Age profile of this site

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by RedRalph, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    I am 38 and what is this?
     
  2. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I just don't think you noticed in the past. I do think this but then i notice people who join year after year from when I did also think they were part of the golden generation of adult/mature posters. I think it is perhaps just a larger number of the more prominent posters are younger now whereas before there were a lot more adult posters being prolific, just look at the top 50 or so posters and their age but worryingly, in my opinion at least, how many of them still regularly post.

    I do love the original quote though!
     
  3. spryllino

    spryllino Deity

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    You can't always tell how old someone is. With some it's obvious, with some it's not, and so many people hide their age that I can only guess how old they are. When I've looked at people's profiles, I've quite often been surprised by their age.

    The age profile of this site is, intrinsically speaking, pretty inconsequential.
     
  4. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    Yep, definetely the forum got younger. It's natural, even if a bit annoying.
     
  5. Mango Elephant

    Mango Elephant Deity

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    O.O how did you watch T.V.?
     
  6. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    Some day, you and me will sit together, put our differences aside, share a bottle of fine scotch and decry all that is wrong with every generation but ours
     
  7. dusters

    dusters Emperor

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    I'm 23, been playing civ1 since I was 7. I feel amused about some posters wo turn about to be 13 - 16 and can discuss politics like my dad.
     
  8. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    I started posting in the OT before the rush of young people came in.

    I feel superior :smug:
     
  9. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Which means you got into Civilization when you were 13. My hypothesis is validated! :smug:
     
  10. Cheetah

    Cheetah Deity

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    I'm doing the best to raise the average age of OT: I'm getting a year older every year, and I'm still here!
     
  11. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    But aren't you like...16 now?
     
  12. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Am I too young. I joined when I was 14. Im 18 now.
     
  13. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Yeah, but I said I got here before everyone else my age did. I started posting around the time (if not before) ESB popped in. Just about everyone else my age started posting around half-a-year to a year afterwords.
     
  14. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Why? It's not like the older people are more mature in the discussions. There are plenty of immature and juvenile 30, 40 year olds on the forum.
     
  15. Zardnaar

    Zardnaar Deity

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    16/17 actually I didn't start until 95 and didn't play it on release.
     
  16. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I started playing Civ (II) when I was 14, and joined when I was 18. I'm 25 now, which is kinda depressing.
     
  17. innonimatu

    innonimatu Deity

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    Yes, we should all be doing our last will and testament by that age. :lol:
     
  18. Communisto

    Communisto Condottiere

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    whats my join date?

    EDIT: Ah, there it is. I was 13 when I started posting here.
     
  19. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I joined when I was 14, further validating Bill's "hypothesis"
     
  20. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Get off my lawn! Everyone, get off my lawn!
     

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