[POLL] How old are you?

How old are you?

  • <20

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • 20+

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • 30+

    Votes: 22 26.2%
  • 40+

    Votes: 20 23.8%
  • 50+

    Votes: 21 25.0%
  • 60+

    Votes: 9 10.7%
  • 70+

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • 80+

    Votes: 1 1.2%

  • Total voters
Just asking to see if also the young population is running a community .
You're asking to see if the young population has $160 of disposable income to be able to run an XF community - not the same thing.

I might actually try running the same poll over on one of the free forum platforms and see if I get a different skew.
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I might actually try running the same poll over on one of the free forum platforms and see if I get a different skew.
Sure, do that, let us know the results.

I am just trying to understand the demographics we are in.
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Yeah, me too - I think the pay to play aspect inherently pushes the minimum age up and I suspect the ages skew a little lower for free software, but I also think forums in general are aging out a bit.
So the SMF version of this poll has a similar curve except for the 60s group that has a definite bump in that trend - we have a lot of retired folks that have gone to set up forums in their retirement as a thing to do, before they hit a “I feel too old to learn something new” though we have a few regulars kicking around in their 70s and a few folks that we know and support as users rather than as admins, into their 80s.
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Major props to folks that age who are still up to learning new tech in any way.
Errrr... some of us "old ****es" were actually involved in computing in it's early ages... so no "learning new tech" required, it was simply a progression. ;)
Some of us cut our chops on programming in Basic and using a cassette deck to cload/csave data (and not to mention that at the time, those computers and associated hardware were VERY expensive). My first exposure was with a Tandy TRS (Trash) 80 CoCo 2 using a cassette deck... then I made the major upgrade to an actual "floppy" drive. The next step was to an actual IBM XT running at a fantastic 4.77 MHz, which I ran a dual line BBS one for quite a while (using DOS & DESQview).
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Interesting to see that most people who voted in this poll are in my age group. :) Though most of us probably have been using forums for at least 20 years or more now. I remember being 5 years old and messing around with Windows 95 at my cousins' house. I didn't join a forum until 2006 when I had my own computer when I was 16.
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