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Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #0
I know this is a rather immodest thing to do, starting a new topic as my second post ever, but I'm not nearly as much of a newbie as it appears.

My question is, what are the demographics of the Spiderweb client population? Jeff Vogel himself has said, hrm, let me dig up the quote... "For all I know, my games only ever sell to septugenerian eskimos" (in an interview, http://www.indiegamer.com/features/aug/spiderweb.htm). This suggests to me that no one has any clue what sort of population is out there reading these boards, and after reading topics like, "is english a first language??" and "What Kinds of Girls do you Like?", it occurs to me that it might be interesting to know demographic information about people. And yes, we could all just read each others' profiles, but they don't contain all this information.

I figure that giving out all this personal information is not a big deal because we're all using pseudonyms anyway -- even my "real name" is still a pseudonym -- and none of this is, say, address, phone number, etc.

So, here are the questions (answer as many as you're comfortable with):
Age
Gender
Sexual orientation
Marital status
Highest educational degree completed
City/metropolitan area where you live
Racial/ethnic origin
Nationality
First/primary language
Religion
How long you've been a Spiderwebber
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo

As a show of good faith, I'll start.
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: heterosexual
Marital status: single IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/wink.gif)
Highest educational degree completed: uh, so far? High school diploma, but I'm a college student
City/metropolitan area where you live: San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Racial/ethnic origin: mostly European-American/white
Nationality: American
First/primary language: English
Religion: quasi-atheist
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: um, hmm, jeez. Let me remember. Since a few months before the release of Avernum 2, so that would mean... uh... sometime in mid-2000, I think.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: No, but I envy anyone who is and is also a Spiderwebber and therefore got such personal acknowledgement from Mr. Vogel himself.

Others?
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #1
and heh, I did this without noticing Robin's "Board Member Info (a Science Experiment)," but thankfully the questions are in some cases different. My survey is shorter. And besides, it would be fun to know this information about specific people -- so we could at least use the correct gendered pronouns to refer to people, for example.

And also, reading more, I don't have a political question, which might keep this topic pure for slightly longer.

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 13:17: Message edited by: Kelandon ]
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #2
Actually, census topics come up regularly. I'd fill this one out, but I'm too lazy and it lacks amusing questions for me to pretend to be witty with.

—Alorael, who can say one thing. He's not a septuagenarian eskimo, although he's only 16 years shy of that illustrious age and he does live in Alaska.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 4000
Profile Homepage #3
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Sex orientation: Heterosexual
Mar. Status: Single
Highest Degree completed: Does a semester of 10th grade count?
City/Metro Area: Spokane, the other side of WA from Seattle.
Racial Origin: European/Russian White.
Nationality: Russian/American
Primary Language: English
Religion: Christian/Baptist
SpidWebber: When I got Exile 2 from a 101 games thingy CD.
Eskimo: It's not that cold up here...

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Posts: 245 | Registered: Tuesday, February 17 2004 08:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #4
Russian. Of goddamn *course* you're Russian.

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In a word, gay.
--Bob the Impaler

Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #5
1 - 17
2 - Male
3 - Heterosexual
4 - Single (sort of... ask me again in 2 weeks IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/biggrin.gif) )
5 - doing Scottish Highers at present
6 - Edinburgh, Scotland
7 - Scandinavian/Germanic white
8 - Scottish/Letzeburgesch (no Luxembourgish is *not* an adjective IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/biggrin.gif) )
9 - English
10 - Atheist (I do visit church occasionally, but for social rather than religious reasons)
11 - Well the first time I came across a Spiderweb game was in 1998 I *think* - found E3 on a many-games CD. It wasn't until sometime in 2000 that I really got interested, however, and that's when I registered my first SW game. Ah... the memories...
12 - It drops below 0 often enough here, but not frequently enough to justify that title.

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Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2104
Profile Homepage #6
Age: 13 (14 March 14th [heh])
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Um.. I dunno.
Marital status: Single.
Highest educational degree completed: I'm only in eighth grade.. ask me in a few years.
City/metropolitan area where you live: Hale, Michigan.
Racial origin: European.
Nationality: American.
First/primary language: English.
Religion: Christian.
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since I was nine, so almost five years.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: I believe no.

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 14:51: Message edited by: Zx ]

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Professor Frost has many an eye.
Professor Frost always foils my plans.
Posts: 549 | Registered: Thursday, October 17 2002 07:00
Guardian
Member # 3521
Profile #7
Suppose I've got nothing better to do:

-Age: 19
-Gender: Male
-Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
-Marital Status: Single
-Highest Educational Degree Completed: High school diploma. Currently working on a BS in Integrative Biology
-City / Metropolitan Area: Chicago, Illinois. Champaign, Illinois during the school year.
-Racial / Ethnic origin: Asian Indian
-Nationality: American (Second generation)
-First / Primary Language: English
-Religion: Hinduism
-Spidwebber: Around 2.5 years, since I first downloaded A3 off Download.com.
-Last Question: Certainly not.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Sunday, October 5 2003 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #8
God, we really are all teenage males, aren't we? Aside from occasional twenty-something females, of which there seem to be about two or three regular posters. I was hoping to find out that we had a surprisingly large number of, say, forty-plus-year-old Japanese lesbians or something, but no.
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #9
Age : 17
Gender : Male
Sexual Orientation : Heterosexual
Marital Status : Dating
Highest Education : I'm in my senior year of high school.
City : Anyone who didn't know now knows that I live in Pittsburgh.
Racial Origin : Jewish/White
Nationality : American
Language : English
Religion : complicated -_-
Spidwebber : 5 or 6 years?
Eskimo : no.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 2155
Profile #10
Age : 17
Gender : Male
Sexual Orientation : Heterosexual
Marital Status : Single, not actively looking persay.
Highest Education : Final semester of my junior year
City : Hudson
Racial Origin : Germanic/Irish/French and probably a fistful o' other European nationalities. (Racial mutt)
Nationality : American
Language : Americanese (English)
Religion : Christian. Extremely leftist
Spidwebber : Since the original release of the Exile 2: Crystal Souls shareware.
Eskimo : Why would anyone want to be an Eskimo, let alone a septuagenarian Eskimo? In Alaska is like a Seattle without the city and Starbucks. It RAINS all the time... that or I vacationed on the off season...

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"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~ Albert Einstein
Posts: 168 | Registered: Saturday, October 26 2002 07:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #11
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Basically heterosexual
Marital status: What the hell kind of question is this?
Highest educational degree completed: High school (currently studying biomedical science at university)
City/metropolitan area where you live: Melbourne
Racial/ethnic origin: Anglo-Saxon/Russian
Nationality: Australian
First/primary language: Esperanto. No, not really. English.
Religion: ex-Catholic atheist (if you don't see how that makes me different from any other atheist, you haven't met enough ex-Catholics)
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Depends where you count from. I've been on these boards a few years now, but on other boards pretty much ever since BoE was released.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: Not last time I checked. And "eskimo" is an offensive term.
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 3801
Profile Homepage #12
Age: 16
Gender: male
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
marital status: single (wow surprise[sarcasm])
Education: Im a sophomore in HS
City: a hick town on an island near massachussets
Ethnicity: Enlgish, Scottish
nationality: American
First language: English
Religion: Buddhist
Spidweb Roots: 3 or 4 years
Eskimo: not quite

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Posts: 323 | Registered: Thursday, December 18 2003 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 3320
Profile #13
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Homosexual (I find it slightly disturbing that there seem to be only around five gay or lesbian people on this site that I noticed so far.)
Marital status: Single (Not dating)
Highest educational degree completed: High School Graduate
City/metropolitan area where you live: Village of Rife, Pennsylvania
Racial/ethnic origin: Dutch German ancestry
Nationality: American (I can't say I am proud of it though)
First/primary language: English
Religion: Liberal Christian (Leaning more towards Agnostic because I get my beliefs from several different religions)
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since I discovered Exile 1 around 1998/1999 on a cd-rom
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: No

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Posts: 935 | Registered: Friday, August 8 2003 07:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #14
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Marital status: Single
Highest education: High School sophomore
City: Saratoga Springs, New York
Ethnic origin: German, English, Irish, Slovak, Scottish, Czech... yeah... European...
Nationality: American
Primary language: English
Religion: Christian non-conformist
Spiderwebber: Almost two years
Eskimo: WTF^^ mate?

EDIT: (Forgot the Spiderwebber thing)

[ Sunday, February 29, 2004 16:41: Message edited by: Sir David ]

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-The Last Pendragon

TEH CONSPIRACY IZ ALL

Les forum de la chance.

Incaseofemergency,breakglass.
Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #15
Age: 16
Gender: M
Sexual orientation: Hetero
Marital status: Single
Highest educational degree completed: Grade school
City/metropolitan area where you live: MKE
Racial/ethnic origin: No fuggin' clue.
Nationality: Caucasian
First/primary language: English
Religion: Post-modernist
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Been in the community ~4 years now, Played the games for ~6.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: No?

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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 3220
Profile #16
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual, Kinsey 3 to be specific
Marital status: Single
Highest educational degree completed: High school diploma, but I'll have a B.S. in accounting in December
City/metropolitan area where you live: hick university town in southwest Louisiana
Racial/ethnic origin: English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and a bunch of stuff the older relatives seem to want to keep quiet--white, basically
Nationality: American
First/primary language:English
Religion:Christian, sort of
How long you've been a Spiderwebber:I played Exile and Exile II on a Mac years ago. My first registration was of Exile III on my evil PC in June 2003.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: If I am, it's news to me.

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 18:39: Message edited by: dareva ]

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But I have never known or heard of anyone in real life who has said, "Yes! My goal in life is to be a brainless follower of obnoxious people!"
Posts: 437 | Registered: Sunday, July 13 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #17
1.Age: 18
2.Gender: Male
3.Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
4.Marital status: Single
5.Highest educational degree completed: Highschool, working on a Mathematics Major.
6.City/metropolitan area where you live: Depends what day of the week it is.
7.Racial/ethnic origin: Don't know, don't care.
8.Nationality: America
9.First/primary language: English
10.Religion: Athiest
11.How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since 1997
12.Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo? I'm not old enough to be the first part, and I'm not of the right ethnic background to be an eskimo.

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Lt. Sullust
Cogito Ergo Sum
Polaris
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Erudite*
Member # 3042
Profile #18
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Marital status: Single
Highest educational degree completed: Um, so far one semester of grade 9
City/metropolitan area where you live: Victoria, BC
Racial/ethnic origin: European
Nationality: Canadian
First/primary language: English
Religion: Christian
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since A2 came out
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/eyebrow.gif) No

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The Club of All
Chance Forums
I was once member #2475, but then my account was deleted because of a bug.
Post count=406+whatever it says below.
Posts: 402 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Senile Reptile
Member # 547
Profile #19
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Females please.
Marital status: Free.
Highest educational degree completed: (Currently a high school senior)
City/metropolitan area where you live: Suburbia, MD
Racial/ethnic origin: Russki
Nationality: American.
First/primary language: English
Religion: Jewish
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since Exile II was released, whenever that was.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: Only as much as Alorael is.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #20
Age: 17
Gender: Male, last time I checked
Sexual orientation: I like women.
Marital status: Single
Highest educational degree completed: about to get my high school diploma
City/metropolitan area where you live: T.O.
Racial/ethnic origin: I'm a Hong Kong man
Nationality: Je suis canadien
First/primary language: Cantonese/English
Religion: none at all
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Since July 2001... a lot has changed since then
Whether or not you're a septagenarian eskimo: i wish i was.

Kel: i didn't say that IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/tongue.gif)

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 21:21: Message edited by: Dead Sexy Wise Man ]

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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #21
Ahem. According to Merriam-Webster Online, septagenarian is not a word, but septuagenarian is. http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=septagenarian&x=0&y=0

Microsoft Word spellcheck agrees.

EDIT: Although I admit this makes no sense, because the Greek root is in fact "septa."

And don't feel bad, Dead Sexy Wise Man; the interviewer mispelled the word, too.

EDIT 2: And I'm very happy that DSWA figured out the proper abbreviation of my name, which is Kel.

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 21:37: Message edited by: Kelandon ]
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 3310
Profile #22
Age: 18.
Gender: Male.
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual.
Marital status: Single.
Highest educational degree completed: The Finnish school system is so different from all others that you wouldn't understand it anyway. But next year it's going to be university for me.
City/metropolitan area where you live: Lovisa, Eastern Nyland, Finland.
Racial/ethnic origin: Finnish, Swedish. White.
Nationality: Finnish.
First/primary language: Swedish.
Religion: Lutheran.
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: I'm not sure I'm one yet. But if it means I like SW's games, since 1998.
Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: No.
Posts: 756 | Registered: Monday, August 4 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 3608
Profile Homepage #23
Age: 16.

Gender: Male.

Sexual orientation: Heterosexual.

Marital status: Single.

Highest educational degree completed: Studying at high school.

City/metropolitan area where you live: Parainen. Yes, a damn metropolitan.

Racial/ethnic origin: Finnish, partly russian.

Nationality: Finnish.

First/primary language: Finnish.

Religion: Evangelic-Lutheric (Christian).

How long you've been a Spiderwebber: For two and a half years I've been posting here, but I began playing a while before joining the boards.

Whether or not you're a septuagenarian eskimo: No.

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- The Great Mister
Posts: 972 | Registered: Tuesday, October 28 2003 08:00
Warrior
Member # 3117
Profile #24
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: heterosexual
Marital status: single
Highest educational degree completed: emm i'm almost done w/ junior year in high school.
City/metropolitan area where you live: Boston, Ma, USA
Racial/ethnic origin: Asian-Canadian
Nationality: American
First/primary language: English
Religion: agnostic
How long you've been a Spiderwebber: Well, i've been playing spiderweb games for like 3 ish years when i got the demo for free off of those "1000 best games" cds.
What is a septuagenarian eskimo??

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Posts: 114 | Registered: Wednesday, June 18 2003 07:00

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