View Poll Results: How old are you?
younger than 18 1 0.32%
18-25 21 6.73%
26-33 64 20.51%
34-41 61 19.55%
42-49 83 26.60%
50-57 51 16.35%
58-65 19 6.09%
older than 65 12 3.85%
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:32 AM
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Poll: How old are you?

Just curious. I have a theory about IMHO age distribution, but I won't discuss it until later when some results are in.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:45 AM
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37 this year
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:53 AM
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35 in March.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:12 AM
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Over 25 but under 26.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:18 AM
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Over 25 but under 26.
If you turn 26 tomorrow, you're still 25.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:40 AM
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36. Where have the years gone?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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36. Where have the years gone?
Trust me: it gets worse.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:22 AM
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Just turned 42 yesterday. Amazing how the OP made the cutoff between two choices at 41-42.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:55 AM
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47 in May - Oh God
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:08 AM
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:19 AM
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:16 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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Gotta love that nice bell curve.

44, btw.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:26 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:45 PM
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I'm 46.

Previous poll on the same subject, from March of 2010:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=554352
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:59 PM
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I thought it was interesting that 42-49, followed by 50-57 (so far) is the most common age range, since I would expect to see more younger people, given that they grew up with the Internet and all.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:18 PM
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I thought it was interesting that 42-49, followed by 50-57 (so far) is the most common age range, since I would expect to see more younger people, given that they grew up with the Internet and all.
Me, too. But I just noticed that there are a lot more views than poll respondents. I'm sure there are a few repeat viewers, but some people aren't participating. Makes me wonder how skewed the poll may be.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:24 PM
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82 YO last b'day, and still having a lot of fun. Not growing old is a lot worse than going ahead and going with the flow!
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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I must say that I am tickled being included in the same age group as 26 year olds (I'm 33).
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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I'm 46.

Previous poll on the same subject, from March of 2010:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=554352
Previous poll on the same subject, from June 2011:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=610944

I'm 50.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:31 PM
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Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.

Or to be more specific, 30, at least until July.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:32 PM
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I thought it was interesting that 42-49, followed by 50-57 (so far) is the most common age range, since I would expect to see more younger people, given that they grew up with the Internet and all.
And just how do you think this internet you grew up with got there in the first place?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:42 PM
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I'll be 52, come October 7. Get off my lawn!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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I'm 66. Been using a PC since the mid 80s, been on the internet since the mid to late 90s. Geeks come in many ages.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:29 PM
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I'm 66. Been using a PC since the mid 80s, been on the internet since the mid to late 90s. Geeks come in many ages.
(bolding mine)

Same here. I've still got my first computer, it was 'the Bomb' and had just came out on the market.
(I'm amazed at how much computer prices have went down since then.)

Started out on the 'interwebz' with AOL when it was dial up only! (93 or 94, I think)
I've had the same screen name since I first got on the 'net'.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:02 PM
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58 a month ago today. Retired since the end of July. My favorite color is red, and my turn-ons are...

Oh, wait, never mind...

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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71 now, will be 72 next month (I hope)
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:18 PM
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I'll be 52, come October 7. Get off my lawn!
Hey, you and I have the same birthday.

But I'll be turning 25.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:26 PM
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<whining> Another age poll...?
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...I have a theory about IMHO age distribution...
Well as long as it's something new. <votes>
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:45 PM
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64, turning 65 in May. Wow. . .Medicare already.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:58 PM
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<whining> Another age poll...?
Well as long as it's something new. <votes>
Forgive me. I haven't been here in over 10 years, so I'm out of the loop.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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I give my age in Celsius these days. By that reckoning, I'm only eleven and change.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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I give my age in Celsius these days. By that reckoning, I'm only eleven and change.
I used to do that when playing cricket - runs scored given in binary, runs conceded in hex.

I stay in the same band but am one year older this time next week.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:28 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:37 PM
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I think the youngsters are all hanging out at cool, hip message boards.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:02 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:04 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:05 PM
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Just turned 42 yesterday. Amazing how the OP made the cutoff between two choices at 41-42.
Tell me about it. I'm 66, and might as well be 99.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Tell me about it. I'm 66, and might as well be 99.
No offense intended. I predicted(accurately) that there would be very few folks under 18 and over 65. The age groups were designed for purely personal, nonscientific reasons.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:59 AM
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I thought it was interesting that 42-49, followed by 50-57 (so far) is the most common age range, since I would expect to see more younger people, given that they grew up with the Internet and all.
I think social networking sites have replaced messages boards for most young 'uns.

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44 in September.
Does that mean that you turned 44 this past September, or that you will turn 44 this September?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:49 PM
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I must say that I am tickled being included in the same age group as 26 year olds (I'm 33).
I can't believe I'm stuck in a group with these 33 year olds! I'm only 26!

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:51 PM
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I answered 34-41 because I turn 34 in a week-and-a-half.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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So far, my theory is partly correct: the largest age group represented here is 42-49.
Some other things surprised me, though.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:06 PM
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 PM
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Hey, you and I have the same birthday.

But I'll be turning 25.
So, are you bragging or complaining?

Just remember this... Old age and treachery nearly always overcome youth and skill.

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So far, my theory is partly correct: the largest age group represented here is 42-49.
Some other things surprised me, though.
(bolding mine)

Okay, I'll 'bite', (since no one else has) pray tell, what "other things" surprised you?

51 and yes, I voted.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:19 AM
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This is the only internet forum I've seen where the age results weren't skewered toward the age 24 and under crowd. For once, I don't feel so old.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:15 AM
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58, turning 59 in October. That means that next year, I'll be ...
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:22 AM
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Just turned 42 yesterday. Amazing how the OP made the cutoff between two choices at 41-42.
I just turned 42 last August. It sucks to be us!



Happy Birthday!
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:41 AM
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