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    I've noticed...

    As we know, there was alot of chatter about segragation, discrimation, etc. when the topic of this area was brought up. I still feel they are non-issues.

    In the short time this forum has been opened, I've noticed at lead a half dozen new female members who are posting for the first time or posting more often.

    To them, I say, Welcome and thank you for joining all of us here on the MOA boards! (and don't limit yourself to his one area.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    As we know, there was alot of chatter about segragation, discrimation, etc. when the topic of this area was brought up. I still feel they are non-issues.

    In the short time this forum has been opened, I've noticed at lead a half dozen new female members who are posting for the first time or posting more often.

    To them, I say, Welcome and thank you for joining all of us here on the MOA boards! (and don't limit yourself to his one area.)
    I've noticed that too... I for one have rarely posted in the past... just not fun... I am really liking "our room"

    The guys have come by and said, "Hey" I hope they felt welcomed...I enjoy the contributions they've made... I am really liking all the wine label pictures! and the bike pictures.... I'll have to go out and take one of mine.

    I think Our Room has all the earmarks of an interesting, lively discussion zone...

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    Newstar,

    It does seem like we've been saying "hello" to new posting members each day. I think it's just grand! I don't think anyone has the notion that this is the only forum to be involved, altho, it may be the initial draw to get involved.

    We're all busy people and don't have the luxury of sitting online 24/7, at least I don't....but I'd say we're doing a bang up job for the first week. From what I've read, there are many ladies out there who are riding and who have much to offer this forum.

    The pictures of bikes are outstanding.....I'm getting jealous already!! I look at what some of the ladies are riding who are smaller than me and think to myself....hmmmmmmmmmm. Don't be a wus!!

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    I'm grinning. I had a feeling this forum would work and it appears it has. Thank you all for posting and getting involved.
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    I see no reason that woman don't post thru out the forum. I think their opinion is just as relevant as mine or any other man.

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    Hey Karen! It was great to meet you at the Tennessee Rally - thanks for introducing yourself!

    This area is a great idea. Although I still particpate in the 'other' forums, I now make it a point to stop by here for a visit, too! I agree that there are some things that are best shared with 'girlfriends'. The guys may think they understand our concerns, anxieties etc, but I'm not sure they really do quite get it. I have a very patient, very understanding husband who is my riding partner, but even he doesn't understand why some situations he takes for granted may be a challenge to me. Thanks to ALL of you for getting this up and running!

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    Maybe I just approach the furum differently. When I log on, I don't go to any one area. I hit the button for new posts and skim the topics reading whatever thread catches my eye. When starting a new topic, I try to file it in the appropriate area.

    Do others just go to specific forums to read posts or peek in to all the rooms?

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    I'm with you Newstar! The New Posts feature is my favorite.

    I do know when I'm traveling, there is just one sub forum that I check on another forum. Maybe it's a time thing.

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    Well the new women's forum has already taught me something. I never noticed the New Posts button before. It makes checking the forum much easier. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    Well the new women's forum has already taught me something. I never noticed the New Posts button before. It makes checking the forum much easier. Thanks.
    That makes this the "value added" forum, now!
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    Well gee. . .

    I've been trying to participate here since I noticed it a few weeks ago. I belong to several internet boards and have a hard time keeping up with them all, so sometimes I just don't visit very often. Sometimes I don't have much to say and sometimes I say too much (you'll know when that happens!)

    I think this concept has potential and may draw out a few women riders who simply don't want to discuss oil and tires and the best farkles to add to our bikes.

    Besides, I like to hang out with lady riders, 'cause we are all sooo coool!
    Sharon
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    This is such a great idea!

    Thank you in particular womanridge. I really like the way this section is developing. Over the past few days I've been lurking here and find it so much more comfortable and easy... no complaining and sniping as sometimes happens in other areas. I have have certainly benefitted from the knowledge of postings in other areas of the forum but have made very few posts.
    When the proposal was first made for this section, I had some reservations that inspite of womanriders intentions, it might become exclusive rather than inclusive. This has not happened. There have been some wonderfully supportive posts from the guys and so much interesting and fun stuff to read. Hanging around a garage full of old bikes listening to detailed talk about mechanical things and performance isn't really my thing but this section of the forum definitely is!

    Now for a glass or two of Cab/Shiraz
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumbleBee View Post
    Thank you in particular womanridge. I really like the way this section is developing. Over the past few days I've been lurking here and find it so much more comfortable and easy... no complaining and sniping as sometimes happens in other areas. I have have certainly benefitted from the knowledge of postings in other areas of the forum but have made very few posts.
    When the proposal was first made for this section, I had some reservations that inspite of womanriders intentions, it might become exclusive rather than inclusive. This has not happened. There have been some wonderfully supportive posts from the guys and so much interesting and fun stuff to read. Hanging around a garage full of old bikes listening to detailed talk about mechanical things and performance isn't really my thing but this section of the forum definitely is!

    Now for a glass or two of Cab/Shiraz
    You're welcome.
    Been on the road for the past 2 1/2 weeks. I'm on the final leg of a 8,500 mile trip. Hope to be home Wed. night. I expect to catch up on this fantastic room of ours!! Stay involved Ladies, & gents.
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    Tip 'o the hat to our forum hostess, Womanridge.

    She has succeeded in developing a forum that promotes camaraderie and
    doesn't carve out some "no boys allowed" clubhouse, or silly ladies' auxilliary.
    I've especially appreciated the tone maintained in here, and consider it a bonus
    that MOA members who had been lurking but not found a place comfortable to post
    found this and now participate fully.
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