Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Dumb Question??

  1. #1

    Default Dumb Question??

    Being fairly new to Basenotes I've been curious: why does the guy's forum always get more traffic than the women's? Are there more of you out there? Now, i don't want to start a gender debate....but I've always heard that women use many more words in a given day than men. But you wouldn't know it by this forum. So...what gives? What do you think? I'm really intrigued by the difference and would like to know how you explain it.

    I apologize for the fact that this is not technically a fragrance question...and should probably have been posted in another forum. But I wanted to make sure the question got to the men who frequent this forum.

  2. #2
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,357

    Default

    As I understand; Basenotes started as a purely male frag disgussion site.
    It was only much later, that the female section was added. Therefor the
    overwelming amount of good smelling gents!

  3. #3

    Default Re: Dumb Question??

    Not a dumb question at all, Chaplain. In fact, it's asked on a fairly regular basis. Le Grand Duc is correct - Basenotes was founded as a place for guys to discuss fragrance. The women's forum was added later, but I can't remember exactly when. I do recall that one of the earlier threads on this subject gave the year that the women's forum was started.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

  4. #4

    Default Re: Dumb Question??

    Oh thank you! Perhaps if I spent a little time researching more, I'd have figured that out. I'll go back and look at more threads. But I have to say I'm glad the guys decided to share! What a fun community this is.

  5. #5
    DustB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    9,517

    Default Re: Dumb Question??

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    As I understand; Basenotes started as a purely male frag disgussion site.
    It was only much later, that the female section was added. Therefor the
    overwelming amount of good smelling gents!
    That's exactly right. BN started as a site devoted to a directory of men's scents and a forum of discussion of men's scents. Then women's scents were added to the directory and the forum for discussion of women's scents came along too.

    There were several other sites that were devoted to talking about perfumes and Basenotes was the only one for men's scents. That history lingers on.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Dumb Question??

    I'd been wondering about this myself!




Similar Threads

  1. a dumb question about ouds
    By supermarky in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16th October 2006, 03:00 PM
  2. Dumb question
    By Thomas in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th August 2005, 12:23 AM
  3. Maybe a dumb question:
    By Coleman in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 4th July 2005, 02:44 AM
  4. Dumb question
    By in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st January 1970, 01:00 AM
  5. Maybe a dumb question:
    By in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st January 1970, 01:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000