It's very respectful of you to ask us to vote, but we are all guests here. Based upon the fact that to continue to allow men to post in the PR means excessive moderating on your end, and you have been doing this on a volunteer basis for many years, I think that is reason enough to make it FL "law." You matter and without quality bartenders the FL would not be the same. As for voting, I think some members may feel intimidated to vote publicly either way, so I go back to my original point.
That was something I had to think about before deciding to go the route of a vote -- but I also think it's very very important for a change of this magnitude to be conducted with complete transparency. There's a tendency on internet forums for the members to feel an adversarial relationship with the staff -- to grumble and protest when a change is made, and to assume it's being made for some dark purpose. Making a change like this without directly involving the rank and file isn't the way we want to go - I don't want there to be any doubt in anyone's mind about who is driving this decision. People have been asking us for years to do something about the PR, and I think the best way to approach that is to turn the decision over to the membership themselves.
I realize some members may be uncomfortable about the public nature of the vote -- but women being made to feel uncomfortable about expressing their views is a big part of the problem which we're trying to solve in the Lounge. I have always believed that the best way for a woman to feel empowered is to step up to the microphone and say her piece -- and this is a chance to do that. Nobody's going to be judging or condemning or hectoring anyone in this thread for expressing a point of view. Any member's vote can be as simple as a yes or a no, or they can explain their views in as much space as they want to take. This is *your* forum, and it needs *your* voices.