First let me say that I am a female solider, on occasion. On the AC Paul Calloway told me that I could not ask questions about the military, because I am a woman. He told me that female reenactors are not welcome, and are not allowed to post, asking any military or weapons questions. He erased all of my posts. At his request, I changed my user name, from Brent Wood, to a more "feminine" name. I posted a question about a gun, which he deleted. This is the response to the question that I asked " Why are you deleting all my posts about the military and weapons.?"
We spend hours and hours every week moderating very difficult to moderate issues. Personality conflicts, vendor conflicts, event organizer conflicts - this could easily be a full time job for at least a couple of us, if it only paid. Unfortunately it doesn't pay.
When you're spending hours and hours on very complex issues, occassionally a pretty cut-and-dry issue comes along and you say to yourself, "thank God, this one is easy."
The case with you is "easy". When women in the ranks were found out in the war, they were almost always, summarily drummed out of camp. The 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry had that happen just prior to Perryville in 1862 - they removed her.
So the case is/will be in authentic reenacting - if we know you're a woman doing a military impression, we'll drum you out of camp. It doesn't matter how manly you look - if we know you're a woman, you're out. The way of dealing with this on the AC has always been to ban galtroops from our site - virtually drumming you out of camp.
Thats why your posts have been removed.
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Another question I must ask.. What if I was a female, simply inquiring about History? He erased those posts also. This Behavior is why this hobby, especially "authentic" reenacting is dying.