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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Men take their hobbies very seriously. that's why

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    Exclamation Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I've said this in feedback to the BN admins (when they asked for my opinion by way of a poll) that
    the Male and Female subforums should be merged. Immediately.

    I mean, think about it: as much as we all looove to claim that perfume has no inherent gender, why directly contradict that by segregating forum users by gender?

    I don't bother much with the 'female' subforum simply because there's relatively little activity, and I would expect that plenty of women aren't more active here because their 'perfume gender' (and by extension, they themselves) are being marginalized by the (possibly unintentional but still) vaguely sexist structure of this place. Enough of that.

    What do you say, people? Maybe this argument should be its own thread?

    I would love to see more women on here, being more active and outspoken. It would enrich the culture, and hopefully mitigate some of the borderline-OCD tropes that constantly run rampant around here (fakery hysteria, reformulation, pro/con house fanboyism, blah blah blah) Maybe there will be unforeseen social benefits. I think a lot of boys behave better when they think they're being watched by girls. Admit it: this place could use some of that.

  3. #33

    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I don't think the chaps exclude us gals. I've never had a problem posting wherever I like. BN gents have always been most gentlemanly IMO...

    A reason for pro segregation is because the scents are segregated by the companies, not the people on here. This is gently changing though. There are many more unisex now. Maybe we should divide it further into three..... (only joking)
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I usually come to BN and immediately click on "New Posts," not on any individual board. Most of the time I don't even notice which board I'm reading or writing on. I hadn't even realized that until now.

    You want to see a women's board, go to the Fragrance Board at MakeupAlley. They could really use more men there.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

  5. #35

    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Yeah, I registered at MUA a few years ago, but I HATED the structure of that board (NOT conducive to flowing conversation) so I abandoned it.

  6. #36

    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    I've said this in feedback to the BN admins (when they asked for my opinion by way of a poll) that
    the Male and Female subforums should be merged. Immediately.

    I mean, think about it: as much as we all looove to claim that perfume has no inherent gender, why directly contradict that by segregating forum users by gender?

    I don't bother much with the 'female' subforum simply because there's relatively little activity, and I would expect that plenty of women aren't more active here because their 'perfume gender' (and by extension, they themselves) are being marginalized by the (possibly unintentional but still) vaguely sexist structure of this place. Enough of that.

    What do you say, people? Maybe this argument should be its own thread?

    I would love to see more women on here, being more active and outspoken. It would enrich the culture, and hopefully mitigate some of the borderline-OCD tropes that constantly run rampant around here (fakery hysteria, reformulation, pro/con house fanboyism, blah blah blah) Maybe there will be unforeseen social benefits. I think a lot of boys behave better when they think they're being watched by girls. Admit it: this place could use some of that.
    I responded in the other thread, and now that I've read your post here, I must admit I still simply do not follow you. You are bemoaning the lack of female participation when women are already free to participate; many already do. There is no logical reason to think that merging two forum threads (which are separate for facially apparent reasons) would magically cause women to post more in the "male" topics. If a woman wanted to discuss New Haarlem in the male subforum, she would be free to do so, just as I would be free to discuss Mitsouko or Love in White over there. This to me looks like a solution in search of a problem.
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    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
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  7. #37

    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Just wanted to see where the discussion would go, since it gets mentioned often enough, but nothing ever comes of it. Maybe because, as you suggest, it just isn't a problem to anyone.

    Fair enough.

  8. #38

    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    No harm in bringing it up though... it got a pretty definitive response all-round. There certainly isn't an undercurrent of any dissatisfaction so everything is good....
    Currently wearing: Gilda by Pierre Wulff

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Anthony View Post
    There are so few sites where males can show their "softer" siden without getting lampooned. So when there is one we just come out of the woodworks; so to speak.
    I wouldn't describe the male fragrance board as displaying anyone's "softer" side, actually. I've heard softer discussions of hockey and ultimate wrestling.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurgundyMarsh View Post
    I wouldn't describe the male fragrance board as displaying anyone's "softer" side, actually. I've heard softer discussions of hockey and ultimate wrestling.
    I think though that discussing fragrance is a little more unusual than sports, and personally out of my various interests fragrances are the least likely that I would bring up with any male friends; women would have no trouble bringing up such discussions with friends in most areas of North America at least.

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Most of the females are at Fragrantica :

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Most of the females are at Fragrantica :

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/

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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I click to see New Posts, and read/ post on whatever thread interests me.

    The men's forum moves so much faster that merging the two forums would just force topics women are more interested in to page 2 (and beyond) faster, making it harder for us to locate those threads. I think it is more to the ladies' advantage to have our own forum (but you guys are always welcome to post there!)



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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I click to see New Posts, and read/ post on whatever thread interests me.

    The men's forum moves so much faster that merging the two forums would just force topics women are more interested in to page 2 (and beyond) faster, making it harder for us to locate those threads. I think it is more to the ladies' advantage to have our own forum (but you guys are always welcome to post there!)
    +1 on this.

    I think this makes it easier on all of us to use the simple categories, even if many of us use fragrances marketed to the other gender.
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    +2 - I agree with 30 Roses and Primrose.
    I do love the Male Boards- it's very interesting ( and funny sometimes ) to see how differently men and women approach fragrance. There is a difference in interaction .
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Most of the females are at Fragrantica :

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/
    ^this
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    Default Re: I'm surprised that the "Male Fragrance" board is so much busier that the "Female Fragrance" one.

    I love the FR database but their forum is a nightmare, you cant even multiquote; its in the stone age.

    On top of that, the general crowd seems to be a very gentlesir, golf claps for everyone type of person where every thread is three posts of "THUMBS UP WEAR IT IN GOOD HEALTH" and then the thread dies. Yawn.

    Perhaps Im too used to a spicier nature of internet forums, but I like it when discussions get edgy and playfully flame-y. Its only fragrances, after all.

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