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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby SoCalHiker » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:56 am

Steve1215 wrote:... I think it's worth a rational and well-behaved discussion...


there lies the crux exactly
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Lolli » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:44 pm

It's funny how the discussion actually is more serious in Off-Route, than in Site Feedback.

But to those who don't read Off-Route; here's part of an answer to dadndave, which might enlighten why I think it's important:

That's good, I hope the remaining one doesn't decline. As in any other part of society, a gendermix in management is good for the whole. Even if the view on things are the same in many issues, they differ in others. Management of anything sets it's print on how things evolve within that group/company/society/community/whatever. Always. It's inevitable.
That's the reason why I want the elves to be mixed genderwise too.

It's not a criticism towards the working elves, but when new elves are added, it's an important factor to consider, as there are only male elves at the moment. The women here are a minority, but serious in the pursuit of what this site is about. Or, of course, as serious as the men, there's all kind of degrees of seriousness in that pursuing.

I don't belong to those who consider it a promotion, but I do think it's important who they are for the development of the site. The more devoted and interested, the better, with an understanding for the broad diversity the members display in how they are involved in outdoor activities.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:22 pm

drjohnso1182 wrote: The internet is a confusing and dangerous place.


True statement! I love women. I have a wife who's definitely a woman ...

..but, I always WONDERED why women are so against putting down their correct age on this site.
Most of them are either "1-year olds" or "93-year olds." Amazing, but I'm definitely confused..

Can somebody PLEASE set me straight ???

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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby mrh » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:58 pm

I think Moni would be a very good elf, but suspect she is far too smart to accept.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby John Duffield » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:10 pm

MoapaPk wrote:I think Anita would be a great elf.


+ 1

Anita would make a great elf. She climbs. She's from Canada. She's here a lot of the time.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby kakakiw » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:26 pm

John Duffield wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:I think Anita would be a great elf.


+ 1

Anita would make a great elf. She climbs. She's from Canada. She's here a lot of the time.


I concur. And she uses few words.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:36 pm

Fletch wrote:
Steve1215 wrote:Another intelligent member, Daria...

You had me until this point...


Daria and I both went to UCLA, decades apart.

Tough school to get into...the Dean of Admissions thought Daria was smart.

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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby JasonH » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:55 pm

Fletch wrote:
Steve1215 wrote:...the Dean of Admissions thought Daria was smart.

Check out a few off route threads. The Dean would be so proud... :roll:


Haven't you heard of the new UCLA School of Trolling? Geez get with the times.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby SoCalHiker » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Steve1215 wrote:
Fletch wrote:
Steve1215 wrote:Another intelligent member, Daria...

You had me until this point...


Daria and I both went to UCLA, decades apart.

Tough school to get into...the Dean of Admissions thought Daria was smart.

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maybe he was a middle-aged man, like the ones who seem to circle around her :wink:
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:06 pm

Was this guy the Dean of Admissions?

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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:16 pm

Is a serious post allowed here?

Over the past few days, there has been a discussion about members who would make good elves. Coloring this discussion has been the idea of who could help best in areas of perceived need and also who would want the job; several members who would make great elves have also made it clear that they wouldn't want to.

Some invites have already gone out. Some are yet to. Some decisions (by the invited) have been made, and some haven't. Some of the people considered are female members.

Now, I worry that any female member invited to be an elf who has seen this thread will feel like window dressing if she accepts. I hope not.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:56 pm

Bob Sihler wrote: any female member invited to be an elf who has seen this thread will feel like window dressing if she accepts ...


What Does Window Dressing Mean?

A strategy used by mutual fund and portfolio managers near the year or quarter end to improve the appearance of the portfolio/fund performance before presenting it to clients or shareholders. To window dress, the fund manager will sell stocks with large losses and purchase high flying stocks near the end of the quarter. These securities are then reported as part of the fund's holdings ...

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