug was a guy, the name doesn't sound very guy like. (Sorry, Logan. A childhood nickname-- I know.)
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    deadendp said:

    My friend, auto correct strikes again! Male. MALE! ;)

    Wasn't around then. Couldn't tell you. I can tell you that while I've always known that lolobug was a guy, the name doesn't sound very guy like. (Sorry, Logan. A childhood nickname-- I know.)

    Lmao!! Lolo was there for all that!! He was on the Sony boards then too. Not sure if he ever knew THIS. Though.
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