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What is your demographic category?

Male , < 20 yrs old
8
13%
Male, 20 - 29 yrs old
26
43%
Male, 30 - 39 yrs old
17
28%
Male, 40 - 49 yrs old
5
8%
Male, 50+ yrs old
3
5%
Female, < 20 yrs old
0
No votes
Female, 20 - 29 yrs old
0
No votes
Female, 30 - 39 yrs old
0
No votes
Female, 40+ yrs old
1
2%
Female, no age specified
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 60

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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:27 am

Okay, I'll probably get fewer responses than the number of categories I've created, but, what the heck... :)

What kind of readers/contributers haunt these forums?

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P.S. No offense intended in the poll category breakdowns - either in how they are orderd or the ranges they encompass. :o

<edit - added category for women to record their presence without revealing any age information>
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:28 am

nice work, cfitz! :D
i sure hope many will poll.
i'm curious to see the results.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:29 am

dodecahedron wrote:i sure hope many will poll.

Me too. It only takes an instant.

So far the results aren't too surprising. But, there may be some self-selection going on here. Perhaps only 20-39 year old males bother to look at posts in the Beer Garden and take the time to respond to polls. Admittedly this poll is very unscientific, but I'd still like to see as many responses as possible. I'm pretty certain we have at least one woman and one older fellow on these forums.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:29 am

Any guesses on how many females actually visit CDRLabs? Do we have any female members?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:29 am

BuddhaTB wrote:Any guesses on how many females actually visit CDRLabs? Do we have any female members?

No guesses. I suspect not many. I once asked one of my female friends to check one of my posts on this forum, and her reaction in general was "Yuck! Too many boys and their toys!" :cry: To be truthful, that is one, but not the only, reason I started this poll.

There is at least on person who posts on these forums that I suspect to be a woman, but I won't reveal who on the chance that she would rather not be known for being a woman and would rather be known for being a CDR expert.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:29 am

cfitz wrote:There is at least on person who posts on these forums that I suspect to be a woman, but I won't reveal who on the chance that she would rather not be known for being a woman and would rather be known for being a CDR expert.
cfitz

I have always wondered the samething about a particular person too who post in these forums. I'm not exactly sure if the person is male or female, but this individual always provide some nice and useful CDR info. It's just some of the things they have posted, commented, or said that makes me kinda think this person could be a female.
Cfitz, maybe we're thinking about the same person here. :wink:

cfitz wrote:Too many boys and their toys!"

Don't we just love our wonderful toys :D
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Re: CDRLabs Demographics

Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:29 am

cfitz wrote:Okay, I'll probably get fewer responses than the number of categories I've created...

Well, I can happily say that threshold has been reached... Can we go for twice as many responses as categories? :D

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Postby cfitz on Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:58 pm

Well, its been a pretty good turnout for this poll. I'm just a little disappointed that no women or older members chose to be counted, even though I think we have some in our midst and welcome their participation. Overall I think this poll probably reflects the CDRLabs membership pretty accurately. At least it squares with my perceptions... :)

Now, for all the American CDRLabs readers out there, please remember to go out and vote tomorrow in a real poll! :D

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Postby TheWizard on Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:00 am

Politics suck. I choose not to vote, but I still have made a choice!
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:22 am

cfitz wrote:Well, I can happily say that threshold has been reached... Can we go for twice as many responses as categories?

cfitz wrote:Well, its been a pretty good turnout for this poll. I'm just a little disappointed that no women or older members chose to be counted, even though I think we have some in our midst and welcome their participation. Overall I think this poll probably reflects the CDRLabs membership pretty accurately. At least it squares with my perceptions... :)

i have to disagree.
twice as many votes as categories is not enough.
a general rule of thumb from statistics - the golden number is 30. you must have a sample of at least 30 before a distrubution starts to behave like a normal distribution (normal - in the statistical sense of a Normal distribtion). and here, since there are 10 categories, should be even more.

i must say i'm disappointed so few voted. considering the size of the regular population of these forums.

i'm also surprised, i thought there would be more younger people than appears from the poll (of course the poll may not be representative).
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Postby cfitz on Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:36 am

dodecahedron wrote:
cfitz wrote:Well, I can happily say that threshold has been reached... Can we go for twice as many responses as categories?

cfitz wrote:Well, its been a pretty good turnout for this poll. I'm just a little disappointed that no women or older members chose to be counted, even though I think we have some in our midst and welcome their participation. Overall I think this poll probably reflects the CDRLabs membership pretty accurately. At least it squares with my perceptions... :)

i have to disagree.
twice as many votes as categories is not enough.

Oh, I was never expecting any sort of real statistical validity from this poll, particularly since it is self-selecting. This is the Beer Garden after all. :wink: I guess it isn't a surprise, though, that with a user name of "dodecahedron" and a matching avatar to boot, you would have higher standards. :wink: :) :lol:

And although I also hoped to see a lot more votes, I'm not going to complain about the actual number this poll did receive. Compared to the "turnout" for other polls run here and my expectations going into this, I'd say this poll didn't do too badly. And I'm appreciative of those who did take a moment to vote. Of course, the poll is still open, so anyone else who wishes to vote can still do so.

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:52 am

i must admit, i've never checked the "turnout" in other polls here.
i just looked at the results, never noticed the number of votes.

so i guess this poll did OK.
and like you said, the results were more or less predictable...

i'm still hoping, though, some more will vote...
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Postby cfitz on Tue Nov 12, 2002 3:00 pm

Hey, the poll is still collecting votes. :D Thanks all! And the 20-29 year olds have pulled even with the 30-39 year olds. What does it mean? 20-29 year olds are slower to vote? :wink: :lol:

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Postby socheat on Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:08 pm

I think we overlooked one crucial fact that might be causing this less than expected outcome: how often do women willingly reveal their age? :wink: Maybe it should just be one category for women, without mentioning age...

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Postby cfitz on Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:18 pm

But the poll is anonymous, unless.... Socheat, are you spying on us with your server wizardry?!? :x :D :P

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Postby cfitz on Tue Nov 19, 2002 5:40 pm

Hey great! The votes continue to trickle in, and we now have responses for every age group in the male category. But still nothing in the female category. :( I know there are some women out there. Maybe Socheat was right... I'll try adding an age-not-specified category for the women.

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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:48 am

bump!
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Postby bill on Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:54 pm

Bump!


Wow, I just found this one in the cellar. Any chance we can get the count up over a hundred?

Maybe some ladies :o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:03 pm

Holy cow! Talk about thread resurrecting! :o
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Postby bill on Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Holy cow! Talk about thread resurrecting! :o


LOL, I was just snooping around :D I bumped the count up for the over forty crowd :-({|=

Lots of good info in those old threads. Besides all the tech talk I learned a little about the folks that have been here since the early days. They're good people, very good people. =D>
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:01 pm

BigMonkey wrote:Maybe some ladies :o


Ladies? lol..
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Postby VEFF on Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:36 pm

Funny, I was about to post that the poll option was not showing up, even though I certainly knew I hadn't answered this poll (at least not recently).

I then realized the thread was several years old and that I had answered a year or two ago...
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:35 am

VEFF wrote:I then realized the thread was several years old and that I had answered a year or two ago...
:)

Several years ago? Looks more like 35 years ago to me. :wink: An oldie, but a goodie, if I do say so myself.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:06 pm

cfitz wrote:Several years ago? Looks more like 35 years ago to me. :wink: An oldie, but a goodie, if I do say so myself.

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35 years.... and *still* no ladies :cry:
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:20 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:35 years.... and *still* no ladies :cry:

:lol: The story of our lives... :wink:

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