How about a GBAtemp Census?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Hadrian, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Hadrian
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    census


    cen·sus (plural cen·sus·es)


    noun
    Definition:

    1. count of population: an official count of a population carried out at set intervals

    2. systematic count: a systematic count or survey

    So a lighthearted survey of sorts, a load of questions and that to get an idea of what sort of folk reside here.

    An example:

    Regular questions like...
    Age:
    Sex:
    Religion:
    Country of origin:
    Country you live in:

    And then other stuff?:
    What music you're into?:
    Do you prefer cheese to eggs?:
    What gaming systems do you own?:
    Which of the above do you love?:
    Why are you with GBAtemp?:
    Any other ROM release news forums you've joined:

    That sort of thing, some serious questions and some not so. And then once, lets say after two months of collecting these answers we or I publish the results...well not specific answers but in percentage form like...

    76%
    54% are aged 80-90 years of age.
    2% like goats for company.
    41% Are Mormons.
    33% Hate first person shooters.
    93% are Nintendo fanboys.
    4% Regard Microsoft as an necessary evil

    Also have some charts for other questions like a best loved consoles/computers, tv shows, games, bands etc.

    That sort of thing, maybe not those questions of course we can have suggestions.

    Yes I'm bored, but intrigued to what and who join this forum.

    Edit: I'd like to add that if this goes ahead that if anyone would want to take part that once questions have been finalised, to PM me and I'll send them a form, to which they'll send back to me.

    Another thing, maybe only allow people who have been here for 6 months, maybe depends on what others think.
     


  2. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Well, I think maybe something that deleted members who have not logged in for 6 months would be good, and maybe some statistics too...

    - Sam
     
  3. Hadrian
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    Oh I'd like to add that if this goes ahead that if anyone would want to take part that once questions have been finalised, to PM me and I'll send them a form, to which they'll send back to me.
     
  4. [M]artin

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    Will do.
     
  5. juggernaut911

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  6. Veho

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    You are forgetting that people who refuse to take surveys make up a significant percentage of the population. Even more so in a web forum. So any voluntary survey results will be wildly inaccurate.
     
  7. Hadrian
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    Mega bump inspired by this but this is something I'd like to still do and I've noticed a similar thread by Veho, maybe something we can work on?

    I think it would be an interesting read and maybe the results could help us serve our members better.

    I'm just a nosy curious person.
     
  8. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Could prove interesting, I already know a lot about Tempers with Facebook, but I don't know anything about others (or at least not much). So yeah, this'd be a good idea.
     
  9. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    A Census could be a good idea. [​IMG]

    As long as people can choose if there are questions they don't want to answer. [​IMG]
     
  10. Hadrian
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    Yeah they can answer whatever they feel comfortable to answer.
     
  11. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    I know I'd fill it out, but then again I love surveys.
     
  12. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    I'm not sure I'd like that. A lot of people around here go on hiatuses and plan to return. Coming back and seeing that their account is gone would not be too pleasant.
     
  13. raulpica

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    Awesome, do it, Hadrian [​IMG]
     
  14. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    I'd answer it, because I love surveys. [​IMG]
     
  15. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    I usually hate answering surveys, something like this I wouldn't mind. [​IMG]
     
  16. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    I'd like to fill out/read something like this.

    GBAtemp had something like that ages ago and that's exactly why my old account is gone. So, as you may understand, I'm not too fond of this idea.
     
  17. Uncle FEFL

    Uncle FEFL OBJECTION!

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    I'd like a census. I don't know many people at all here...
     
  18. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Good thing my account is still here. I'd participate on a census alright [​IMG]
     
  19. epicCreations.or

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    A census that updates profile information, and can cause them to be displayed (if checked by the user to do so) would be a clever idea. [​IMG]
     
  20. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

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    People will naturally give stupid answers.I'll answer everything except for religion because I hate it.