View Full Version : Guess the average age of our forum members!


Tmoney
05-15-15, 08:50 AM
Over the last couple of weeks I have tracked the ages based on birthdays listed at the bottom of our main page. Can you guess what the average age of our members is?

The winner gets nothing more than bragging rights! Now, it may not reflect the actual average based on every single member, it's only an estimate based on two weeks of birthday listings. Not everyone likes to list their birthday. Which is absolutely okay!

KarmanMonkey
05-15-15, 08:55 AM
Are we talking about Mean, Median, or Mode here? <-- math nerd talk :-D

Abi
05-15-15, 08:55 AM
35

Xxxx

Abi
05-15-15, 08:56 AM
Average means mean karmanmonkey

Fuzzy12
05-15-15, 09:11 AM
28 and bla bla :)

KarmanMonkey
05-15-15, 09:13 AM
Average means mean karmanmonkey

av·er·age/ˈav(ə)rij/


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a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
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:cool:

Anyway, assuming we're going with the mean, I'll go higher and say 40, since there's probably a number of members who are quietly lurking, and I'm going to be blatantly ageist and assume that younger members are more visable and vocal :p

stef
05-15-15, 10:02 AM
I'll only play if we get chocolate.

Greyhound1
05-15-15, 11:16 AM
I will say 31 years old and will offer some chocolate to Stef to play.

Tmoney
05-15-15, 11:51 AM
We are looking for an exact number and I'll tell you its between 25 and 60.

Chocolate sounds really nice!

willow129
05-15-15, 12:34 PM
47! That's my guess!

Tmoney
05-15-15, 02:07 PM
Okay the next clue by minimizing the range.

It's between 30 and 50.

midnightstar
05-15-15, 02:50 PM
40? No idea :p

Lunacie
05-15-15, 03:06 PM
We are looking for an exact number and I'll tell you its between 25 and 60.

Chocolate sounds really nice!

I guess exactly 46 years, 11 months, 22 days, and 50 minutes (central daylight time).
:D

Fuzzy12
05-15-15, 03:06 PM
32...

Hold on..there are a lot of members who aren't currently active but registered donkey years ago so that would drive the average age up.

Hm...45

Tmoney
05-15-15, 03:32 PM
The answer is 41.

I hope over the years that this number drops down to reflect that people are reaching out for help sooner and not suffering in silence for so many years like I did!

Tmoney
05-15-15, 03:32 PM
40? No idea :p

You had the closest guess!

Greyhound1
05-15-15, 05:20 PM
Thanks Tmoney for doing that. I find information like that very interesting.

One flaw I think that really skews the numbers is that most of those "members" haven't been active in many years. Since they will always be members the average age will only get higher when based on total membership.

I would imagine that the average age of our active or current members would be younger.

Pilgrim
05-15-15, 05:52 PM
I'm just below 41, that means I'm average?

peripatetic
05-15-15, 06:21 PM
The answer is 41.

I hope over the years that this number drops down to reflect that people are reaching out for help sooner and not suffering in silence for so many years like I did!

interesting.

i would say that getting treatment and age of being online don't necessarily have anything to do with one another. i turn forty one this coming june, but i was first diagnosed at age eight. i had treatment/help LOOOOONG before being online. 1. because being online didn't used to be a thing and 2. because i wasn't personally online apart from sending email before 2009.

TheChemicals
05-15-15, 06:27 PM
41 yum.

Greyhound1
05-15-15, 06:32 PM
Finally, I am above average!

Little Missy
05-15-15, 07:41 PM
And then comes creaking in, none other than the Ole' Critter herself...:cool:

Stevuke79
05-19-15, 01:22 PM
Are we talking about Mean, Median, or Mode here? <-- math nerd talk :-D

Average means mean karmanmonkey

Clearly he was asking if we're looking at arithmetic or geometric mean.

midnightstar
05-19-15, 01:44 PM
Finally, I am above average!

You're always above average to everyone on ADDF Great Hound of Grey :grouphug:

I'm a lot below average :p

Lunacie
05-19-15, 02:13 PM
I'm a lot below average :p

Au contraire, mon amie. :grouphug:
I think you're a lot above average as a friend and as a kitty carer!

midnightstar
05-19-15, 02:56 PM
Au contraire, mon amie. :grouphug:
I think you're a lot above average as a friend and as a kitty carer!

No idea what that means :o

Proof that I'm nowhere near average - a lot below it :p

Lunacie
05-19-15, 03:17 PM
No idea what that means :o

Proof that I'm nowhere near average - a lot below it :p

It's about the only French I know ... it means I disagree, my friend. :)

stef
05-19-15, 03:43 PM
I forget we are all different ages, everyone seems about 30!

TygerSan
05-19-15, 03:56 PM
Hmm. . . interesting. I don't have my birthday listed in my profile. I wonder who else doesn't either.

Shall I start a poll and see if the results from the poll are similar?

midnightstar
05-19-15, 04:02 PM
It's about the only French I know ... it means I disagree, my friend. :)

I did french at school and I dropped it because I could never remember what any of the words meant :o bonjour is hello, chat is cat, chien is dog and au revoiur (sp) is goodbye :o that's my knowledge of french from 2 years at school :o :doh:

Lunacie
05-19-15, 05:07 PM
Hmm. . . interesting. I don't have my birthday listed in my profile. I wonder who else doesn't either.

Shall I start a poll and see if the results from the poll are similar?

The year of my birth isn't listed in my profile, though I did list month and day.

I don't remember why I chose to do it that way.

It's not like I never mention my age from time to time ... I'm 64 now.

I'd be interested in having a poll on the topic.

If it were anonymous, maybe most members would take part.