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What's your age?
up to 13
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
14-16
7%
 7%  [ 19 ]
17-19
13%
 13%  [ 36 ]
20-24
34%
 34%  [ 89 ]
25-29
18%
 18%  [ 47 ]
30-34
8%
 8%  [ 23 ]
35-39
6%
 6%  [ 18 ]
40-44
3%
 3%  [ 9 ]
45-49
1%
 1%  [ 5 ]
50-59
3%
 3%  [ 9 ]
60-69
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
70+
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 261

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egoist
Pirate KingPirate King


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:41 am Reply with quote
Hey there. Just a simple poll to see the age of the users here, and perhaps have a better idea of the age range of a maturer anime community. As much as I dislike to judge people by their age, the average age of another site I spent some time on is 15-17, and at least anime wise, I'd disagree with most of them on what's good.

For starters, I wouldn't judge anyone a bit older for watching anime. Which is just a given in my mind. I actually think it's a wonderful thing to keep doing what you like, whether it's mature or childish, regardless of age.


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Saffire
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Iowa, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:53 am Reply with quote
ANN actually just did a survey on this; Results here.
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egoist
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:56 am Reply with quote
Ah, interesting. I figured they might have done it before, but I didn't check. But since here we only get the ones who actually post, it should have its merits.
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st_owly
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Joined: 20 May 2008
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Location: Edinburgh, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:44 pm Reply with quote
I'm almost slap bang in the middle of the 20-24 band. I do think ANN's user base probably skews a bit higher than most other anime sites, which can be impossible to have intelligent discussions on...
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Mr. Oshawott



Joined: 12 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:08 pm Reply with quote
Saffire wrote:
ANN actually just did a survey on this; Results here.

So it turns out that most of the people at ANN are male... Shocked
So that means that some of the posts that have photos of female anime characters may actually belong to a male user...? Confused I wonder why this is the case...?
Speaking of that, as indicated by my username, I am a male, by the way.
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Surrender Artist
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Joined: 01 May 2011
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Location: Pennsylvania, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:19 pm Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
Saffire wrote:
ANN actually just did a survey on this; Results here.

So it turns out that most of the people at ANN are male... Shocked
So that means that some of the posts that have photos of female anime characters may actually belong to a male user...? Confused I wonder why this is the case...?
Speaking of that, as indicated by my username, I am a male, by the way.


I wonder if the gender distribution is the same among active forum users as among the sample for that poll. I would especially like to know what proportion of the total volume of posts, whether sheer volume of posts or total amount of text, are written by each gender. I wouldn't be surprised if the active forum users tended to be older and more female.

I am most definitively a male, but by no means a bro.
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moonie92



Joined: 15 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:28 am Reply with quote
I turn 20 in less than a month so I hit 20 instead of 19 since it puts me into a different age bracket. This should help give you a bit more accurate results in the skew so you don't assume I'm a 17 year old. And I'm female. And a bro. Embarassed
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Tenbyakugon



Joined: 11 Jan 2012
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Location: Ohio, United States of America

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:22 am Reply with quote
Well I was in the nineteen bracket as of two days ago.
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kaydub



Joined: 28 Jul 2011
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Location: Cincinnati, OH

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:34 am Reply with quote
I'm actually a little surprised, when I looked at the ANN poll I kinda assumed that the 18-24 bracket was probably weighted more towards the younger side (under 20), but this poll is showing the opposite.
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:13 pm Reply with quote
I wonder who the other two sexagenarian's are.
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Polycell
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Joined: 16 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:15 pm Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
[So it turns out that most of the people at ANN are male... Shocked
So that means that some of the posts that have photos of female anime characters may actually belong to a male user...? Confused I wonder why this is the case...?
Because sex is no boundary when when picking an avatar for most of us, I reckon. I personally just use whatever I feel like, which has coincidentally been consistently female here(though on another forum I've used a dog and a cat of unknown sex).

EDIT: And I'm firmly in the 20-24 age bracket.
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Tris8



Joined: 30 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:49 pm Reply with quote
Wow, these results really surprise me! The poll is yet young so lesser-picked options will probably flesh out, but I expected there to be much more people in the 17-19 category. I have been aware that this forum has a more mature group of posters (that's why I frequent here), but am still pleasantly surprised at the age distribution.

Also, I am another in the 20-24 age range.
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OldCharlieStoletheHandle
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Joined: 12 Dec 2009
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Location: Mastic Beach, NY

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:24 am Reply with quote
I'm 56, which makes sense given my user name. And, as you can see from my avatar, I am a plushie Laughing .

(Although on one site I am a Martian and on another I am a Mountie-a really stupid one... (hint))
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moonie92



Joined: 15 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:40 am Reply with quote
OldCharlieStoletheHandle wrote:
And, as you can see from my avatar, I am a plushie Laughing


Gonna have to change my avatar... Don't really want to be a spoiler[murdering witch that kills off a perfectly good magical girl ] who has awesome breasts by the way.

I can see how this forum skews older.
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larinon
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Joined: 27 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:51 pm Reply with quote
I ran some quick and dirty statistics comparing the ANN reader poll to the forum user poll. Admittedly not all forum users likely browse this poll forum, but let's see what we have.

The problem in creating statistics from grouped data such as this is that we need the midpoint of each age range to help calculate data. In ANN's reader poll, I took under 18 to be 13-17 and over 65 to be 65-75. If I happen to exclude anyone I apologize. Ideally the intervals would be evenly distributed, but without the raw data let's see what we get as a result:

>>ANN Reader Poll
average age: approximately 25.8
median age: approximately 20.8

Since there are no responses in the open-ended age groups, I did not have to guess at those boundaries or otherwise make up numbers for the forum user poll.

>>Forum user poll (at this moment there are 44 responses)
average age: approximately 31.3
median age: approximately 23.3

As we have surmised, it does look like the forums skew to an older audience. More responses would be useful to determine if this difference is significant, which I'm currently a bit too lazy to calculate.
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