Originally Posted by Manton
Guys, before we all act like total idiots and chase this person away, can we please give it a couple of days? She seems genuine and at this point deserves A) the benefit of the doubt and B) better treatment than she is getting.
Sometimes I am reminded of the Little Rascals "He-Man Woman-Haters Club."
I love you, man, but for someone who's been on a message board as long as you have, you should be well aware of how the entrance of an (alleged) female into the community usually goes.
1) Girl shows up.
2) 50% of the guys fawn all over her.
3) 50% of the guys think it's a trap and troll the thread.
4) 95% of the time, girl eventually reveals herself as, or is revealed unintentionally, as a dude.
5) Rinse and repeat.
Call me cynical if you will. But I've been on the internet -- and, in particular, in some male-dominated internet communities -- long enough to know how this scenario almost always plays itself out.