Poll: Where are you?
Africa
Antarctica
Asia
Europe
North America
Oceania
South America
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Where are you - a poll
11-27-2017, 08:03 AM
Post: #1
Where are you - a poll
To satisfy our curiosity, please indicate your continent!

(If you'd like to be more exact, feel free to post a comment as well as voting.)

[Following on from a discussion about shipping delays and conveniences]
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11-27-2017, 08:59 AM
Post: #2
RE: Where are you - a poll
all Europeans so far because the ones living in America (North, Central, South) are sleeping.

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11-27-2017, 02:16 PM
Post: #3
RE: Where are you - a poll
We Europeans are the majority so far.
Also i guess i know who were the votes from South America and Australia, i mean, Oceania. Smile

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11-27-2017, 06:28 PM
Post: #4
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-27-2017 08:59 AM)pier4r Wrote:  all Europeans so far because the ones living in America (North, Central, South) are sleeping.

Ha North America pulling ahead
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11-28-2017, 04:14 PM
Post: #5
RE: Where are you - a poll
I've brought my Prime, 49G+ and 35S to Antarctica.
Does that qualify me to put Antarctica in the poll_ ;-)

Anyway, when not at sea, I'm a Norwegian living in Latvia.

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11-28-2017, 05:44 PM
Post: #6
RE: Where are you - a poll
Dear fellow Europeans. Please don't be shy, we know that we are the majority!


Aside from jokes, I thought that south america and asia had more users.

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11-29-2017, 06:39 AM
Post: #7
RE: Where are you - a poll
Cape Town, South Africa.
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11-29-2017, 09:48 AM
Post: #8
RE: Where are you - a poll
Ah, I was pretty sure there was at least one member from SA - please put your vote in!
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11-29-2017, 09:41 PM
Post: #9
RE: Where are you - a poll
Near Hamburg-Germany. I thought there are a lot more users here.
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11-30-2017, 02:13 AM
Post: #10
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-29-2017 09:41 PM)Arno K Wrote:  I thought there are a lot more users here.

There are currently 7,388 registered users.

Some registered, but will never come back.

Some only lurk and never post.

Some won't even find this thread.

Some have found it, but don't participate in polls.

So the only thing you really can conclude is regional demographics for those members that choose to participate in this poll... so far 1.35% of the membership (I just had to get a calculation in here somewhere).

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11-30-2017, 02:24 AM
Post: #11
RE: Where are you - a poll
According to Wikipedia the population of Antarctica is 1106. They can still win by a significant margin!
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11-30-2017, 11:41 AM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2017 11:41 AM by jebem.)
Post: #12
RE: Where are you - a poll
However if we include the native inhabitants of Antarctica, we would be talking about a very large population indeed, even counting only the penguins.

Seriously, I thought that the Antarctica human population was essentially composed of spies, i mean, monitoring scientists, and these probably require other sophisticated tools in their work.

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11-30-2017, 01:19 PM
Post: #13
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-30-2017 02:13 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  Some registered, but will never come back.

Some only lurk and never post.

Some won't even find this thread.

Some have found it, but don't participate in polls.
... and some are only visiting once a week or so Smile.
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11-30-2017, 03:21 PM
Post: #14
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-30-2017 02:13 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  So the only thing you really can conclude is regional demographics for those members that choose to participate in this poll... so far 1.35% of the membership (I just had to get a calculation in here somewhere).

This is a nice observation that triggers a question from my side. Normally polls, for example voting polls, need a sample size of ~3000 random people to represent the voting decisions of millions.

Wouldn't it be similar in this case? We are less than 10'000 so a sample of ~100 people may be a good approximation of all of them?

Note that I am asking, I never dived in the mathematics of sample sizes (if you have directions to follow, please share!)

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11-30-2017, 04:40 PM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2017 04:41 PM by smp.)
Post: #15
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-30-2017 01:19 PM)Thomas Radtke Wrote:  
(11-30-2017 02:13 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  Some registered, but will never come back.

Some only lurk and never post.

Some won't even find this thread.

Some have found it, but don't participate in polls.
... and some are only visiting once a week or so Smile.

And there's at least one person who replied to the thread, but did not put their vote into the poll! Smile

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11-30-2017, 05:59 PM
Post: #16
RE: Where are you - a poll
This thread is posted right where it should be, in "not remotly hp calculators". However; a lot of people who only look at the Prime forum will miss it. If someone is interested, they could leave a link there and this might get more participation. That post might also mention that checking the continent/location in the poll is more important in this context than only writing that info in a post.
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11-30-2017, 06:57 PM
Post: #17
RE: Where are you - a poll
(11-30-2017 03:21 PM)pier4r Wrote:  This is a nice observation that triggers a question from my side. Normally polls, for example voting polls, need a sample size of ~3000 random people to represent the voting decisions of millions.

Wouldn't it be similar in this case? We are less than 10'000 so a sample of ~100 people may be a good approximation of all of them?

In the case of this Forum, I think it is not just the size of the sample, but also how long you collect the votes that matters before you could consider it 'enough' to draw conclusions. There are many members that I consider 'regulars' that only visit once a week, or every few weeks, or even less than monthly (Hello Valentin...). I would say 60 days is long enough, beyond that I think there will not be significant change, though it's likely new posts will accumulate here, slowly, for years (new members affect this too).

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