Oh. 'other parts of the Forum'?
Hmmm. Sad indeed.
On that topic, but not wanting to start arguements....
I know I don't visit every day, and I read but don't post a lot, but it seems (and I have to word this very carefully, because I know you can't hear my tone of voice and that gives it a lot of meaning) that, for a 'dad's chat' section, there's a lot of mums here. That's not a bad thing; indeed it's just a thing, good and bad, depending on the topic.
Mothers have their mother's groups, and playgroup - which I understand are not discriminatory by definition, but they're dominated by females, I believe. For meeting with other mothers, for discussion of baby-related things; be it the baby, or the parent's issues.
Generally, guys don't have that. Be it by 'traditional' views, or by personal choices, we don't seem to develop that instinct until we're knee-deep in it, if you'll pardon the expression. Males are not bought up to talk about situations amongst themselves, nor are they bought up to admit to insecurities or weakness in knowledge of all sorts of things, especially something that, for 9 months, we have not been able to see, hear, feel or touch. We're taught to hunt and provide, in most instances.
In the first 14 weeks of my little girl's life, I've been scrounging for advice, for opinion, and for suggestions which have been abundant here - the search function is great, which is why I haven't posted a lot. I've changed nappies, learnt that a screaming child is one of the most deafening noises known to man, and seen my little girl growing up - 3 of the most life-changing experiences I can remember. Then it dawns on me the things she's experiencing. The changes she's going through, and the slight changes I see in her every day. Wow. I'm absolutely blown away.
And that makes it sad to hear the guy's section has been closed. Sometimes I want to hear a guy's response to the things I have to say.