Looking at the Users list (http://ui.stackexchange.com/users), the entire first page consists exclusively of men. That's not at all representative of the real UI design industry, where it's much more evenly split. If this were StackOverflow, I wouldn't be surprised, but as a UI design community, it concerns me that we apparently haven't managed to attract much activity from female users.

Should we care or am I overreacting?

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    I wonder if I should tag this with "feature request" ;)
    – Rahul
    Commented Aug 23, 2010 at 11:42

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Skewed demographics means your community is relying too much on the Area 51 crowd derived from the Stack Overflow trilogy; that you are not going out and promoting your site enough within your industry.

A Recipe to Promote your Site

Usually, efforts to promote to a specific group in that manner are very off-putting and will have the exact opposite results.

  • Thanks Robert! Some good tips there.
    – Rahul
    Commented Aug 24, 2010 at 8:23

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