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Old 22nd March 2021, 14:34   #301
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I've been meaning to write this for a while but was waiting to get tenured.

I feel the TeamBHP forum has a major limitation. A limitation of lack of diversity, Gender diversity. Our forum needs more women members. I am not sure how many women are active in the forum but we definitely need to hear their views.
The limitation is not imposed by an external force. Everyone is most welcome to apply for membership and to contribute here. The only criteria is that the person should be an automotive buff. I'm sure that there is no apathy to women here, and the mods are not going out of their way to debar women from contributing to this forum.

In the name of diversity, lets not go with any artificial constructs please.

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Women today are a large percentage of drivers (and buyers too) and much more in urban areas. They use cars for various purposes which often are different from men - errands, shopping, kids and of course work. Their views on cars and what they perceive to be important features could be interesting.

A lot of discussion on the forum is about performance, road presence, image of cars etc but in today's world of practicality, safety and clean air it would benefit all of us to have women share their experiences and views here.
Agree wholeheartedly with your point and it will be interesting to hear diverse views and opinions. I do see some women contributing here and its always refreshing to hear their perspective.
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Old 23rd March 2021, 10:21   #302
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The limitation is not imposed by an external force. Everyone is most welcome to apply for membership and to contribute here.

In the name of diversity, lets not go with any artificial constructs please.
Completely agree on this one.

This forum is what it is because of its unbiased nature and absolutely no leniency to anyone senior, junior or gender wise. I understand diversity talks are in fashion these days but I'm with those who believe in true gender equality : without any reservations or helping hand just to promote diversity. Women are equals to men and this forum in open to everyone and in no way differentiates men from women. Quality doesn't have a gender
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Old 18th July 2021, 22:19   #303
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Cars beyond the external looks were never of much interest to me, but thanks to team-bhp which got me into the habit of visiting the site everyday and reading up almost every thread and reviews which get posted.

It all started in 2014 when I was looking to buy a Ford Ecosport. I discovered team-bhp on google and never went back to any other web site after that day!

Cut to 2021, it has become a habit to spend sometime on team-bhp everyday and read up everything possible here, including reviews of older cars and comments by fellow members.

It is only now after 6 years I thought of becoming a member and it gives me immense joy to be a part of this awesome community.

Keep up the great work!
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The limitation is not imposed by an external force. Everyone is most welcome to apply for membership and to contribute here. The only criteria is that the person should be an automotive buff. I'm sure that there is no apathy to women here, and the mods are not going out of their way to debar women from contributing to this forum.

In the name of diversity, lets not go with any artificial constructs please.



Agree wholeheartedly with your point and it will be interesting to hear diverse views and opinions. I do see some women contributing here and its always refreshing to hear their perspective.
+1

I don't think we have to fill up a "Gender" column while we apply for a team-bhp membership. Diversity should not be forced.
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I have been exploring the landscape after joining the forum few weeks back, wealth of information is enormous.

Enjoying going through various travelogues, Team bhp posts are so addictive, it almost like binge reading.

Special thanks to all moderators in maintaining the high quality of posts
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Old 27th August 2021, 22:42   #306
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I'm sticking my neck out here and will probably get a chop!

Over the past few months I've seen a lot of "new members" and "bhpians" picking up infractions and even getting banned. It hurts, because the mods spend a lot of time trying to vet people before approving memberships. Sometimes the infractions are minor like grammar or spelling, use an inline spell check. Others are for serious transgressions like ad-hominem attacks or posts adding zero value, breathe. Just read your post before hitting submit, if you are really worked up, argue with your self, and see if you still come out ahead in your head. I do it every single day, every day before I step up before a judge, why, because what we say and write is forever.

Let's try to take it easy in our first few posts eh? You think the mods were born mods? Look at Gannu's earlier posts, he was just a "bhpian" when he started writing about his DIY's. I think his wedding was in spirit attended by every member here, whether they knew him or not personally. I don't know him from Adam's, he probably wouldn't recognise me if he saw me, but hey man I still feel as if his experiences were told to me first hand. Samurai's earlier posts about the off road events etc, SDP, lots and lots of examples to show as to how just being useful in the community you come to be respected. I've seen some really heated discussions play out on the threads in real time, but never did anyone cross the line, though there quite a few flirtatious encounters with it. The Kushaq thread is an eyeopener, in terms of what to do and, also what not to do. From incredibly useful posts to juvenile statements against other members.

Also there is no reason to compare yourself to anyone here. Some of us are privileged in various ways, some of us are wondering when will we get to write about out "great car", you know what, each car/bike is ours, to us, its the best. Damn, I still think my Alto is better than anyone's S Class out there. Same is the case with our perceptions, just because I'm right, does not make you wrong, just like my Alto, is not in reality better than a S-Class!!

Come on, we've made it to the forum after a lot of work, why try to get kicked off it ya! Let's redline our engine's and not our emotions.

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