The Depths of my Boredom (or Age Part Two)

Feb 22, 1999
I decided to do some number crunching at work today on the age thread.

Note that this was by hand, not with some pansy Stats package

178 Respondents (cutting out double posts, etc.)
Collective Age: 6,102
Average Age (number of respondents divided by collective age): 34.28
Median Age (a value in an ordered set of values below and above which there is an equal number of values, or in this case the arithmetic mean of the two middle values ): 33

Age Distribution (sorry, no graphical curve)

19 and under: 17
20-29: 55
30-39: 46
40-49: 37
50-59: 20
60+: 3

Youngest: 13 (Solomon)
Oldest: 66 (Bob Rosenfeld)

All and all, a fairly decent age distribution. A lot of folks my age, and a lot of respectable old farts

Someone else can do this next time
Tom, thanks for doing the math.

I hit the median age come Friday

I resent the implication that I am a respectable old fart. Old, yes. Fart, yes.
But respectable!

Not a chance.

Dances with lemmings

What? No graph? What about all those who only read USA Today for the graphs?


Is that thing shar...OW!
Being exceptionally mean, I thought I'd go now and add my age to the original thread, just to screw up your math! Ha ha, wouldn't that be funny. Unfortunately my age happens to be the same as your average, so it wouldn't change anything. Oh well.

David Rock

Stop when you get to bone.
"Hello? Is this Tom's boss? I think he needs some work to do..just thought we'd let ya know.."
Cool I will be median age this year!

Thanks for doing the math...

Now figure out the average number of posts based on those ages and how many words are in the average post by each member by name

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!


and then I can cross-reference by their daily carry knife, preference for tip-up or tip-down, serrated/plain/combo.

Then I'll make some really spiffy graphs, and convert them to .JPG and post on the forums

Or I could get back to my real job... nahhh, I need to go price out some spydie kitchen knives
So does this mean we have to change status to read "Young Member", "Median Member" and "Senior Member"?????