Where Have All the Women Gone?

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  • phongonephongone 1,652 Posts
    Would be nice to have more of a female presence here, but I understand why there isn't.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Yeah most of the women on this site that I know offline or speak to off the board have all been, at one time or another, really skeeved out by dudes on here. It's alarmingly (although not surprisingly) common, it's really lame and it often includes folks who are considered "veterans" or "royalty" or whatever. Put it this way it's not just lurkers.

    But let's not just focus on the women, these antics have also driven off some of our best men.

    And while folks might not be offended by gratuitous porn or kiss-n-tell threads per se, it doesn't take a genius (lord knows there aren't many left here anyway) to see that the quality of the discourse has fallen off hard.

  • grandpa_shiggrandpa_shig 5,799 Posts
    how does one go about mentioning women on soulstrut without DJ STEF?



    ps
    some of those named are girls. not women. fyi. meow, im bringing the catty.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts

    I couldn't care less about unattainable/pron star threads, I just don't read them is all. But there is a lot of weak shit, running the gamut from cringe-worthy to creepy to misogyny, that pops up and runs through certain posts.

    The recurring "women don't know anything about music"/"all women listen to bad music"/"I hate the music that women listen to" thread never helps.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    Yeah most of the women on this site that I know offline or speak to off the board have all been, at one time or another, really skeeved out by dudes on here. It's alarmingly (although not surprisingly) common, it's really lame and it often includes folks who are considered "veterans" or "royalty" or whatever. Put it this way it's not just lurkers.

    BUDDY GLEN MOVES REVEALED

    b/w

    Mylatency is "royalty" now?

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    The funny thing about the "unattainable porn star" posts is I always think that these "porn stars" are the ONLY women some guys here can attain......for $9.99 plus late charges!!


  • BUDDY GLEN MOVES REVEALED

    Glen is such a legend in my private mind-garden. My editor and I have started referring to football superfans as Glen and Neil. So, when we do something great, we picture Glen at his computer yelling, 'HEY NEIL! Come check this out!'

    Glen was a serious addition to the mythology of this place.

  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    Yeah most of the women on this site that I know offline or speak to off the board have all been, at one time or another, really skeeved out by dudes on here. It's alarmingly (although not surprisingly) common, it's really lame and it often includes folks who are considered "veterans" or "royalty" or whatever. Put it this way it's not just lurkers.

    BUDDY GLEN MOVES REVEALED

    b/w

    Mylatency is "royalty" now?


  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts

    BUDDY GLEN MOVES REVEALED

    Glen is such a legend in my private mind-garden. My editor and I have started referring to football superfans as Glen and Neil. So, when we do something great, we picture Glen at his computer yelling, 'HEY NEIL! Come check this out!'

    Glen was a serious addition to the mythology of this place.

    It was a hilariously perfect name--definitely an act of unintentional genius.

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,832 Posts
    I felt like a real life strut stalker once.

    I was eating at one of my fav restaurants with my g/f. And a female strutter was sitting one table over. Well, let's just say I was checkin' her out throughout dinner. I felt bad at first, until she told me she was checking someone out also... It's just that it wasn't me and she told me my gurl had it going on! So, my stalker feelings disappeared soon after.


    I've sent a couple of messages to male & female strutters on here that I didn't really know well. Not on a let's get it on type deal though. But it did get me pretty far with HAZ so... To bad the strutter at the restaurant in the story above has all my e-hearts!

    Funny that I write this "You're too good for me" is playing!!!

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    what about man 2 man stalking?

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,329 Posts
    what about man 2 man stalking?

    oh shit.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    what about man 2 man stalking?

    I've experienced this at least three times.

  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    if someone got banned for stalking that'd be like ...dead man stalking

  • whitelily has moved on

    soulstrut doesnt have the best track record with females.
    just a couple weeks back, i posted an open letter from my friend and a busy dj who had a major record damaging flood. she told me she got some real creepy emails from people who read the letter on soulstrut that freaked her out (in a bad way). she had wanted to post a thankyou for the thoughtful replies that had been posted, but instead she was like fuck it, i dont want to have anything to do with that site.

    might have been lurkers, but still...not a good look. i didnt ask for details.

    WOW, that is fucked up.

    yeah. i know personally i can talk and think crazy on this board for dudes to get scared of little ol' me but i don't try to "do" crazy. i try to make nice no matter how freaky. i, too have been scarred by some pms that were not a good look. but then, hey! it's just a pm. no one knows if i am a male of female anyhow and i'm pretty sure you don't know where i really live or if you do, you don't have keys. hence, i try not to open up too much and stick with the i try to wear sunglasses and fake mousestashes but sometimes people can still see me underneath my make-up

    p.s. just because they take a break, doesn't mean they don't plan to come back again.
    you must remember the good posts you had with the gals you miss and believe that time will remind them of your raer humor. don't be scared if one day, soulstrut gets invaded by girls. remember, you asked for it.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    what about man 2 man stalking?

    I've experienced this at least three times.


  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    the drop off in female strutters has conicided with the explosion in newly-registered toys, the proliferation of useless/duplicate threads, the decline in intelligent discussion. it's an overall decline.

    that said there's still lots of good people on here. and some damn good political discussions actually lately.

  • what about man 2 man stalking?

    I've experienced this at least three times.

    Come on, dude. You called me.

    "I was just wondering if it would be cool if I crashed at your place."

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    from what a female strutter told me, the e-holleration can get out of control and basically, some of you dudes are creepy losers.


    And those motherfuckers ruin it for the rest of us. (By "the rest of us," I mean "folls who keep their creepy loserdom to themselves." Ha-cha!)

    b/w

    E-holleration? Really? Yeesh.

  • pcmrpcmr 5,591 Posts
    how does one go about mentioning women on soulstrut without DJ STEF?

    have not seen her in a minute (years) on this board

    women are some of the my most appreciated posters around these parts

    its a shame that the internet baffles any sense of chivalry or common sense because usually a women's perspective or their mere presence helps tone down the testosterone and discourse

    having worked with the boyscouts and with a group of volunteers..a womanly presence is truly in a bigbunchaguys moment

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    E-holleration? Really? Yeesh.

    Yeah, but keep in mind, they probably have no understanding of real-world holleration either. If they think e-hollering is a reasonable and plausible way to meet women, imagine what their real-world game is like?



  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,329 Posts
    Let's get back to basics.









    stories



    Justin Torres Soul Mix

    A real good reason why I still stay here is because 1) I compulsively check the board
    2) Because of the OLD HEADZ (Motown67, AP, Big_Stacks, Luck, JP, Breakself, and ofcourse record dudes like Ness, AaronSoulpower dude, Ashrock, Hcrink, etc.) who make discussions worthwhile and 3) I've learned a lot of music (still am).

    p.s. I blame Motown67 for posting up links to his record reviews on "other" msg boards! I can bet you the average user age has gone down significantly. Or we might just be getting old.

  • GrandfatherGrandfather 2,302 Posts
    E-holleration? Really? Yeesh.

    Yeah, but keep in mind, they probably have no understanding of real-world holleration either. If they think e-hollering is a reasonable and plausible way to meet women, imagine what their real-world game is like?



    http://www.myspace.com
    toooo easy to holler, where you been at man?

  • knewjakknewjak 1,231 Posts
    but seeing Mister Wheeler chillin like this is his house after stalking A*****y (Ms.Damn)

    whoah, is he the dude in the pic she posted? Hiding behind the screen door?

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    E-holleration? Really? Yeesh.

    Yeah, but keep in mind, they probably have no understanding of real-world holleration either. If they think e-hollering is a reasonable and plausible way to meet women, imagine what their real-world game is like?



    http://www.myspace.com
    toooo easy to holler, where you been at man?

    Not on Myspace.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    the drop off in female strutters has conicided with the explosion in newly-registered toys, the proliferation of useless/duplicate threads, the decline in intelligent discussion. it's an overall decline.

    ...says the guy with no records.

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    the drop off in female strutters has conicided with the explosion in newly-registered toys, the proliferation of useless/duplicate threads, the decline in intelligent discussion. it's an overall decline.

    ...says the guy with no records.

    ^^^^ oooof and I wasn't even reffering to Harvey!

    but clearly this remark has struck a nerve with him. don't worry holmes, at least the "newly-registered toys" part doesn't apply to you. you have, after all, been paying to post here longer than anyone else.

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,785 Posts
    I think it would be a smart idea for a woman who wants to become apart of any nerdy male dominated board and is weird about being sweated by guys not make references to being female until they're well established. Isn't 99% of this board already attached?

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    the drop off in female strutters has conicided with the explosion in newly-registered toys, the proliferation of useless/duplicate threads, the decline in intelligent discussion. it's an overall decline.

    ...says the guy with no records.

    ^^^^ oooof and I wasn't even reffering to Harvey!

    but clearly this remark has struck a nerve with him. don't worry holmes, at least the "newly-registered toys" part doesn't apply to you. you have, after all, been paying to post here longer than anyone else.

    I go back and forth with you. Somedays I think you are nothing but a troll. Other days, I think you are a troll with a few halfway-decent points to make.

    But yeah, buy some records already.

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    the drop off in female strutters has conicided with the explosion in newly-registered toys, the proliferation of useless/duplicate threads, the decline in intelligent discussion. it's an overall decline.

    ...says the guy with no records.

    ^^^^ oooof and I wasn't even reffering to Harvey!

    but clearly this remark has struck a nerve with him. don't worry holmes, at least the "newly-registered toys" part doesn't apply to you. you have, after all, been paying to post here longer than anyone else.

    I go back and forth with you. Somedays I think you are nothing but a troll. Other days, I think you are a troll with a few halfway-decent points to make.

    But yeah, buy some records already.

    fool I'll trade with you anytime you're ready. and no, I'm not talking about records. I'll even let you have the first punch.
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