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Poll: How old are you
10-20 --- 25 (43.1%)
20-30 --- 16 (27.59%)
30-40 --- 8 (13.79%)
40-50 --- 5 (8.62%)
60-70 --- 1 (1.72%)
70-80 --- 1 (1.72%)
80-90 --- 2 (3.45%)

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[*] posted on 18-2-2015 at 10:38
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[*] posted on 18-2-2015 at 10:40


A very similar poll already exists. http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=16170
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[*] posted on 18-2-2015 at 11:52


You can't ask for an age range, as that changes over time. That's why the old poll was better, it asks instead for a birth year, which is set.



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 00:57


Where's 50-60 ?. That's a giveaway.



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 12:14


Quote: Originally posted by nezza  
Where's 50-60 ?. That's a giveaway.


I don't want to know. We don't want to know. :)




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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 16:26


aweful lot of kids i noticed.....i dont know if its a good thing or what



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 16:49


both good and bad.
Probably many kewls there too but many kewls become interested in chemistry later and then get seriously into it!




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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 17:05


it doesnt really matter what age makes the majority because most of sciencemadness is pretty darn good.hell it's the best. onward, young guns!
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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 17:18


Quote: Originally posted by neptunium  
aweful lot of kids i noticed

Kids nowadays. When I was young I... oh wait. I was worse than most. I have a suspicion I was partly responsible for the chlorate weed killer ban around here.
This is where science turns fun, kids should be welcomed above all.




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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 18:19


i agree i did my share of dumb stuff too! .... but i still have 2 eyes and all my fingers! as long as it stays fun no problems



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[*] posted on 20-2-2015 at 18:03


Old enough to know better, but young enough not to care.



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[*] posted on 20-2-2015 at 18:18


Old enough to know it's wrong, but young enough to do it anyway.
Age is just a number and mine is unlisted.
Age doesn't matter unless you are cheese or wine.




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[*] posted on 21-2-2015 at 16:27


I am pretty sure that I am older than most.
60

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[*] posted on 22-2-2015 at 16:17


30. I picked 20-30 and not 30-40.
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[*] posted on 26-2-2015 at 21:07


Quote: Originally posted by Kavion123  
30. I picked 20-30 and not 30-40.


Haha, better half full than half empty ;)




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[*] posted on 27-2-2015 at 04:25


And another poll on age:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2120

And another:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=3100

As pointed out, age changes over time, but more than that, around here the polls are a reflection of the people who decide to engage in them as well as the inventiveness of the title.




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[*] posted on 27-2-2015 at 14:03


I was invited to join one of the cool, dark glasses wearing SM sideshoot groups when I enquired about making a SMWiki contribution. the poor members of the group nearly died of horror induced shock when they worked out that I was up to triple their age. :D
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[*] posted on 27-2-2015 at 21:45


I'm 54, so I guess I don't exist..... :(
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[*] posted on 28-2-2015 at 00:55


This poll is broken on 3 levels:
- age range instead of year of birth - DOH, it'll slide for every person polled.
- overlapping ranges - which range to choose, if you're 20, 30, 40...
- missing bracket - what do you do if your age is between 51 and 59

So yeah, the other poll is vastly better. Whoever made this: go home, you're drunk.
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[*] posted on 1-3-2015 at 13:44


Arrrg. Old enough to drink flask after flask if this ale, whilst I make yer cabin boys wish I hadn't. That's how old I am. And, how old might you be, Binky?
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[*] posted on 11-3-2015 at 07:07


Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
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As pointed out, age changes over time, but more than that, around here the polls are a reflection of the people who decide to engage in them as well as the inventiveness of the title.


The problem of the differences in the propensity of some to respond as a function of their age is addressed in statistical sampling theory as the non-response problem. To obtain unbiased estimates of the age distribution (as I suspect the younger members may be potentially more likely to participiate than older members), one must subsample the non-response population. One way to accomplish this is to send out U2Us requesting a private response from those who not responded.

There are also more statistics out there that may be of value (to an economists, for example) including the world's age distribution, or just in the developed countries, the ranking of those countries in math and science, per capita spending on education, per capita income, smart phone sales as a proxy for computer access,...

You also may want to add some chemistry questions to provide a more meaning survey to assess the potential ability of a member to contribute. For example, do CH4, Cl2 and water vapor normally react? Does NH3, I2 and water vapor normally react? Are all of the following stable in the presence of pure water only: Ag, Au, and Pt? Others may alternate questions or views on the appropriateness of adding just knowledge based questions.

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[*] posted on 11-3-2015 at 10:16


Quote: Originally posted by AJKOER  
Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
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As pointed out, age changes over time, but more than that, around here the polls are a reflection of the people who decide to engage in them as well as the inventiveness of the title.


The problem of the differences in the propensity of some to respond as a function of their age is addressed in statistical sampling theory as the non-response problem. To obtain unbiased estimates of the age distribution (as I suspect the younger members may be potentially more likely to participiate than older members), one must subsample the non-response population. One way to accomplish this is to send out U2Us requesting a private response from those who not responded.

There are also more statistics out there that may be of value (to an economists, for example) including the world's age distribution, or just in the developed countries, the ranking of those countries in math and science, per capita spending on education, per capita income, smart phone sales as a proxy for computer access,...

You also may want to add some chemistry questions to provide a more meaning survey to assess the potential ability of a member to contribute. For example, do CH4, Cl2 and water vapor normally react? Does NH3, I2 and water vapor normally react? Are all of the following stable in the presence of pure water only: Ag, Au, and Pt? Others may alternate questions or views on the appropriateness of adding just knowledge based questions.

[Edited on 11-3-2015 by AJKOER]


I some how feel this would make the non-response population feel singled out.

What is the purpose of this? Do you really want to know this that badly? lol
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[*] posted on 26-3-2015 at 13:16


Quote: Originally posted by AJKOER  
One way to accomplish this is to send out U2Us requesting a private response from those who not responded.


Nah, there is no need to do that.
The previous poll show that there are more kids, age range 15 to 25 or something like that and less of the rest, which makes sense.

When you are young, you have more time and you are more likely to pursue your truly loved subject. I stopped doing chemistry once I got into university and for many years after that (about 15 years). I started up again in 2010.

I have an old friend who was into chemistry and electronics but he dumped it the last time I saw him.

People change over time.

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[*] posted on 26-3-2015 at 21:08


I doubt very much if the age distribution of this board in any way matches the poll. This is a classic example of the problems of self-selected sampling and the way in which it distorts statistics. I haven't answered the poll and won't. Nor will a whole bunch of people I have met on this board who are around my age. And if you want to find out what age that is, then it is not too hard to find. In the course of numerous posts I have dropped a few items of personal information. Read my posts and you will get to know me a bit -- which is as it should be.
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[*] posted on 27-3-2015 at 03:12


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
I doubt very much if the age distribution of this board in any way matches the poll. This is a classic example of the problems of self-selected sampling and the way in which it distorts statistics. I haven't answered the poll and won't. Nor will a whole bunch of people I have met on this board who are around my age. And if you want to find out what age that is, then it is not too hard to find. In the course of numerous posts I have dropped a few items of personal information. Read my posts and you will get to know me a bit -- which is as it should be.


Indeed
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