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    topsmutlinks
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    Hello, I am new here.

    Hi everyone. I am new here. :bow:

    My name is Jennifer and I am not new to the business, but I am new here. Recently I've been trying to expand my "gay portfolio" so to speak and I thought I'd come here and learn some first hand experience. :grin:

    So if you can sum it up in a nutshell (or even a clamshell!), tell me what is different about marketing gay sites rather than straight sites (besides the obvious differences). I want to do this right and I want to learn from the best.

    Help a sista out here. :bow:


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    Scorpio
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    Hi Jennifer
    Welcome to the board... always good to see a new face around and mostly a new designer Don't forget to introduce yourself also in the design section, which is
    here

    There are some differences between straight and gay designs.
    For example it's easier for me to make gay sites than straight ones as i know the vocabulary. We can see the difference when a straight person makes a gay website... It's like he's reading a book without understanding.

    Anyway, welcome here and hope you enjoy your stay


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    You do realize by 'gay' I mean a man who has sex with other men?
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    Welcome to the board Jennifer

    Well there are actually quite a few differences between the straight and gay market place primarily that you shouldnt market to gay surfers with the mindset that gay is a niche, it is a market unto itself with different wants than that of its straight counter part.

    Here are a few articles that you might like to read over which should give you a better understanding of the market itself.

    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...softcore.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...industry.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...products.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...lt-store.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...bscenity.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...-rainbow.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/art...view-tgp.shtml
    http://www.gaywidewebmasters.com/articles/dilf.shtml

    If you have any other questions just holler

    Regards,

    Lee


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    topsmutlinks
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    Thank you very much guys......yes it's the terminology I need to learn. I was submitting a gallery today and I don't know is it a "hunk" a "stud" or a "muscle man". :grin:

    I am definitely going to be checking out those links Lee. This was the kind of information I was looking for. Thank you! :bow:


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    topsmutlinks
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    I think it's sad that I only got welcomed by two moderators. Am I not welcome here?

    Is it "taboo" for a straight webmaster to push gay sites? Am I doing something bad that I'm ignorant to? Please enlighten.


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    Scorpio
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    Hi Jennifer

    No don't worry, EVERYBODY is welcome here People have just been so busy for the past 2 weeks, but i'm sure they'll read your post today and they'll welcome you

    Steve


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    topsmutlinks
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    HAHA.........when you put it that way, it sounds so petty.

    I really just wanted to know if what I was doing is acceptable and I'm not stepping on any toes. I'm not looking for a grand parade and a red carpet rolled out for me. Hopefully my prescence is not offending anyone.


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    Scorpio
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    Not at all at least not for me... there are works for everybody so you're not stepping on my toes at all


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    Xstr8guy
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    Originally posted by topsmutlinks
    I think it's sad that I only got welcomed by two moderators. Am I not welcome here?

    Is it "taboo" for a straight webmaster to push gay sites? Am I doing something bad that I'm ignorant to? Please enlighten.
    Oh GOD! :crybaby: Women are so emotional (for the last time... where is the :wink: smilie!).

    Welcome aboard... but try not to use the word "clam" here :wink:


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    Have an idea and make it come to life! Gary-Alan's Avatar
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    X - you're horrible! LMAOPIP

    topsmutlinks - Welcome to the board! I do apologize I should have at least welcomed you. Since there are so many talented members here I didn't want to be the one who just jumped in and offered advice.

    That... and I wanted to spare everyone one of my 40 page responses :wacko:

    Everyone is welcome here! Regardless of orientation, gender, race, creed or opinion... :groovy:

    Hope to see you often and I hope we are a source of assistance and information for you.

    My best regards,
    Gary-Alan


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    spidey
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    im a man of few words: welcome and enjoy posting here:bandana:


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    Big Hands/Big Feet=Expensive shoes & gloves! Mansized's Avatar
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    Originally posted by topsmutlinks
    I think it's sad that I only got welcomed by two moderators. Am I not welcome here?

    Is it "taboo" for a straight webmaster to push gay sites? Am I doing something bad that I'm ignorant to? Please enlighten.
    Hello sweetie!! You are MOST welcomed here!
    On behave of the lunatic fringe..I welcome thee!

    Must get my post in now as I expect banishment for bad behavior soon!:goof:

    P.S. I'm not a moderator..just an ugly stiff trying to make a living on the net.


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    virgin by request ;) Chilihost's Avatar
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    Jennifer,

    welcome

    ....sorry I wasn't on the board yesterday to welcome you, I was just doing some webhosting work and trying to make a living and such. Seriously, its good to have some chicks on the board to keep us in line

    cheers,

    Luke


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    Big Hands/Big Feet=Expensive shoes & gloves! Mansized's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Chilihost
    Jennifer,

    welcome

    ....Seriously, its good to have some chicks on the board to keep us in line

    cheers,

    Luke
    Chicks?!?

    Hmmm..maybe what they've been whispering about you IS true!


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    Macho 411
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    Welcome Jennifer! :bow:


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