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POLL: Recruiting Women


557 votes were cast by total voters.


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Scorpio Inactive Member writes:

Here's the big issue for me: we should want new players into our hobby. Not reaching out to women to see why they are not into wargaming means ignoring 50% of potential new gamers. That doesn't seem wise to me. Video games asked these same kind of questions a couple decades back, and now video games are widely popular with people of all sexes. We can do the same.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Avoid mansplaining
25
4%
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Combine gaming with mainstream activities
8
1%
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Don't treat women as intellectually inferior
78
14%
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Encourage female-only groups and activities
3
1%
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Encourage gamers to be more welcoming
41
7%
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Expose girls to wargaming in the classroom
17
3%
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Give them encouragement and support
31
6%
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Make gaming more of a social event
30
5%
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Pass the torch to our daughters
33
6%
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Play more games that women enjoy
17
3%
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Present wargaming as a puzzle that needs to be solved
7
1%
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Produce female figures that are appropriate and accurate
28
5%
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Promote better hygiene in the hobby
28
5%
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Promote painting miniatures as an activity
22
4%
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Reach out to RPG gamers
18
3%
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Run games about conflict, not war
4
1%
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Run games that emphasize intelligence
10
2%
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Run more adventure-based games
14
3%
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Run more matrix games
1
0%
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Stand up against harassment of female gamers
56
10%
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Start them with boardgames first
10
2%
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Stop criticizing their game play
18
3%
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other (explain)
11
2%
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no opinion
18
3%
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I don't believe in recruiting people to the hobby
29
5%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
What specific steps should be taken in order to recruit more women to the tabletop wargaming hobby?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.