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    I was just browsing the new posts since my last visit...
    came across the thread about leaving on a through hike while kids left at home with spouse.
    .... & I get a message that I have been "removed".
    blocked more like it....because I can't even see the thread now. How is that even possible?
    I'd get it if I had posted something vulgar or otherwise bad taste, or whatever....but that's not the case here.

    So is this something that the original poster would have done because they didn't like or agree with something I wrote?
    So it's possible to have private threads here?

    I've just never seen that happen in several years participating inn several different discussion forums.

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    Are you a guy? I'm guessing that the reason you were removed is because you were a guy posting in the women's forum. I know it can be tempting to post on the woman's threads if you think you have helpful advice to give, but in general I think the best advice is for all the guys to leave it alone. They don't call it the woman's thread for nothin.

    And if you cannot even see the thread now, I am guessing that was an administrative action.

    I understand that you are feeling perplexed, but probably the best thing to do is to move on and delete this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    I was just browsing the new posts since my last visit...
    came across the thread about leaving on a through hike while kids left at home with spouse.
    .... & I get a message that I have been "removed".
    blocked more like it....because I can't even see the thread now. How is that even possible?
    I'd get it if I had posted something vulgar or otherwise bad taste, or whatever....but that's not the case here.

    So is this something that the original poster would have done because they didn't like or agree with something I wrote?
    So it's possible to have private threads here?

    I've just never seen that happen in several years participating inn several different discussion forums.
    I am not sure what thread you are referring to.
    If you could give me the url to this thread I can look into why this happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    I was just browsing the new posts since my last visit...
    came across the thread about leaving on a through hike while kids left at home with spouse.
    .... & I get a message that I have been "removed".
    blocked more like it....because I can't even see the thread now. How is that even possible?
    I'd get it if I had posted something vulgar or otherwise bad taste, or whatever....but that's not the case here.

    So is this something that the original poster would have done because they didn't like or agree with something I wrote?
    So it's possible to have private threads here?

    I've just never seen that happen in several years participating inn several different discussion forums.
    The thread and poll is still up in the Female forum. It's now on pg 2 of Today's posts tab because it aged. Gator (moderator) removed some of the posts and posted a keep out message to men. It's a "You can look, but don't touch" situation.

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    In the past I have been removed from a thread w/o explanation. It is frustrating and it seems like this board doesn't play by it's own rules. I read the replies that were removed and it didn't seem anything that should be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starchild View Post
    In the past I have been removed from a thread w/o explanation. It is frustrating and it seems like this board doesn't play by it's own rules. I read the replies that were removed and it didn't seem anything that should be removed.
    Perhaps a rogue moderator?

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    Can we have a mens only forum? Ha ha, jk.

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    Rules are subjective.

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    He can see the thread if he's not logged in. Don't sign in.

    TJ is telling it like it is. Rules and situations are subjective.

    Sometimes a female Female Forum thread starter or female poster explicitly states the poll is for females or male poster's opinions are not appreciated or preferred. When that occurs be sensitive by not pushing your male post or male opinion. It's a polite or not so polite way of saying Females Only Bar you have to leave. Leave or the bouncer will escort you out, physically if need be.

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    Honestly, I’ve wondered for a while if it would be better for the women’s forum to be an “opt-in” forum the same
    way that the Non-AT Discussion forum is. That way it would still be open to all, but it would require that a user conciously decide to see it.
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    I like that the WB forums make the women's forum pink. Takes out the thinking that you should not be posting there.

    Some forums require you to be a rocket surgeon or brain scientist to know you should not be posting there. WB makes it idiot proof.

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    "I like that the WB forums make the women's forum pink. Takes out the thinking that you should not be posting there."
    Is pink now owned by women? Groups like the Komen Foundation have never refused male family, male biz associates and myself from posting money supporting pink signified breast cancer awareness and research or running in Breast Cancer Awareness Walks and Races. So males that post in the Female forum aren't thinking? That seems oddly sexist?
    Some forums require you to be a rocket surgeon or brain scientist to know you should not be posting there. WB makes it idiot proof.

    So now a male that posts in the Female Forum is an idiot? That also seems oddly sexist.
    MODS have been clear many times about males posting in the Female Forum. What may help, if it doesn't already exist and not aware of it, A Female Forum brief explanation of content allowed in that forum like the UL, Buying and Selling, Straight Forward Forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    . MODS have been clear many times about males posting in the Female Forum. What may help, if it doesn't already exist and not aware of it, A Female Forum brief explanation of content allowed in that forum like the UL, Buying and Selling, Straight Forward Forums.
    Here is the explanation of content allowed.
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr...e-Hiking-Forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpburdelljr View Post
    Here is the explanation of content allowed.
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr...e-Hiking-Forum
    It might be nice if this was posted in Th Forum description list in the Forum tab.

    BTW, a male can start a thread in the Female Forum. I've seen it done a couple times with no censorship. Females didn't have a problem. Context and discretion are important for all to play nicely. Things do not have to degenerate into sides or identities. Let's all be kind and show some humility and respect for each other. Males should not push unwanted opinions. Be sensitive. There have been oodles of male posts embraced on the Female Forum when its's done with sensitivity to the forum. Tread lightly that, as a male, you even CAN post there. IMHO I think that's what females are referring. It's a forum for females. I know. I'm censored from it. LOL. I've seen the error of my ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpburdelljr View Post
    Here is the explanation of content allowed.
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr...e-Hiking-Forum
    quoting: "Currently this is an open forum. So with that in mind, if you are a male reading this, please refrain from making rude, crude or otherwise distracting posts here."
    I feel quite sure I didn't post anything rude, crude, or otherwise..... unless by otherwise they mean reasoned input from a fellow parent that applies to the question.

    If it's only because I'm a guy...um yeah, that's nothing but divisive IMO. Kinda makes me want to block a few random folks from some of my threads for no reason.....
    I suppose what I had posted was in opposition to what the OP wanted to read....but it was a perspective to consider forma parent faced with the exact same delima..... EXACTLY!

    I don't know, it just seems to me that a women's forum would be a "safe place" where ladies might go to post things that are girl specific (i.e hygene or whatever), not a place to private conversations about things that aren't gender "specific" or "unmentionable"

    oh well..... whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    quoting: "Currently this is an open forum. So with that in mind, if you are a male reading this, please refrain from making rude, crude or otherwise distracting posts here."
    I feel quite sure I didn't post anything rude, crude, or otherwise..... unless by otherwise they mean reasoned input from a fellow parent that applies to the question.

    If it's only because I'm a guy...um yeah, that's nothing but divisive IMO. Kinda makes me want to block a few random folks from some of my threads for no reason.....
    I suppose what I had posted was in opposition to what the OP wanted to read....but it was a perspective to consider forma parent faced with the exact same delima..... EXACTLY!

    I don't know, it just seems to me that a women's forum would be a "safe place" where ladies might go to post things that are girl specific (i.e hygene or whatever), not a place to private conversations about things that aren't gender "specific" or "unmentionable"

    oh well..... whatever.
    Look at it like the Straight Forward, or Pet forum.

    If someone asks for feedback about hammocks from people who have actually used hammocks, they're looking for specific information from specific people, not everyone's opinion on hammocks and why they've never used a hammock, but don't like them anyway.

    Same with the Pet's forum. If someone asks for feedback from pet owners who have successfully thru hiked with pets, they're asking for specific feedback from specific people, not for that Puddlefish guy to whine about that one time when a dog tried to bite him.

    It's not unreasonable for a woman to to ask for other womens' feedback about an issue. If she specifically asks for female opinions... just let it go, don't force your opinions, no once cares if we have wives, daughters, or girlfriends. They're seeking a female perspective, not a parent's perspective, not a boyfriend's perspective, and you and I can't give them that, no matter how very much we value our own opinions, and think the rest of the world needs to hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    quoting: "Currently this is an open forum. So with that in mind, if you are a male reading this, please refrain from making rude, crude or otherwise distracting posts here."
    I feel quite sure I didn't post anything rude, crude, or otherwise..... unless by otherwise they mean reasoned input from a fellow parent that applies to the question.

    If it's only because I'm a guy...um yeah, that's nothing but divisive IMO. Kinda makes me want to block a few random folks from some of my threads for no reason.....
    I suppose what I had posted was in opposition to what the OP wanted to read....but it was a perspective to consider forma parent faced with the exact same delima..... EXACTLY!

    I don't know, it just seems to me that a women's forum would be a "safe place" where ladies might go to post things that are girl specific (i.e hygene or whatever), not a place to private conversations about things that aren't gender "specific" or "unmentionable"

    oh well..... whatever.
    The very first sentence of the post was:

    I'm wondering if there are other women out there in my position:”

    It’s pretty clear she was looking for comments from women, not men.



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    Female hiking forum... What needs explained?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehiker View Post
    Female hiking forum... What needs explained?
    Not all have come to the same perspective not even the MODS. If it is to be enforced males can't post to the Female Forum it might be easier if when becoming a WB member require a gender designation. Males are excluded. Make it part of the software. What's going to happen next though is someone is going to claim gender discrimination. Be civil and conscientious of all and it's easier for us to play nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehiker View Post
    Female hiking forum... What needs explained?
    Apparently plenty. With this latest one I take it as if the OP states only a female perspective is wanted, then that's all that should be provided, however if no such request is made either gender could reply though males should be mindful that the forum is really for women.

    I do wonder if I could post in that (and not get deleted) about my wife's perspective on that as she has no intentions about being a member of any message board, but it's a subject we have discussed.

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