I'm really surprised at the male to female ratio! Is this how it generally is on the 2+2 forums with women being the minority (or nonexistant)? Is it true for poker in general? If it is true I feel really silly about not noticing this the couple times in my life I've ventured off the computer to play at the casino. When I play on Full Tilt there seems to be a lot of woman avatars. Also, on Stars there are girls with cute pictures of themselves in bikinis and whatnot. Do guys REALLY use female avatars?
I think it's good to bear in mind we are on a forum on the internet primarily devoted to a card game - on balance, I would suspect the average female would find the discussion here marginally less stimulating than the average male
This reminds me of the WoW stat that roughly 15% of players are female vs 40% of avatars; while this has an 'advantage' in WoW since people are more likely to be nice to you and give you stuff (bizarrely), I can't imagine any advantage on FT/Stars...
Unless people assume female poker players are inherently worse, or more passive, or whatever, and play differently. I certainly don't - I just assume everyone with a female avatar is male by default.
Hey I just turn off avatars so never even face this consideration
Yeah I actually don't use avatars on Full Tilt because they take up viewing space but it's also to ignore them and not play any differently based on them. I guess that might be tough for guys that play WoW.