At 11/16/04 03:11 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
Dude, WTF? You state all these things like they are facts, when they are just your opinions and ideas.
Of course they're generalities. I only get to interact with the BBS users, but these were the generalities I arrived at through study. I would think that you would understand just how lazy most of us are. You frequently see people asking exactly the same questions over and over on the same page when all they have to do is read a little, even skimming or using a Find option would present people with answers or evidence that they're being unoriginal.
You have no clue that anything you are saying is true.
As I said, I couldn't get a complete demographic study for this due to artists who choose not to use the BBS and posting one's true age is optional, but I have conducted research into this.
You check into general, the politics regular lounge, and other such lounges and you hear people lamenting real life problems more often than Flash problems. Check their profiles and you can learn more about them.
Check into the Flash forum and you find the people who are trying actively and they come from all walks of life, but you do see trends.
The average age of users that submit flash trends toward late teens to a few years older, the age where they can accumulate their own money and have a proper (or improper if they haven't learned to budget their time) amount of free time. The average NG BBS user runs the gamut with extremes at 13 and 35 during the four randomized time intervals during which I checked the profiles of all online users, of course being a BBS user doesn't require any time commitment. I came up with about 550 users which should adequately represent a cross section. I did this research during my lurking phase before I signed up for an account so the trends may have changed within the past half a year, but I'd doubt it.
The people who posted after you see what was the true cause of the low turn out.
I never dismissed that the prize was another factor. It's probably the primary factor. I try not to repeat the obvious during normal discussion.
Incidentally, why are you attacking me? I was presenting a trend and speculating as to the cause. Is there something inherently wrong about this?