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    Inspired by comments on glamourama's self-typings page at the wikisocion, I think it would be interesting to do a study into the average of forum users here, and perhaps even by type.


    Such a study could pose serious ethical considerations however...

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    I am sure the ethical ramifications will stand great moral scrutiny and persevere fully.

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    The average age for INTjs so far is 969.

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    lol we could do a study into which type is most likely to hide their age :wink:.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamourama View Post
    I'd be very willing to do data-collecting for this ... but it doesn't seem like there's an easy way to do it, unfortunately.
    I suppose you could be made a mod temporarily. I've started doing Alpha, and I'm putting the stuff into an excel database. I have two columns - one with names, the second with ages (in years).

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    I sent a message to glamourama via lpp messaging just in case you are all thinking I'm an utter bastard.

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    Glam's looking at our PMs
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    Quote Originally Posted by glamourama View Post
    wait I don't get it
    Everyone must give their ages at registration - he's using those. His ethical worry probably has more to do with looking at our private information than turning people into statistics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla View Post
    Did we? I would have lied.
    Don't use mine, Glam! lol
    It actually asks for your birthday, which it uses to make sure that you're old enough to use the forum. But it stores it as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    Everyone must give their ages at registration - he's using those. His ethical worry probably has more to do with looking at our private information than turning people into statistics.
    Oh, I have no problem with seeing people as statistics. When you register with the forum, I don't believe the forum keeps your DOB info - you have to add it again later. But I can Transcend whatever privacy option you choose in your profile - for example, if you put your full DOB and choose 'Display Only Age', I can still see your full DOB!

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    No, it defaults to saving your DOB and hiding it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    No, it defaults to saving your DOB and hiding it.
    Oh.

    Well if people don't want their ages to be used, perhaps the project should be dropped . But...and it's a big but...wouldn't your age remain hidden, as we are getting an average age of all members, and perhaps of each type? For the types with only a few self-typings, we could simply not calculate an average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifmd95 View Post
    it's not like you're running a search engine that averages millions of users with secure datamining processes.
    Well okay. I'll pack it in then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifmd95 View Post
    you might still do this. (and a voluntary survey?)
    I am not convinced this would be satisfactory. We were only getting data from about 30% of profiles against people's will...also starting a thread would result in less reliable data, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    I am not convinced this would be satisfactory. We were only getting data from about 30% of profiles against people's will...also starting a thread would result in less reliable data, I think.
    So basically, we need a Russian study. The American community isn't large enough for a good sample.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    So basically, we need a Russian study. The American community isn't large enough for a good sample.
    At least not without a few Kalisnikovs.

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    I still doubt that would be enough...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla View Post
    Did we? Oh, I would have lied.
    Don't use mine, Glam! lol
    I'm sure I lied mine too if it asked for birthdate.
    ...the human race will disappear. Other races will appear and disappear in turn. The sky will become icy and void, pierced by the feeble light of half-dead stars. Which will also disappear. Everything will disappear. And what human beings do is just as free of sense as the free motion of elementary particles. Good, evil, morality, feelings? Pure 'Victorian fictions'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jxrtes View Post
    I'll help you out.

    The average 16types user is a college dropout and chronic masturbator who works a 9-5 office job, and whose highlight of the day is writing and posting badly written fan fiction to obscure blogs around the net.
    I have nothing in common with average 16types user
    ...the human race will disappear. Other races will appear and disappear in turn. The sky will become icy and void, pierced by the feeble light of half-dead stars. Which will also disappear. Everything will disappear. And what human beings do is just as free of sense as the free motion of elementary particles. Good, evil, morality, feelings? Pure 'Victorian fictions'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jxrtes View Post
    I'll help you out.

    The average 16types user is a college dropout and chronic masturbator who works a 9-5 office job, and whose highlight of the day is writing and posting badly written fan fiction to obscure blogs around the net.
    This is actually not too far off the mark, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jxrtes View Post
    I'll help you out.

    The average 16types user is a college dropout and chronic masturbator who works a 9-5 office job, and whose highlight of the day is writing and posting badly written fan fiction to obscure blogs around the net.
    Quote Originally Posted by mn0good View Post
    This is actually not too far off the mark, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jxrtes View Post
    I'll help you out.

    The average 16types user is a college dropout and chronic masturbator who works a 9-5 office job, and whose highlight of the day is writing and posting badly written fan fiction to obscure blogs around the net.
    how did you know man?!?
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