View Poll Results: What age range do you fall into?
13-20 22 2.65%
21-30 172 20.72%
31-40 224 26.99%
41-50 241 29.04%
51-60 120 14.46%
61-70 39 4.70%
71-80 6 0.72%
81-90 4 0.48%
91-100 2 0.24%
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:04 PM
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I was a cute, perky and under thirty when I found this place.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:07 PM
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According to people who have replied with their ages (so far), these are the dopers from oldest to youngest:


LouisB
Chefguy
TreacherousCretin
jabiru
Shodan
runner pat
SeldomSeen
Khadaji
Little Nemo
nonacetone
Leaffan
missred
Ellen Cherry
Oakminster
Sampiro
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Valgard
Superfluous Parentheses
wheresgeorge04
Living Well Is Best Revenge
Ura-Maru
Anaamika
FrancisCastle
Idle Thoughts
Antigen
Hades
rhubarbarin
chizzuk
Inner Stickler

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Old 06-02-2011, 09:20 PM
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I'm 30 so far.
Ditto. I still get carded, and one friend still says I have a baby-face, while a client of mine was astonished that I wasn't in my mid-30s (hopefully because of my demeanor and professionalism, and not my appearance.)

Nothing wrong with being mid-30s, I just want to look my age ;D
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:20 PM
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:22 PM
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:25 PM
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I should mention that I'm 47.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:33 PM
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According to people who have replied with their ages (so far), these are the dopers from oldest to youngest:
I have a spreadsheet with many Dopers in it, listed by year of birth.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:38 PM
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According to people who have replied with their ages (so far), these are the dopers from oldest to youngest:


LouisB
Chefguy
TreacherousCretin
jabiru
Shodan
runner pat
SeldomSeen
Khadaji
Little Nemo
nonacetone
Leaffan
missred
Ellen Cherry
Oakminster
Sampiro
zoid
Suburban Plankton
Valgard
Superfluous Parentheses
wheresgeorge04
Living Well Is Best Revenge
Ura-Maru
Anaamika
FrancisCastle
Idle Thoughts
Antigen
Hades
rhubarbarin
chizzuk
Inner Stickler
Put me in between Shodan and runner pat. Although I didn't give my age directly, I mentioned I'm as old as Sputnik, which occurred in 1957. So I'll say how old I am now. 54.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:34 PM
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I am 20. I'm surprised how few people are in my age group. I started lurking on the board the summer before I started high school, so I guess I was 14, but I didn't sign up until the board went free to post. I'm kind of amazed that I've been reading the SDMB for six years.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:36 PM
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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We'll just say well into my 50s.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:41 PM
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I had no idea that 41-50 would be in the majority. I'm used to board with a younger demographic.

That said, I'm in my twenties...23 to be exact.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:11 AM
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I had no idea that 41-50 would be in the majority.
No, a majority would be more than 50%. When it's more than the others but less than 50%, that's called a "plurality."
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:18 AM
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I'm nineteen. Youngest in this thread so far!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:26 AM
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Somewhere between forty and death.





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No, a majority would be more than 50%. When it's more than the others but less than 50%, that's called a "plurality."
Geez Sam, you might as well stand out there shaking your cane and screaming at the whippersnappers to get off your lawn.

48.66 years if you really need to know.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:30 AM
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I guess technically the poll doesn't automatically mean there are more people of a certain age group anyway.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:32 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:38 AM
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59. I plan to stay this age for several years at least.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:44 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:28 AM
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Geez Sam, you might as well stand out there shaking your cane and screaming at the whippersnappers to get off your lawn.
These distinctions are important. Dagnabbit!
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:14 AM
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I'm 40 years, 5 months. I was born at the end of December. My father, being a CPA, was joked about at the office saying that he induced labor to deduct me.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:32 AM
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We old folk die (or go senile, which has much the same effect) . . .
But that doesn't stop us from being Dopers (I mean going senile, not dying).

And I'm 65. Some days it's the new 40; other days it's the new 80.

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Old 06-03-2011, 05:29 AM
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Just changed categories here... 51.

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:59 AM
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I'm 71 but I feel like a 21 year old with something damn bad wrong.


Iím 40 and 5/6ths so I just went ahead and voted myself into the next bracket.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:01 AM
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I'm 56 and damn proud I made it this far. The squeeze is also 56 but I'll be 57 in July so for about five months he calls me a cradle robber.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:17 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:05 AM
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So the poll shows that most of us Dopers (who take polls!) are between the ages of 30 and 50. That is not old no matter how you slice and dice it. We are a mature group, I suppose, but not old!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:15 AM
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So the poll shows that most of us Dopers (who take polls!) are between the ages of 30 and 50. That is not old no matter how you slice and dice it. We are a mature group, I suppose, but not old!
Back in the middle of the last century I would have thought it was old: but now, about 60 years later, my opinions have mellowed a bit.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM
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So the poll shows that most of us Dopers (who take polls!) are between the ages of 30 and 50. That is not old no matter how you slice and dice it. We are a mature group, I suppose, but not old!
I'm probably going to get jumped on, but I would guess that the largest age bracket for a general topic inernet forum is not normally the 40-50 age bracket. No, I don't have a cite onhand.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:18 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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You know, I was going to say something about all the youngins who've spent a quarter of their lives here, and then I did the math. I've been here for about 22% of my life.

So far the poll skews as I expected, though -- mostly 30s and 40s. (I am 30-something.)
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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26. Sex life is getting better by the year, though, so I don't think I'm going to mind turning 30. 40 might be an issue
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:26 AM
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I'm probably going to get jumped on, but I would guess that the largest age bracket for a general topic inernet forum is not normally the 40-50 age bracket. No, I don't have a cite onhand.
That's why I said we're mature, but 40 or 50 is not old, I'm sorry to say. It's just middle-aged.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:35 AM
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Back at post #17, jjimm speculated that dopers would be a year older than they were in my poll of a year ago. With 280 votes in this poll (and 600 from last year), the mean has in fact dropped: about 40.5 years last year, and 39.8 years this year. I don't know how to check if that's significant statistically, but it does suggest that young people are joining faster than old people are dropping out.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:35 AM
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51. But it sounds better in Italian: cinquantuno. Heck, everything sounds better in Italian.

I've spent about 22.3% of my life as a Doper. So anyway what do you suppose is the reason for 30- and 40-somethings to dominate so preponderantly?
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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I'm in great shape for a man of 70. Too bad I'm only 49.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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I'm 40 years, 5 months. I was born at the end of December. My father, being a CPA, was joked about at the office saying that he induced labor to deduct me.
My dad, being a CPA, always made the exact same joke about my sister, also born at the end of December. As a matter of fact, she was induced. But I'm pretty sure that the reason for it being a tax deduction was a joke.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:41 AM
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That's why I said we're mature, but 40 or 50 is not old, I'm sorry to say. It's just middle-aged.
I'm not middle-aged until I'm at least fifty. (I don't care how irrational that is. )
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:42 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:49 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:59 AM
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ETA: I am 35.
Right. So like he said...old.


You old timers may be amused that this summer's hit dance, the Shuffle (Youtube), is basically a Charleston. You not-so-old timers may be amused that the other half of the dance is just a Running Man. You really-not-so-old timers will recognize it as a modern version of the Melbourne Shuffle.


I giggle at the thought of the young side of this poll dancing off against the "more experienced" side of it and getting crushed.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:15 AM
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But you know what they say, 50 is the new 49.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:41 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:47 AM
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A practically identical poll was started by me a bit over a year ago. It will be interesting to see how similar the results are on this poll.
And some other data gathering on older Dopers, as well as links to other similar threads, can be seen at

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=555195
Old Folks: Stand and be counted
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:04 PM
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So the poll shows that most of us Dopers (who take polls!) are between the ages of 30 and 50. That is not old no matter how you slice and dice it. We are a mature group, I suppose, but not old!
Mature is just a synonym for old! When I first joined, I would've thought being between 30 and 50 was ancient. Now I am (barely) between 30 and 50. I'll be 32 and 1/2 later this month, 33 before Xmas.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:10 PM
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I'm 33. I was 22 when I joined. So a third of my life on the SDMB.

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:11 PM
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:29 PM
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:33 PM
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I was a lot younger when I joined the SDMB.

It's aged me.

Like fine wine.



Who's the 90 year old?
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