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    I never really took much notice of gender when reading posts. Today it occurred to me that a great majority of posters on this site (and other coffee websites) are probably male...I stand corrected if that is not the case. I wonder what the stats are here and if there is imbalance is that to do with coffee or in general posting on the net?

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Of all the forums I am on this one has the biggest number of women and that is a good thing. Doesnt help that the other forums I am on are car and fishing!!! One thing I love is that coffee is enjoyed equally by both sexes and also many different demographics. Its great that it is such a diverse group.

    Perhaps a poll is in order????

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    Re: CS gender balance

    I think its a net thing.

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    Re: CS gender balance

    This site is fairly techy and geeky which will tend to skew the bias much as coffee is made and drunk by both sexes.

    The other forums I have been on and are still on are much more male dominated here but RC Planes and Helis, Kitesurfing etc will tend to do that ;)

    Have a look at say Facebook and you will find the majority of posters and users I suspect are female due to the nature of the site been chatty, interactive and social (flameproof suit on) ;D .

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    I have noticed that there seem to be a lot more men than women on this site. Go over to a parenting site however and you guys will be well and truly in the minority.

    Speaking solely for myself, I stopped visiting other forums where I was a member because of the bitchiness and nastiness in how people relate online. I like this site as it is helpful and informative and not as personal as some others.

    As a busy Mum of 3 boys, I dont have time for facebook or other social networking sites. This site suits my needs for information without too much gossip.

    In this household, I roast the coffee and do my homework on how to produce that perfect cup that my husband and I both enjoy. I assume many households this role is reversed.

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    I am a chick! haha, and have also noticed the male dominance here on coffee snobs :) But I guess....the passionate ones are on here!

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 587174677C7F786975425174786F6E7E751D0 link=1278854024/5#5 date=1284375743
    I am a chick! haha, and have also noticed the male dominance here on coffee snobs :) But I guess....the passionate ones are on here!
    You bet! :D

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    Also, this site is for practical hobbies.

    I mostly got into coffee so that Id have something more in common with my father other than just talking trucks :/

    Also men are more likely to mod things and thus have a talking point :p

    I showed mum a picture of a nodded crazy popper and she was terribly concerned about the safety hehe...

    Looks like I wont be allowed to do that for a while ;D

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    *borrows beanflyings flameproof suit*

    Ive always thought it was because the male of the species is just really anal about stuff and making coffee seems to lend itself to that. Oh...ok, I mean that men have brains with boxes in them and they take out the box with coffee written on it and well... ;D

    Also seeing as coffee combines the use of machinery and foodstuffs...it had to be dominated by men! *;D

    Truly, what I think its all about is women drink coffee because it gets them together with others and they do the social chatty thing...they dont necessarily want to know how to be technical about making coffee. If you watched me on some days, youd see that I was more about the relationships Im building over my coffee machine, rather than the technical side of making a coffee. (and that is not to say that that side suffers because of it...its just not the priority.)

    Like Ellibee said too, with blokes, theres the "Tim the toolman" element of having to mod stuff and grunt about that together... ;D Sorry...couldnt help myself.

    Right...dug myself in deep enough yet? Nope...you cant have the suit back just yet, BF... ;D


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    Re: CS gender balance

    Good one Scoots.... ;D ;D

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    No need for the flame suit Scoots, have to agree.

    Nothing wrong with "social chatty thing". Coffee is an experience. Why not make it a good one?
    Through history this has been one of the things that coffee lends it self to. It changed Europe, took it out a drunken state to an aware one. Some claim that this brought on the French revolution.

    My turn to borrow the flame suit:
    I think one of the factors is that men (in general) have bigger egos then women.

    "I have a big post count, now I can make fun of ignorant statements." :-?
    Do I have a large enough post count for the above? ;D

    "Look at me! I know stuff! Please look, please acknowledge me."

    "My conical is bigger than yours!"

    "I have more material stuff then you, its faster then yours and larger too."

    "I read ONE report made by some men that correlates to my beliefs so there!" I am guilty as charged on this one. *:(

    "My view on this subjective point is right and you are wrong."

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    Well, women may laugh at us but it is the male nature to be competitive. Its in our [s]jeans[/s] genes. Egos are part of our makeup. Its just that some have it better under control than others"

    I agree that the tendency to sneer at others (lesser) equipment or pass off post-count as coffee knowledge is going too far. Ill put my hand up as being guilty on both accounts in the past but I have repented, so Ill stick to taking the moral high ground ::) :-[

    Perhaps preceding "My conical is bigger than yours!" should be "I have a conical"

    (Yes yes, dont get excited you EM0480 owners, I can see you :P )

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 363C293E3E312523500 link=1278854024/11#11 date=1284422921

    (Yes yes, *dont get excited you EM0480 owners, I can see you *:P )

    I have.......oh, dont worry....
    ;D

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    Re: CS gender balance

    This forum has always struck me as having more females than other forums im on, probably because the other forum im on is car related. And the other 3 are coffee ones...!

    What I wonder more is the average age of CSers? I would guess at a middle aged average, please dont be offended anyone. *;D Im in my mid 20s by the way.

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D0F0F4C4B5651583F0 link=1278854024/13#13 date=1284437707
    This forum has always struck me as having more females than other forums im on, probably because the other forum im on is car related. *And the other 3 are coffee ones...!

    What I wonder more is the average age of CSers? I would guess at a middle aged average, please dont be offended anyone. *;D Im in my mid 20s by the way.
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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 232B333924400 link=1278854024/12#12 date=1284423499
    I have.......oh, dont worry....
    I see bigger things on your bench in the not to distant future *::)

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 647F6063787F64100 link=1278854024/15#15 date=1284440795
    I see bigger things on your bench in the not to distant future
    While not trying to rack up too many clicks on the OT meter, dont tell me cksyd is baby sitting the Izzo + Compak while youre on CWealth Game duties.

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 67151556514C4B42250 link=1278854024/13#13 date=1284437707
    What I wonder more is the average age of CSers? I would guess at a middle aged average, please dont be offended anyone.Grin Im in my mid 20s by the way.
    Why not start a poll?
    That way no one has to admit to their age in a post.

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B716473737C686E1D0 link=1278854024/16#16 date=1284443953
    Quote Originally Posted by 647F6063787F64100 link=1278854024/15#15 date=1284440795
    I see bigger things on your bench in the not to distant future
    While not trying to rack up too many clicks on the OT meter, dont tell me cksyd is baby sitting the Izzo + Compak while youre on CWealth Game duties.

    Unfortunately no, Warren hasnt offered that scenario........

    Cant say I blame him........

    But we were chatting the other weekend....... hmmmmmm

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    Re: CS gender balance

    Too funny...theres much to be said when we can get together and have a good laugh at our and each others foibles.

    Especially giggling at...

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D6E7C7C786E760F0 link=1278854024/10#10 date=1284420357
    "My conical is bigger than yours!"
    Dont really know why I thought that so funny... ;D



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