Demographics

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by James R, Dec 11, 2001.

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How old are you?

  1. 0-10 years

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. 11-20 years

    125 vote(s)
    48.1%
  3. 21-30 years

    73 vote(s)
    28.1%
  4. 31-40 years

    33 vote(s)
    12.7%
  5. 41-50 years

    20 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. 51+ years

    8 vote(s)
    3.1%
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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm interested in finding out a bit more about the people who post to this board. Since there doesn't seem to be any kind of survey so far, I thought it might be interesting to ask a few questions. Respond to however much of this you want to.

    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?

    Was pointed here from the Australian ABC <a href="http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn" target="_blank">Self Service Science Forum</a>

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?

    Daily, at least. I'm a moderator.

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?

    Melbourne, Australia.

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).

    More than 1 Gigasecond.

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    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?

    Lots of writing.

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?

    Um... physics, philosophy, religion, general science, some of the political and cultural stuff.

    Sometimes I post in the Pseudoscience forum to annoy the believers.

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    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?

    Almost a Ph.D. (in science).

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

    A poodle, two cats and a bee. They prefer to remain anonymous.

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.

    I like music.

    Edit: a little more up to date. I've been posting here for a while now.
     
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  5. esp Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    **Came up in a net search for exobiology

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    **Daily (Usually)

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    **Liverpool, United Kingdom

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    **23

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    **Mechatronic engineer with News Corporation, UK; playing keyboard, guitar, writing

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    **Any where things get a little heated, It's fun

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    **'A' levels, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, 12GCSE's, ONC Electronic Engineering, HNC Mechatronic Engineering, NVQII Engineering Manufacture, NVQIII Engineering Maintenance. Engineering Indenture.

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    **Two cats, Gin and Tonic

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.
    **Male
     
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  7. Pollux V Ra Bless America Registered Senior Member

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    How did I hear about sciforums?

    I can honestly say that I have no idea

    How often do you visit sciforums?

    Usually at least twice a day

    What city/town/state do you live in?

    Maine, US. I'm sorry but I'm not at liberty to discuss any more information regarding THIS particular subject (heh)

    How old are you?

    14

    What do you do when you're not here?

    High-school related stuff, write science fiction, play on the comp, walk dogs at a kennel

    Which topics interest you the most? Why?

    Free thoughts and the paranormal. I like to listen to people and voice my own opinion, to try to help them (I guess). It's easier to do that under free thoughts and subcultures rather than, say, General Science and Technology. I am interested in science and technology as well but not as much.

    Qualifications?
    I'm going to say this in a very serious way-I graduated from elementary school.

    Any pets?

    My house is a zoo. Lets see. Two cats-Jungle and Pepper, two dogs-Jessie and Simon (Simon's retarded-not in the medical sense I swear to god a rock could beat him at any intelligence test on Earth), two birds (that are mine)-Gandalf and Galadriel (I've had them for a few years, I didn't base their names on the Lord of the Rings hype), and my sis has an iguana-bixie.
    Phew!

    One fact not provided eh?

    Not your average nerd. Lotsa (some non nerdy) friends, funny etc/
     
  8. Taken Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    Doing some research and it popped up in the search window...looked interesting.


    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    Almost daily.

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    Big town in North Carolina

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    30 something.

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    5 sons, #6 on the way...need I say more?

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    Religion, free thought....just "into" that sort of thing.

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    )

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    Majored in Education, minored in Psychology
    I'm human. LOL
    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    2 Fish. Harley and Lollita

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.

    Biker Chick
     
  9. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    What the hell ... Why not?

    1. Stumbled across it after being 'off-line' for almost fifteen years.
    2. Usually daily if computer is up and running.
    3. Small, real small, town, Western New York, USA.
    4. Almost seventy (sixty nine next trip around the sun).
    5. Retired goof-off and general pain-in-the-neck.
    6. Science and space; lifelong interests.
    7. Electronic Tech, (USN), BS (Psychology) & MS (Crim.Justice).
    8. None at present (many & varied when kids were growing up).
    9. Not using Viagra as yet.

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    Q. Why survey since unvalidated data?
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Chagur,

    <i>Q. Why survey since unvalidated data?</i>

    I like to get an idea of who I'm talking to. It's amazing how much you can tell about a person from their pets!

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    Sure, people can lie, but that doesn't worry me too much. I personally wouldn't see the point in replying to this type of thing if you're going to lie. After all, I haven't asked for any really personal information.

    Anyway, how many survey responses are validated?

    It is interesting that people are so wary so far, though. This thread (at the time of writing this) has so far been viewed almost 100 times, yet there have been less than 10 responses.
     
  11. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

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    1. Searched for forums as I was dissatisifed with the forum I was at due to their annoying habit of using popup adds.
    2. At least twice a day.
    3. Mississippi, USA
    4. 52
    5. Work on the ocean, putter around the house some.
    6. General science and technology as I like to keep abreast of the latest developments. Astronomy, always had a love of viewing those great pictures.
    7. None other than being an avid and voracious reader.
    8. A cocketial, named Elanoria, after my late grandmother.
    9. Stereo Enthusiast
     
  12. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    James R ...

    Interesting:

    After all, I haven't asked for any really personal information.

    It is interesting that people are so wary so far, though.

    Could it be that the anonymity factor (niks, avatars etc.) is compromised
    by even a small bit of exposure?

    Just a thought.

    Take care.

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  13. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    Through another person at Sciforums, when the board I was with suffered monetary problems and that caused it to delapidate through lack of maintainance.

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    Once a day (For an unquestionably long amount of time, like hours)

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    London, UK

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    24

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    Incapacitated due to a Industrial Accident. (alright someone decided to do an experiment and it tragically went wrong... You know like the toons, "Bitten by a spider"... alright a Bot (agent on the net)

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) and the many designs for the systems integers. The reason, Part of one of the many projects I pipe-dream about, which I won't state here as something is being put together for the future.

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    I have no qualifications, because I was always given the "You can't get that qualification as you aren't qualified enough" which pretty much meant I couldn't gain one qualification to start me off. So with a need for Revenge, I've been self tutoring myself.

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    Nope, no pets not even a Brick.

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.
    I'm in search of something, but nobody knows what I'm searching for.
     
  14. Merlijn curious cat Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    Can't remember. Probably searched with Google

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    Varies: once every two days, or so.

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    Huizen (near Amsterdam) Netherlands

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    27 years

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    At the moment I work at a men's fashon shop. This will be a temporary job. Since the government thinks it's fun to minimize funding of scientific research. Thus at the moment I have job that fits my education

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    . I need some money.
    Furthermore I play Quake III, read, write some DHTML&javascript, etc.

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    Philosophy, Ethics, General blah, ... why? Just because I think it's interesting.

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    Master's degree in cognitive psychology and Human factors (cognitive ergonomics).

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    Unfortunately I have a very small house. And no money to feed my favovorite animal (a cat), so I have a fish called "Paul&Patricia". I used to have more fishes ... they all had manes of philosophgers of mind & cognition. (Paul&Patricia [Churchland], Daniel [Dennett], Andy [Clark], ....)

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.
    I am getting frustrated by the things are organized and how my life develops.
     
  15. Boris2 Valued Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?

    From John Deevers via the Aussie Self Serve Science Forum. Hi James

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    2. How often do you visit sciforums?

    Every couple of days. Depends on how interseting SSSF is.


    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?

    It is on all my posts.


    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).

    46


    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?

    Lithographic printer.


    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?

    Physics, astronomy all except biology which I find a tad hard, too many long words

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    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?

    None in any science field.


    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

    No pets.


    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.

    One of the founders of the Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club.
     
  16. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    .scanning location.location data acquired.earth@sciforums.com.

    1. I wanted to talk about science and just tiped in the adress sciforums.com and voila!
    2. every day, if not hooked to a new game.
    for hours if discussions are realy heating up.
    record ~ 7 hours[/777]
    3.Riga/Lativa/Net
    4. 18 on 28 dec
    5. K-12 student, surf the web, train in taekwon-do
    6. all except biology/duno never posted there
    7. acquired grade in RPG

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    8. dog, chow chow, name-Haiko
    9. I am looking for immortality
    [ah I have to read through biology threads after all

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  17. Dreamsa Dare to Dream! Registered Senior Member

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    Relax, just a simple poll!

    1.I want to discuss physics and search for physics forums in Google and in great difficulty I find this.
    2.Once or twice a day, vary everyday.
    3.H.K.
    4.19
    5.University student in physics
    6.Science, the whole forums including the 5 forums in it. I like science, physics most, then biology, astronomy....etc...all about science!
    7.No
    8.No, I want but no place for it
    9.Fooling around
     
  18. hockeywings Don't dance without music Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    I dont remember
    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    couple times a day
    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    Michigan, USA
    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    17
    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    I goto high school, and i also goto college for free, yes both at the same time lol
    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    Religion, because it is funny to watch people try to rationalize something which they have no past experience or evidense of
    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)? Uh, qualifications, in person i have lost one debate/argument in my life(to my language teacher on symbolism and words)
    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?I ahve a dog named brandy
    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers. Hmmm fact, I love math
     
  19. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?

    A web search on plasma theory, i.e. multiple concurrent big bangs.

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?

    Daily.

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?

    Cupertino (Silicon Valley), California.

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).

    49

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?

    I manage a research department for a leading computer manufacturer. Apart from that I design and build my own computers.

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?

    Religion. It angers me more than any other aspect of human life.

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?

    None, I am self-taught.

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

    Not at the moment.

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.

    I plan to live forever.
     
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  20. Teg Unknown Citizen Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    A user by the name of Lord Manimal pointed me here after a stirring conversation.

    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    Daily

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    Riverside/California/USA

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    19

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    Student

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    General Science topics: first as an arguer and second a person of logic; Religion: Atheists are necessary for an equal debate(

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    Basic HS education in hon Chem/Physics/Bio and logic

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    Three black cats: Kira, Metroid, and Jennifer

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers
    I love science, but more so I enjoy a good argument. Originally I planned a career in Genetics or my favorite subject Astronomy. It appears currently that I am more fit for a career in law.
     
  21. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    James R ...

    Are you by any chance running the same poll over at 'Scribbly'?

    Just curious

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  22. Porfiry Nomad Registered Senior Member

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    1. How did you first hear about or discover sciforums.com?
    err...

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    2. How often do you visit sciforums?
    Constantly

    3. What city/town/state/country are you in?
    Vancouver, BC, Canada. But not for much longer.

    4. How old are you, roughly? (please answer the poll, too).
    21

    5. What do you do when you're not here (i.e. occupation etc.)?
    Student at UBC in computer science/microbiology.

    6. Which topics in sciforums interest you the most? Why?
    Everything. Topics on the site are all personal interests of mine.

    7. What qualifications do you have (if any)?
    None yet, but in 3 months I'll have a B.Sc (Hon) in the aforementioned field.

    8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
    I grew up with several cats & dogs (3 cats, 3 dogs at the peak). During my formative years, I think I spent more time with cats than humans. Alas, I have been companionless for the last 2 years.

    9. Give one fact about yourself not already provided in the above answers.
    I am incapable of pursuing a given subject of study for more than 3 years before exhausting my interest. The purpose of life should be to accumulate experience - not skill.
     
  23. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Chagur,

    We tend to have one of these every six to twelve months or so at the <a href="http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn" target="_blank">Self Service Science Forum</a>, or as the whim takes us.

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