A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

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What's your gender?

Male
98
97%
Female
3
3%
 
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A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Hulavuta » June 19th, 2010, 9:34 pm

So, at the gas station I came up with the startling thought that the forum is dominantly male. At the risk of being accused as a sexist prick that needs to be shot, I would just like to take a quick survey to see the genders of the poster. I just want to know who, like me, is a girl, and who is a guy.

Please don't shoot me.


*I'm not really a girl, but I wanted to beat PeterPorty to the punch.
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Let's see where this goes. Whoever goes off-topic* (i.e. brings stupid jokes into their posts such as "no girls in the internet") will be banned on sight.

So this topic will either die, or become useful for a change. Prove that Wesnoth.org's Off-Topic* section is still worth its entries in the forum database!

* (Off-Topic is the name of the forum. This has never meant that you can go wild and be stupid or such ("off-topic") in here.)
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Araja » June 19th, 2010, 9:51 pm

Realizing that gaming is mostly male comes as a startling thought? Where have been all these years? :P

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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Velensk » June 19th, 2010, 10:03 pm

I think that anyone who would accuse you of being a sexist prick stating a fact that can easily be observed isn't worth listening to on the subject.

In case it needs be said, I'm male.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by PsychoticKittens » June 19th, 2010, 10:04 pm

I've seen a decent number of women playing wesnoth. Though most of the internet would like you to believe they're 50 year old child molesters named John. Though the forums do seem a bit more sparse.

and I'm a dude, contrary to popular belief.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Hulavuta » June 19th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Araja wrote:Realizing that gaming is mostly male comes as a startling thought? Where have been all these years? :P

Hmm, I guess I didn't think about that. But another forum I go on that is about a game has a lot of female members. lol. Maybe I should delete the topic.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by shadowm » June 19th, 2010, 11:06 pm

Hulavuta wrote:Please don't shoot me.
Nah, but let's see where this goes. Whoever goes off-topic* (i.e. brings stupid jokes into their posts such as "no girls in the internet") will be banned on sight.

So this topic will either die, or become useful for a change. Prove that Wesnoth.org's Off-Topic* section is still worth its entries in the forum database!

* (Off-Topic is the name of the forum. This has never meant that you can go wild and be stupid or such ("off-topic") in here.)
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Araja » June 20th, 2010, 12:07 am

That link was fascinating, and mostly true.

I must have failed at least a dozen times to find a good response to it, but I can't find the words. Anyhow, placing value on maturity while also being a hardcore gamer is just difficult in both worlds. Be honest, other people must have this problem as well :)

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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by johndh » June 20th, 2010, 12:17 am

I've heard it varies by genre, though. I did a report a while back on online gaming as it relates to nonverbal communication, and I seem to recall that the statistics favor females in MMORPGs and so-called "casual" games, while males gravitate more towards blasting people to bits in Call of Halo Gears 1942. Of course, I know a few women who enjoy unbridled simulated FPS violence against strangers as well.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Velensk » June 20th, 2010, 1:33 am

I don't know about much about MMO or RPG communities however I do know that almost all strategy gamers I've met are male and most of the exceptions play mostly single player. Of course there are exceptions to that rule too and I can hardly claim to have met the majority of strategy gamers but that is my experiance.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by TheBladeRoden » June 20th, 2010, 1:37 am

I did once meet a girl IRL who played Wesnoth. She had a boyfriend though :(
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by Hulavuta » June 20th, 2010, 2:38 am

Remember...this is a survey, not a discussion about the amounts of women vs men players. You can talk about it, but please remember the point of the topic. (Check OP)
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by cretin » June 20th, 2010, 5:18 am

nice if this could have a poll. anyways, male

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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by shadowm » June 20th, 2010, 5:56 am

Yeah, good idea. Done.
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Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Post by psychic » June 20th, 2010, 9:04 am

Shadoemaster you forgot the 3rd gender while making the pole :P

On topic, I am a male

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