I wanted to have an introduction here, but I just can't word it well enough. Oh well. The problem with polls in this forum is that the sample is not representative. The only people who vote in polls are people who are generally inclined to take polls, or have strong opinions on the subject, or generally have nothing better to do. That means that any given poll is inaccurate, and the results are crude at best, as no poll covers the entire active population of this forum. This is okay with the usual polls, like "DS Lite: What colour?" or "Pasta or Gnocchi", but not with polls regarding the general makeup of the forum, like age or gender, which I think would be interesting to know. I'm surprised the admins don't show more interest here. Yes, I know there've been polls on those topics, but as I said, the results of those are wildly inaccurate at best. Knowing that 25 percent of people who would take a poll is 25-30 years old has no bearing on the actual percentage of people between 25 and 30 on the forum. People are prejudiced against forums, games, game forums, game piracy all in one, and familiar stereotypes are: only kids play videogames, only males attend Internet forums, let alone gaming forums, only prepubescent attention whores ever post anything. So a lot of GBATEMP newcomers bear the (false) assumtion that GBATEMP is full of prepubescent attention whoring boys who download everything but the air that they breathe. The opposite applies: people seeing a newcomer (and assuming he's a prepubescent attention whoring brat who'd download... you get the idea) automatically assume the first post (s)he posts will be "how I run GBA on R4 lol". This is not anyone's fault; this is how it has always been. I myself have been surprised to find out, for example, the number of girls on this forum. So I propose an obligatory census on topics admins deem relevant, starting with age and gender. When a member logs in, or before the front page loads, let them answer those two questions before they are allowed to enter. It's not such a big deal, clicking two option buttons. And the results should clear up a thing or two. Think about it.