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#1 of 40 Paul_D

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Posted October 06 2001 - 09:02 PM

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#2 of 40 Alex Spindler

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Posted October 07 2001 - 04:02 AM

Any answer will net you a stereotype. It's up to you to determine the reason.

The best response will be from female members as to how their female friends regard this hobby. Most of the male communities spouses roll their eyes, especially at the cost.

#3 of 40 Julie K

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Posted October 07 2001 - 05:48 AM

Maybe you aren't hanging out in the right threads. I do most of my posting anymore in the neverending "Horror/Gore" thread in software.

Well, maybe that's not typical of the average HTF female member...

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#4 of 40 AdrianJ

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Posted October 07 2001 - 07:14 AM

Yeah, Julie is one of the ones helping making 23 or so pages of the horror thread. The only problem is she keeps adding movies to my must see list. Posted Image

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#5 of 40 Marianne

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Posted October 07 2001 - 08:46 AM

I can answer that question in two words: "Steve Christou". Posted Image


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#6 of 40 Jason Whyte

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Posted October 07 2001 - 09:25 AM

Don't you mean Matt Chmiel? :wink:

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#7 of 40 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted October 07 2001 - 09:33 AM

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Don't you mean Matt Chmiel? :wink:[/quote]

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#8 of 40 Jason Whyte

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Posted October 07 2001 - 09:33 AM

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#9 of 40 RobertR

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Posted October 07 2001 - 09:39 AM

Whether it's perceived as stereotypical or not, the plain fact is that Home Theater (and hi fi Audio) IS heavily dominated by males. People like Julie are the exception.

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#10 of 40 PatrickM

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Posted October 07 2001 - 10:34 AM

I think it just happens to be one of those things that males like more than females in general. The last time I went to a hometheater demo event at a big HT store there were fewer than 15 women in a place filled with over 130 people. Most were with their significant others and rarely asked questions.

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#11 of 40 Eric Scott

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:01 AM

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two words: "Steve Christou"
Marianne, I must take issue with that statement. First there is nothing to the rumor that that Steve Christou has filed suit against Mike Myers and Michael McCullers the writers of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for using the real life person of Steve Christou as the character Mini Me.

As you know it’s not size that matters, Steve possesses many qualities and skills that the average man could never achieve.

That’s all I have to say for now because Steve is quite capable of defending himself even against 51/2 ft. women!

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#12 of 40 Steve Christou

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:02 AM

Marianne, preciousss baby, you accidently typed my name in your post, can you like edit it, and change it to Scott, first name Eric, pleeeese, his posts are now officially scarier than mine, I know of three female members that have left the HTF in a hurry after deciphering one of his posts. Posted Image

In a bid to attract more female members on the HTF I will post a sig photo of myself, although the forum may close down after a closer look at the photo, it may be worth the risk. Posted Image


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[Edited last by Steve Christou on October 08, 2001 at 06:48 AM]

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#13 of 40 Steve Christou

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:08 AM

Eric, there are no truths to the rumor that I'm a 3ft tall sex-crazed leprechaun, I'm 6ft 10inches of hairy machismo, but its not the 6ft that matters, its the 10inches.... Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#14 of 40 Thi Them

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:25 AM

I've learned from one of my computer science classes that in electronic forums, females feel intimidated to post because of male dominance. Furthermore, posts that degrade females (I know all of them mean no harm) discourages them from posting or visiting the forum. That is probably why there are so few female posts in the After Hours area where pretty much any topic can be discussed. Also, women might not feel that their posts dealing with women issues would be accepted here with so many men.

Or like Marianne said, it could be Steve Christou. Posted Image

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#15 of 40 Alex Spindler

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:27 AM

And that's why there aren't more female HTF members. Posted Image

#16 of 40 Steve Christou

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:45 AM

I remember a T-Shirt thread not too long ago [which I had nothing to do with your honour!] which had sexist overtones, but female members were playing along with it, even posting links to photos of themselves, so I don't think the female members are wimping out of joining because of sexist posts, there are quite a few female members on the HTF, they just post in threads that interest them.

My preciousss Marianne is never shy in posting what she wants to say, and I'm usually the target of her jibes, I don't mind what she says and she knows it, its all a lark really. Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#17 of 40 Eric Scott

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Posted October 07 2001 - 11:57 AM

The answer to this mystery can be found in this thread!

http://www.hometheat....ML/001775.html

#18 of 40 Steve Christou

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Posted October 07 2001 - 12:32 PM

Eric, thanks for really trying to help my case, appreciate it. Posted Image
I'll just go and hide under a rock until this blows over.

ps.I'm starting a new thread "Why are there so many male members on the HTF?", no how about "Why is everyone picking on Steve?".

[Edited last by Steve Christou on October 07, 2001 at 07:33 PM]

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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Posted October 07 2001 - 12:38 PM

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#20 of 40 Thi Them

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Posted October 07 2001 - 01:09 PM

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Don't make fun of a guy in a cast, bitch[/quote]

Matthew, what happened?

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[Edited last by Thi Them on October 07, 2001 at 09:30 PM]