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How to find women authors

Socratic

Sometimes I'm in the mood to read stories written by women. But as far as I can tell, it's not possible to filter stories or author searches in storiesonline according to the author's gender.

It's very labor intensive to look at names and profiles and try to figure out who is female.

Do you think we can convince the webmaster to start collecting this information in profiles, and allowing us to use it as a filter criteria? Or maybe - less intrusive (and doesn't require revamping the profiles) would be a tag like "female author"?

sharkjcw

@Socratic

I don't think so. Most Authors do NOT use their real names on this or any other site.

Switch Blayde

@Socratic


Do you think we can convince the webmaster to start collecting this information in profiles


On the Internet, not everyone is truthful of who or what they are.

garymrssn

I think the best you can hope for would be stories told from a female point of view. A tag for that might not be too unreasonable.

awnlee jawking

@garymrssn

I don't think that would be enough. I can understand @Socratic wanting to read sex stories by women; in my opinion they're far better at erotic mood setting, whereas men are better at describing tab A into slot B.

AJ

Switch Blayde

@garymrssn

I think the best you can hope for would be stories told from a female point of view.


Except when a male author writes from a female's POV, he writes it the way a guy would want that female to behave.

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@Switch Blayde


Except when a male author writes from a female's POV, he writes it the way a guy would want that female to behave.


Which is why it is probably they best to be hoped for. Short of Laz implementing some form of reliable identity verification(and I've had misadventures with that, there have been a couple times where such a verification failed me while I was trying to identify as myself), you're going to have women claiming to be male authors, and men claiming to be female authors. Depending on how good they are at writing, you may never know differently, or you might be able to tell right away.

Male authors writing erotica tend to give themselves away, at least to women, as they tend to be easier to find/catch as it were since the perspective is likely going to be "wrong" in subtle ways when it comes to the "sexy" scenes.

docholladay

@Socratic

Do you think we can convince the webmaster to start collecting this information in profiles, and allowing us to use it as a filter criteria? Or maybe - less intrusive (and doesn't require revamping the profiles) would be a tag like "female author"?


As a reader, I say its their choice not mine as a reader if their private information is posted or not and their gender definitely falls into the private category.

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