Buzz of the Orient

How Old Are NT Users? - A Poll

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Recently I saw a comment that NT users were mostly very old, making this site unattractive for younger members to join.  I believe that was just an opinion, but then I was curious - what is the age distribution on this site?  Please complete this poll so we can have a definitive answer about the ages of NT users.  You are not giving up much privacy because the request is not for a specific age, but within a range of ages.

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Less than age 20
0
Age 20 - 39
3
Age 40 - 59
24
Age 60 - 79
29
Age 80 or greater
2

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13  Buzz of the Orient    3 years ago

Voting has closed and the purpose of this poll is now transferred to TiG's article about making this site a better place.  Because this poll cannot be locked, any new comments will be deleted.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
Junior Participates
12  dave-2693993    3 years ago

I am on the lower end of the category I checked which is the largest category...though, with all the hardware and broken this that and the other thing feel like I might qualify for the upper end of the category...c'est la vie.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
11  MrFrost    3 years ago

<-----51. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
10  Ed-NavDoc    3 years ago

I'm 64, and still kickng pretty good! I can outrun my grandkids on a good day.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9  Buzz of the Orient    3 years ago

As of this moment, here are the results from 47 members:

Less than age 20.......0
Age 20 - 39..............1
Age 40 - 59............ 19
Age 60 - 79.............25
Age 80 or greater......2

"I myself would like to see more younger people here." (Raven Wing)

Then the next question to answer is whether we, mostly being more mature adults, WANT to attract younger members. If the majority of us do not, then there is no real purpose in continuing with this topic, but if we do, then that points to the next step as to why I posted this poll. 

What we would now need to do is to come up with suggestions on how to interest more younger members in joining in with us. Perhaps it has to do with the topics that mostly fill the Front Page, which is what most persons who originally check out this site will most likely peruse in order to join and take part. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the groups are not better promoted, or are not sufficiently varied. Maybe the regularity of nastiness needs to be better curtailed. We can continue our discussion along those lines, or others that you all might suggest.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
8  pat wilson    3 years ago

The age distribution seems to be what you might expect. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
7  It Is ME    3 years ago

I'm ?? (I was on the Bozo the Clown Show/Romper Room was one of my Fav. shows too/Had a Magic Mirror.).

… now going on 24. jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
luther28
Sophomore Quiet
6  luther28    3 years ago

Two months shy of 68 here, as some might say in spite of myself.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
5  Kathleen    3 years ago

I voted, I am in the 40-59 section

 
 
 
DRHunk
Freshman Quiet
4  DRHunk    3 years ago

the range 40 to 60 is way to big

should have 10 year ranges not 20

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  DRHunk @4    3 years ago

As I said, I tried to do it on a generational basis.  I could have just done 3 categories - young, middle-aged and old.  I think the 40 - 59 group would be considered middle-aged.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 years ago

Yeah....but....I call myself "old" while I think of some one who's only 65-70 as relatively young. (I'm 57)

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
3  1stwarrior    3 years ago

Age is a case of mind over matter - Ya don't mind, it don't matter.

 
 
 
PJ
Masters Participates
2  PJ    3 years ago

The age ranges are too broad and they overlap into generations.  Plus, what is too old?  The answer to this question will vary depending on the person answering.  In other words, what I consider old another member may not.

I am still interested in the results even though it will not prove or disapprove my comment. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  PJ @2    3 years ago

You realized that it was your original comment that gave me the incentive to post this poll.  I divided it into generational groups - they are every 20 years.  I don't think I made any reference to being "too" old.  I used the word to indicate age, not meaning "old age".  As of this moment, everyone is either 40 or older which I think does support your original concern.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 years ago

International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki

"In genealogy, the  length of a generation  in the past has been used principally as a check on the credibility of evidence — too long a span between parent and child, especially in a maternal line, has been reason to go back and take a more careful look at whether the received information reflects the actual reality, or whether a generation has been omitted or data for two different individuals attributed to the same person. For that purpose, the accepted 25-year average has worked quite acceptably, and birth dates too far out of line with it are properly suspect."

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 years ago

So we should call it the senior citizen forum... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

“ Anyone retired or nearing retirement come join us for some fun debate”

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  Buzz of the Orient    3 years ago

This poll can be of value to potential advertisers to help Perrie pay for maintaining this site, besides satisfying curiosity.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    3 years ago

Not sure about that, Buzz.. but I voted.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1    3 years ago

Advertisers would normally not know the ages of the users of a site unless the site were one specific to an age group, but NT is not.  This way advertisers can focus their ads to a specific age group, once it becomes obvious.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.1    3 years ago

Well I did see false teeth on a advertisement. : )

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
1.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.2    3 years ago

Somebody keeps trying to get me to date hot Russian babes who want men in my area over 30.

Nyet.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
1.1.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.3    3 years ago

I’ve seen that ad too.  I’m in the 40-59 range but just barely.  In a little over 300 days I’ll be in the 60-79 range.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.2    3 years ago

False teeth, hearing aids, Depends.....LOL

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
1.1.6  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.5    3 years ago

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luther28
Sophomore Quiet
1.1.7  luther28  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.3    3 years ago

I cannot fathom why they think I would want bigger boobs.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to    3 years ago

I'm interested in knowing why you made that comment.  I can give you reasons why, but first please tell me why you wrote that, since there is absolutely no reference to different races in the article or the comments.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
1.1.10  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.9    3 years ago

Hi Buzz, I can answer that.

There are ads at the bottom of the page for dating Asian women. I get those sometimes. That may be what that comment was referring to.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
1.1.11  sandy-2021492  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.4    3 years ago

When I visited my sister in New Mexico, suddenly all of the hot Russian babes wanted men over 30 in NM.

So, they've got my age right, but not my sex or orientation.  I don't play for that team.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
1.1.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.10    3 years ago

I get those, too.  Not as often as ads for dating/marrying Russian women, but ones for Asian women do show up on occasion.

So, Buzz, I'm sure Karri didn't mean anything derogatory.  Those are just the sort of ads that show up for US users of the site.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.13  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.5    3 years ago

Those are the ads I keep seeing....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.14  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.10    3 years ago
"There are ads at the bottom of the page for dating Asian women."

Oh, okay, I get it.  Sometimes those ads work.  I found my wife on one called "Plenty of Fish", and as of now we've had more than 10 great years together.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.15  Buzz of the Orient  replied to    3 years ago

I misunderstood your motive for your posting your comment so I apologize for misinterpreting it.  What you don't know is that sometimes those ads work.  I found my wife on one called "Plenty of Fish", and as of now we've had more than 10 great years together.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
1.1.16  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.14    3 years ago

Glad you are happy together...