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Where did all the Woman go???
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:39:16 PM »
This board had more woman on it than any board I'm associated with. And per capita it was a lot (compared to other boards).  I haven't seen any of them post in quite some time.

Anyway, happily married 32 years so not looking, just noticed the change and was curious.

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 10:05:23 PM »
happily married 32 years
CONGRATULATIONS 8) 8) Got ya beat by 15 and no regrets.. ;) :D
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 11:56:24 AM »
dianne was here yesterday .. i think someone angered little puttputt ..i hadn`t noticed any other girls .. 

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 08:26:58 PM »
A lot are on facebook. It's faster to get a response on Ford Pinto Fan Club or Ford Pinto Car Club. You can't do threads & there's no archive but the speed of a response helps
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 03:09:37 AM »
"...This board had more woman on it than any board I'm associated with. And per capita it was a lot (compared to other boards).  I haven't seen any of them post in quite some time..."

might it be time to stand back and think about why?  just sayin' but this does seem to be a predominantly male oriented forum.

the ladies that have been here in the past have, to me, seemed to be regular people interested in some straightforwar d answers to questions/concerns about their cars.

have we (the 'collective' male presence,  made them so uncomfortable as to have them drop off the radar?
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 11:11:16 AM »
I never saw any snarky comments sent their way. I think it has more to do with response time. Being interactive has it's merits.
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 11:04:42 PM »
I confess I haven't been here for awhile because I did have a snarky comment aimed at me in a thread I started last year (concerning a fuel issue in two of my Pintos. Also, I get the feeling that I'm not really welcome because, well, I am female and work on my own cars. I have asked for advice a few times, and on the most part, get great advice and no issues. However, a handful of times I have been treated like I don't know what I'm talking about concerning things I'm experiencing with my own cars.  There are also a few who don't like me having an opinion that differs from theirs- politically or otherwise. I used to love this site and had lots of fun with fellow Pinto Peeps.  I still keep in touch with a few. Sadly, I just feel like I'm not welcome here so I rarely come. I think Jennifer (cutelilputtput t) feels the same.  Kim (Pinto Girl) is enjoying her VWs and kayaking. I don't think anyone had issues with her. 
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 12:23:15 PM »
Dianne's Pinto is now for sale. We'll lose her soon I'm afraid. Sorry to see that as her post are always fun to read and helpful.
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 08:54:14 PM »
Dianne's Pinto is now for sale. We'll lose her soon I'm afraid. Sorry to see that as her post are always fun to read and helpful.

Dianne is dealing with some health issues that have prompted her to liquidate most of her collection of old cars.  I'll miss her too, but I do understand her reasons.  I will also make a point to let her know that she's welcome here, Pinto or no Pinto.  I didn't have one when I first joined up!  She is into the older cars, heart and soul, and I think once she's feeling better, she'll be right back with new projects.

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 09:30:29 PM »
Dianne is dealing with some health issues that have prompted her to liquidate most of her collection of old cars.  I'll miss her too, but I do understand her reasons.  I will also make a point to let her know that she's welcome here, Pinto or no Pinto.  I didn't have one when I first joined up!  She is into the older cars, heart and soul, and I think once she's feeling better, she'll be right back with new projects.

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 08:30:24 PM »
I confess I haven't been here for awhile because I did have a snarky comment aimed at me in a thread I started last year (concerning a fuel issue in two of my Pintos. Also, I get the feeling that I'm not really welcome because, well, I am female and work on my own cars. I have asked for advice a few times, and on the most part, get great advice and no issues. However, a handful of times I have been treated like I don't know what I'm talking about concerning things I'm experiencing with my own cars.  There are also a few who don't like me having an opinion that differs from theirs- politically or otherwise. I used to love this site and had lots of fun with fellow Pinto Peeps.  I still keep in touch with a few. Sadly, I just feel like I'm not welcome here so I rarely come. I think Jennifer (cutelilputtput t) feels the same.  Kim (Pinto Girl) is enjoying her VWs and kayaking. I don't think anyone had issues with her. 
Becky, let me first say that anyone that posted "snarky" remarks about you can kiss my ENTIRE a-double. Due to changes in my life I too am very rarely able to log on, and I don't post anymore,(until now) I just read from time to time. You are an AMAZING person! I will bet a dollar and a donut that there is not another Pinto driver on this board that has accomplished what you did when you drove a 1971 1600cc Pinto all the way across the U.S. and back. By yourself. Not many people can even fathom that, me included. I'm sorry that some people felt like you were just a dumb ol' girl. You are far from that. Even though we live 3000 miles apart and have never met in person, you hold a very special place in my heart and always will. Thank You Becky.
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 09:31:58 PM »
VERY WELL SAID 71 PINTORACER!
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 12:28:41 AM »
My sentiments exactly pintoracer
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 01:06:37 AM »
Well said, Jimmy!  I'm proud to say that I met Becky and, in fact, played host to her for a couple of days in my home, during that trip.  She is definitely "good people"!  She is a special friend to my wife, my son, and my daughter-in-law, as well as to me. 
 
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2014, 05:55:11 AM »
If any of that snark came from me I apologize. I don't wear well with a lot of women but I have nothing against them at all. In my view they are generally smarter than the guys (we could use 2-3 of EITHER party for president it would seem, I can go there easily) and dealing with guys may be where the snark comes from. I assure all that being married for 35 years now shows I DO know where the priorities lie and cars definitely are not first there. I know rule #1 which is the man is always wrong even if........fill it in with whatever, it still holds true.


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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2014, 01:27:57 AM »
 Im trying to come back but my password didnt work and it kept saying, no account registered to that email :(
 So I made a new account but Im still hoping they can get my old one back with all my pms in it.

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2014, 03:41:22 AM »
I miss the viewpoints of all the Ladies.
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2014, 06:47:31 PM »
I still check in from time to time. I just got so into my 70 Westy Bus that I put the Pintos on the back burner.   I still have all 8 of them but the only one that is registered is the yellow 72, which I call the beater Pinto.  It has a big dent on the passenger side that makes it look kind of bad on that side, but the rest of it looks great. We keep it registered as a back up car for us or our friends. It has been used by one of our VW friends to get home from our house when he couldn't get his bus done in time. LOL It is the best Pinto we have, all you have to do is pump the gas and turn the key and it starts right up. It can sit for months and it starts right up.

So although I don't participate often, I am still around. :D
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2014, 11:48:46 PM »
So although I don't participate often, I am still around. :D

Glad to know you are still out there, Kim.  Feel free to jump in anytime.  We miss you!

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2014, 02:47:55 PM »
Wow... I didn't think I was that missed... Jimmy, Dwayne, Srt, Dick, and Mr. AMC... Thank you.  I am truly humbled. 
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2014, 02:51:33 PM »
Wow... I didn't think I was that missed... Jimmy, Dwayne, Srt, Dick, and Mr. AMC... Thank you.  I am truly humbled. 


Yup... definitely missed!

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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2014, 03:20:03 AM »
Wow... I didn't think I was that missed... Jimmy, Dwayne, Srt, Dick, and Mr. AMC... Thank you.  I am truly humbled.


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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2014, 09:20:25 AM »
Wow... I didn't think I was that missed... Jimmy, Dwayne, Srt, Dick, and Mr. AMC... Thank you.  I am truly humbled. 

Hey Becky!!
I see you are one of the few the proud PooBah group... It's the TOP of the post count group!!!  Welcome to the backend!!
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2014, 03:09:54 PM »
People keep in mind that because you did not experience a certain situation does not mean its impossible. I had maintenance tell me that certain machines could not do certain things and proved them wrong(never in a good way).Some times things do not sound possible but there is always that off chance.I know myself my words do not always match with what I convey.Also I may come off as a know it all but correct me if ever I am wrong in any way.
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Re: Where did all the Woman go???
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2015, 06:55:09 AM »
Oh cool! Thank you, Scott! I wondered if that was better than Master Mechanic or whatever I was several months back. lol  :D
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