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  • Women's section?

    Do you have any plans for a private Women's Section? (I don't know how easy or hard it is to implement private sections in this format.)

    While I've never been shy about asking questions or admitting foulups on the general boards, I know that there are some women who are simply not comfortable asking questions they think will be considered "dumb". (One question that comes to mind is a lady asking how to fill up the gastank without spilling gasoline all over the bike...) And there's the ever-popular "Where the heck do I get gear that fits a WOMAN?" questions...

    It was a "comfort zone" for several women riders on the old board.

    Just figured I'd mention it.

    Cassy

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    I agree with CasCat, a women's forum would be great especially for the more shy women riders.
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    • #3
      I got the same request via PM, here was my response...

      I dont have anything against that idea...but I think that might be another option to wait for when we upgrade to vb. In this instance, a user could be a part of a secondary usergroup, in this case, women, and they could access that particular forum... in the end giving only women the ability to see and post.

      I'll definately consider it in the future, but right now with as simple as phpbb is, I dont think you'll get the type of personal feedback that you're looking for. Unless that is, if you dont care about men reading or posting in that particular section. phpbb just doesnt have all the options that are required for making that type of setup.
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      • #4
        No prob....we'll wait. Thanks again for a GREAT site and all your hard work Dboogie!!
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        • #5
          That's fine; I certainly understand you have more than enough on your plate already getting everything up and running. Just figured I'd put the subject on the table. It's not a priority issue.

          Cassy

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          • #6
            I have nothing against a womens forum being created, takes nothing more than a second, but for the time being while we are on phpbb, it would be visible to all.....would you still want it like this?
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            • #7
              As long as it can sit right next to the private men's section!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MikeInSLC
                As long as it can sit right next to the private men's section!

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                • #9
                  womens forum

                  I'm going to throw out a dissenting opinion on a private womens forum.

                  I actually think it does us a diservice to be so hidden. On BB the men coundn't even see the forum. We are a minority within a minority, by keeping things so secretive it reduces the impact of just how many of us are out there. I understand that its easier for some women to ask question where a man can't see but quite frankly its easier to just drive a car. If any woman has enough guts to consider riding a bike, letting men see a question shouldn't be so scary. Besides if you really want men to stop reading just throw out words like tampons and cramps

                  That being said I have no problem with a womens forum I just don't think it needs to be so hush hush and hidden. I'd actually like ine if it wasn't hidden. If I need gear in woman's sizes I'm going to post in the womens section because I have a better chance of a good answer not because I'm too shy to ask in front of a man.
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                  • #10
                    I agree aprilmaybe. A women's section would be great, but I don't think it needs to necessarily be hidden either.
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                    • #11
                      I figured women would want it to be like a treehouse...for them alone. But if thats the case, then great. The forum has been created.
                      Rain Rain Go Away,
                      So I can ride another day.
                      Remember when sex was safe, and motorcycles were dangerous?


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                      2006 Kawasaki Concours///COG#:11628
                      2006 Honda Goldwing 1800///GWRRA#:398646

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                      • #12
                        speedy!

                        WOW that was quick!
                        You rock!
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