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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    All,

    I just got a PM and wanted to clarify/remind others, as well ...

    MANY of our members (I'd say an equal 50% share) are WOMEN ... please take note of that in your public and private correspondence with them.

    Haiko

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    Haiko,

    Let me add 2 things. First I think it is great that we have such a great mix of men and women. Also a great mix af all nationalities and races.

    Secondly, ADD YOUR PICTURES TO THE GALLERY!!! I was brave enough to so can the rest of you! Lets see who we all are. If your lucky you will even have your picture added to many others like my Christmas party pic, lmao. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    What did I miss?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cedric:
    What did I miss?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Cedric,

    Nothing, I just wanted to remind fellow members that about half our members are women, nothing more.

    Haiko

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    This is a mistake I often make. I know there are many women in these forums, however, sometimes when you are in a discussion using an 'odd' username, it can become difficult to distinguish the sexes. I think many males, including myself, tend to talk to unknown users as if they were male. I don't know if women do the same thing, but it doesn't appear to be the case. I recall thinking I knew about leader, ssanf, tmd5 and was incorrect about all of them. I am also probably incorrect about many others. With some, it's easy...like myself 'Tom', Fred, Vicki [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    People often use neutral sounding names because they want to be judged by the quality of their posts, not the content of their pajamas.

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    Whilst on the subject of political correctness, there are also people from outside the USA so please add St Georges day to the list of greetings...eg "happy Thanksgiving, happy hannuka etc"

    If statistics are correct, about 10% of visitors are gay so can we use completely gender neutral references please?

    Maybe we should also state our preferred language so as not to offend the women, men, gay, lesbian, hetero, Christian, Muslim, agnostic people who use English as a second language. Perhaps even go a stage further and include Babelfish translations of the most popular languages.

    Or we could just stop whining about petty little differences and accept that everyone belongs to some minority or other! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I'm usually pretty careful to offend everyone at once because I personally have a problem with offending select groups. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    lol@buggy [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
    At another forum everyone thinks I'm a man!
    It's very liberating [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    white hetero male, eh buggy? (jk)

    I was just not clear on why it was an issue, Haiko -- thought maybe we weren't supposed to cuss or something...

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    Hey! I am a female lately from Ny. I can cuss any of you under the table should I so desire. But, Ky is teaching me some couth.

    I don't have to be uncouth unless I want to.
    It's nice to have choices.

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    LOL at all of you [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] One thing that was pointed out was language...Alex had made a banner for me that I liked a lot. I sent him an e-mail saying 'Alex, you are the sh*t'. That was always a good thing where I come from. He took it as me not liking the banner, and thought I was kind of rude to tell him in such a tone. As he read on, he understood that I liked the banner. While trying not to guess peoples gender, I will also not start a sentence with 'You are the sh*t' to somebody outside of the U.S. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Forgive me, I certainly wasn't suggesting that women couldn't cuss [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] -- just that I was unclear as why we needed to be reminded that a goodly portion of the people here are women.

    And I'm not saying the reminder wasn't warranted, just that I did't get it.

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    Be careful using that one anywhere, Tom. Some of us were taught when we grew up that some words simply were not polite, and cringe at that one no matter what the intent is behind it. Setting sensibilities aside, it is commonly used as a negative (often a very strong one), so it is not realistic to assume that someone would perceive it as a positive when applied to them. No matter where they come from!

    Elisabeth Archambault

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    Elisabeth,
    You are correct on your point. Perhaps it is even specific to the region I live in. It is something that I have heard for many years. I hear people around here use it frequently, usually amongst friends and not in a public place. You wouldn't tell a cook that his dish is the ______, but I say it to my pilot when he/she gets us on the ground in one piece during a thunderstorm or very windy conditions. In fact, I've heard it used frequently around our airport. Not to go back to the gender specific issue, but it is another way of saying 'You are the man!' which is also used frequently in this region.

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    When I was a kid living in Massachusetts, it was a sign of affection to call someone a "bum", as in "ya bum". We used it all the time.

    Then we moved to Florida. And promptly offended the people we liked the most.

    It wasn't until some 35 years later, having a new friend recently from New England, that I even heard the phrase... and he meant it as a sign of affection when he said it.

    I was surprised to hear it -- I guess I rather assumed *everyone* stopped saying it when my family moved to Florida. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    LOL - only we Americans will take a negative term or an obscenity and turn it into a compliment.

    I remember the first time someone called me Phat (LOL!)

    "You da $h!t!" (means you're the greatest!)
    "You look BAD!" (means you look really good)
    "You're Phat!" (Pronounced "fat" - several definitions but supposed to be a good thing)

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    Another one for this list is "Mmmm, wicked!"

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    Eaglefire...I think PHAT actually stands for something...but in my old age, I can't recall what it stands for...I always thought I was still young at the age of 28, now I'm feeling over the hill :rolleyes:

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Nothing, I just wanted to remind fellow members that about half our members are women, nothing more.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I just want to remind fellow members that about half our members are men, nothing more. please take note of that in your public and private correspondence with them, as men are people too.
    :rolleyes:

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    Cedric,

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>When I was a kid living in Massachusetts, it was a sign of affection to call someone a "bum", as in "ya bum". We used it all the time.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    So that means when my family called me a bum they are being affectionate? Cool! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I just want to remind fellow members that about half our members are men, nothing more. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Oh, that on is just screaming for puns, but I'll leave it some other (ahem) member.

    On the topic of political correctness, one of the reasons I chose a specifically gender obvious nick is that I resent the de-gendering that political correctness involves. Darn it, I'm a woman among various other minorities, and darned happy with it. The only one who judges what's in the pajamas is my husband :cool: .

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>quote:
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    I just want to remind fellow members that about half our members are men, nothing more.
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    Oh, that on is just screaming for puns, but I'll leave it some other (ahem) member.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I agree, but no more than the original quote...

    >>>I just want to remind fellow members that about half our members are women, . nothing more<<<

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TH Media:
    Eaglefire...I think PHAT actually stands for something...but in my old age, I can't recall what it stands for...I always thought I was still young at the age of 28, now I'm feeling over the hill :rolleyes:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I loked up babylon.com and it's an acronym,

    Plenty o' Hips And Thighs,
    Pretty Hot And Tasty,
    PHysically ATtractive

    and it's from english slang

    there is one more acronym for it but it's x rated ehe so I wont write it here [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    I think we should be more worried about minors with some of the conversations and flames I have seen on the board. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    I don't think that s*x should be something that warrants consideration.

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