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    so common ladies! Join the party!

    Another thing that comes to mind is that BN goes pretty "deep" into fragrance, can get a bit "technical" whereas most women I know (and on these forums I talked about) tend to explainn frags like "oh that smells feminine, that smells fresh" etc etc and don't go into much detail. Most of my girl friends will say for example, "oh this smells sooo nice" but if you ask what is it that she likes about the frag and what notes does she find most appealing you'll get something like "I don't know, it's nice, smells sweet" and that's it. So maybe BN can be a bit intimidating at first. I just recently joined and I remember that I thought "oh my, I will never be able to detect notes like that" but it's funny how fast you learn and soon you smell notes in a frag that you would never notice before. So one big plus for BN - you really learn a lot if you care enough to join and just communicate.
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    I'm male. Who's going to do the domination?

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    Haha
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    I wonder if rather than the whole of basenotes being male dominated, it is merely certain threads. I frequent the DIY section and the new posts tab, and freely join any conversation. I don't look at whether it is in the male section or not. It does make sense to have a male and female section because the perfumes are specific. I do ignore the more boring A word threads. I hadn't particularly noticed that basenotes was male dominated before this thread arose. Do you really care as long as the conversation is stimulating? Go to where all the female conversation is and join in there. It will soon cross over the other way as a result. One tends to look out for the names after a good chat with someone, and the threads they are on.
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    The women's side used to be fifty times as active as it is now. Used to be a lot of aficionados and great threads. Some of the best ones left, some are around - purplebird7, twolf, etc. Not sure why it dropped out. Wish it would come back. People like moondeva, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    The women's side used to be fifty times as active as it is now. Used to be a lot of aficionados and great threads. Some of the best ones left, some are around - purplebird7, twolf, etc. Not sure why it dropped out. Wish it would come back. People like moondeva, etc.
    Sad but true. A few years ago there was a lot more discussion on the women's board. Some of the more interesting contributors are now involved with other sites or facebook groups. Some of them probably grew weary of the drama here - site problems, over moderation, the Huddler fiasco, the mushroom cloud of "bros" casting a shadow over the site. Others were banned for not adhering to the Basenotes code of generic blandness.

    I hope the women's side rebounds. I have greatly enjoyed reading the posts of our female members as I am very interested in "feminine" fragrances, which get far less attention on the male side. Come on back, ladies!

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    It could be an age thing. I know a couple of the ladies hinted at forthcoming children. With your hands full of small children and very little sleep. Perfumes take low priority.

    PS. Maybe it is just that ladies fragrances are no longer as good as they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Sad but true. A few years ago there was a lot more discussion on the women's board. Some of the more interesting contributors are now involved with other sites or facebook groups. Some of them probably grew weary of the drama here - site problems, over moderation, the Huddler fiasco, the mushroom cloud of "bros" casting a shadow over the site. Others were banned for not adhering to the Basenotes code of generic blandness.
    A fair summary. I think the same applies to the male fragrance board, although possibly to a lesser extent.
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    Why are we all complaining about this? When was the last time we were able to dominate anything?
    I say next we shoot for world domination. My girl says I gotta be home by 8 but.
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    Women have better things to do with their time
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    I think the ladies have moved on forums elsewhere like the Facebook fragrance friends :-)

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    I believe it's due to AVENTUS.

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    It could be the fact that we are slightly boring... Out of all the fragrance in the world we talk about the same fragrances over and over!!!

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    My belated take&viewpoint: while I cannot know the exact reason why there is a certain male predominance on BN, I keep on being fascinated and pleasantly surprised how many different male fragrance collectors, hobbyists, aficionados etc. liberally interact, share, communicate and even enrich fragrance knowledge here.
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    Have the women been getting BANNED even more than the men lately?!

    just looked on the Female forum. I thought the men's forum has dropped off a bit lately. What a ghost town over there. Looks like most of the posts over there are by men.
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    I got banned then was asked to come back.

    j/k
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    This board is strictly only for the Discussion of Fragrances worn by and/or marketed to Generals.

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    Other boards slow down a lot in summer - maybe that's it? Also, discussion here isn't what it used to be. Certain topics are just being beaten to death and it makes things less interesting.
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    I checked the SOTD threads yesterday. The female one had about a quarter of the entries of the male one.

    But then, when I opened the female thread up a lot of the contributions were from men

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston H View Post
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    They are over on a Huddler version of Basenotes somewhere posting threads like "What happened to all the men?"
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    So the question is now, will women make a comeback to basenotes?


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    I recently joined Basenotes for the DIY section. I did notice more guys than gals. Usually "craft" forums are female dominated. Either way is fine with me as I'm here for information.
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    juanderer *snort* hehehe

    It's interesting to think about, but I agree that it's probably just the self-perpetuating nature of the site from its origins as a guy-oriented fragrance forum.

    That said, I wonder if on the women's side we are not quite as...democratic...as the guys seem to be. I think the women's side has an overall air of exclusivity which might not seem so welcoming to newcomers who seek to discuss designer/mainstream/etc. fragrances.
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    I have never noticed any sort of "air of exclusivity" on any of the sites on Basenotes. I read and often reply to topics on any site; DIY, General, Masculine or Feminine. I have never felt ignored or unwelcome.

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    [QUOTE=ErinK;3182064]juanderer *snort* hehehe

    It's interesting to think about, but I agree that it's probably just the self-perpetuating nature of the site from its origins as a guy-oriented fragrance forum.

    That said, I wonder if on the women's side we are not quite as...democratic...as the guys seem to be.I think the women's side has an overall air of exclusivity which might not seem so welcoming to newcomers who seek to discuss designer/mainstream/etc. fragrances.
    /QUOTE]
    That has certainly been mentioned to me privately by one or two new female members in the past but quite a few new members seem to be fitting in currently.
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