Originally Posted by MuppetFace
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Yeah, some diary members have met him in person. It's just fun to perpetuate the mystery.
There are other females who post on head-fi. Some are more vocal about it than others---for instance dubstepgirl---while others don't advertise the fact. I know of two individuals who post here in the diary who fall under the later heading. There's a female mod here on head-fi, boomana, but she hasn't been active in a while. There's also a female head-fier who lives fairly close to me and is a professor too, which is pretty cool.
Off the top of my head I can think of 11 ladies here on head-fi. Those are just the ones I know about, obviously. I'm sure there are more.
I've gotten quite a few... interesting... PMs to that effect. Some are amusing, while others are actually pretty creepy.
When I first joined I mentioned being a girl in my profile, because I also had a huge list of gear I owned and wanted to make some kind of statement or something silly. Like, "hey girls can be into this stuff too." I honestly didn't expect anyone to even notice or care on a headphone website (unlike, say, xbox live or something). Since then I've taken down any such descriptor along with my list of gear, because the random comments and PMs get to be a little much.
I learned back in high school that mentioning your gender / sex in certain places online resulted in a lot of unwanted attention. Most "gamer girls" for instance were either a.) bored guys or b.) girls who wanted attention more than anything else, even if it came in the form of sexual harassment. Of course you also had your gamer grrrrrrls who were very vocal about being proud of their gender. They'd brag about kicking the asses of male players. But in those cases you'd damn well better be a skilled player, because those male players were going to go out of their way to target you as a result of being emasculated. Some folks would like nothing more than to embarrass someone like that. Most female players just put male on their user profiles to go under the radar.
Gotcha. I run into them occasionally in other places too, but when it's online, I usually think of people being either of the genders if it's heavily implied and just go with it.
Originally Posted by warrenpchi
Thanks, I always forget that second silent j whenever I spell his name!
I'm still in that phase where my journey is one of discovery, and not a desperate attempt to claw my way out of a pit of headphones (or IEMs) that are unable to distinguish themselves from one another. Unlike many of you, I have the wonderful advantage of coming to this hobby rather recently. As such, almost everything is new to me. And being in no particular rush helps me pace myself. I guess you could say that, in some ways, I've got virgin earholes paired with the innocence of a noob.
If you're really lucky, you just might get the apology. But I highly doubt they'll give you the stand.
LOL, I'm pretty sure Silent is not female... but I'm also pretty sure that DubstepGirl and roma101 are.
I thought roma was a dude! I haven't seen dubstep on the other hand.
Originally Posted by Silent One
It's ok. This has happened a lot over the years...head-fi, too. Being the author of correspondence, it is difficult for me to see what others see when they look at my writing. But, when I send friends and cousins (female) handwritten letters and notecards, many times their friends wanna see what they received, start reading and proceed to ask...is this from the woman in the pix from (blank) or so and so who you traveled with? Who knows, I have no idea! Suddenly now, I'm curious...
Oh wait... you're actually an author of ... I know it has silent and her in it... WAIT. You weren't joking? Oh, it's ok. Maybe you women just started copying your typing/writing style...
Originally Posted by lee730
Originally Posted by MrViolin
hohoho... same as the others. Except I think there're only 3 females that I've seen so far. Silent One (unless I'm completely wrong), Muppet (unless I'm also completely wrong, but he also gives off that impression if that's the case), and a person in the animu thread (unless I'm also wrong on this and he really needs to cut his nails... and gives off the impression that he is a she).
There is also Soozieq, Poetic & Mischa23v. There are more ladies in this hobby than you'd be led to believe but it still is largely a male-dominated hobby none-the-less. :)
I c... well I haven't seen any of them
Anyways, has anyone tried the AD2000x from AT?