A couple observations.
This forum runs high on both (a) hostility and (b) d**k-size measurement vs most face-to-face interactions. That’s generically true of many forums, but specifically true of many conversations on this one, and disproportionately so for those that get a lot of posts/traffic. Many of the women in my life are not big on (a) nor (b) and even if there is valuable content to be had in a place that skews toward (a) and/or (b) they will find another way to obtain that content. As my wife says, “life is too short for the bullsh*t”, and many times when I come here I can’t blame her for feeling that way (generally, not specifically; she’s not a Roon person and cares deeply about music but is happy to listen off of Alexa/Spotify/Sonos chain, which she agrees isn’t as refined but juice isn’t worth the squeeze)
(And I’ll second the point about women in HiFi, not that there aren’t plenty, but that the population skews male; also true about technology broadly speaking; both are sad, but as an observation not a value judgement, I’d make a bet all-day-long that Roon’s subscriber base is >85% male as a tech hi-fi product. I’m making the additional point above that even among that group of subscribers, this forum is likely going to skew disproportionately male. And while I’d be more than happy to do things to fix either the population or the forums, but I prefer to spend my effort on things I can control or where I’m reasonably likely to effect change; actually as an edit I’ve spent a decent chunk of my career working on changing the gender balance of tech workers in several startups and growth tech companies to include more women and non-binary employees, where I’m proud to say I think I’ve had a decent impact, but I don’t know how to fix audio generally nor Roon specifically).