Sarge is a H.S. friend of mine on the f/295 pinhole forum, he's the first one I heard use that phrase.
BTW, I lament the dearth of women in the forums too, I want to see more of you practicing this art form. Then again the forums may be so testosterone laden that they are keeping their distance. :D
I think the mechanics of reading/posting fits the male brain better in some way that's not well understood.
All online stuff is mostly dominated by males unless it is a topic that is extremely female oriented.
So a gender specific topic will garner a gender based audiences, but a gender neutral topic will "usually" thin down to a males dominated group. I suspect exactly the opposite would occur if it were a face to face group like a community group of quilters.
Mebbe the gals are too busy doin' it and don't need to talk about it.
I do notice one thing different, and this is only an observation I have seen. Women tend to photograph portraiture, while men are more apt to do nature and architecture. I could be wrong. But from what I can tell women want the human connection. I have not poked around ya'll galleries to see if I'm right but I'd wager on that too.
So back on track, thank you all for your advice and help with me troubles, Thank you very much I shall soon be a ninja in the darkroom :ninja:.