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Age poll follow up - how old are you?

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Poll ended at Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:42 pm

13-14
4
5%
15-18
34
46%
19-25
21
28%
26-35
6
8%
36-50
5
7%
51 plus
4
5%
 
Total votes : 74
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:49 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:That was my point, so far it seems that the forum is indeed getting older...


I think it will remain relatively constant, with the majority falling within the 15-18 range. From what I've seen, this covers the period in which most people tend to both develop and lose interest in the hobby.

seventeen year here isnt that the age when you start making advanced guns not just those ball valves ones?


There are at least a couple of members here who have built hybrid cannons at the age of 15, so no.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:48 pm

why did the vote end in 1 day, I didnt even get to vote.

Flawed.

EDIT, oh so now it lets me vote lol
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:20 pm

This was actually pretty nice idea, gives good idea of the age of this forum.

SpudBlaster: true, some 15 year olds have builded a hybrid, including me. ill just need to get good photos from it to post... :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:29 pm

I started out when I was 13 or 14... now I'm about to turn 20. I never really got out of the hobby. It grows just like people do so there's nothing to get tired of.
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Unread postAuthor: FighterAce » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:59 pm

PVC Arsenal 17 wrote:I started out when I was 13 or 14... now I'm about to turn 20. I never really got out of the hobby. It grows just like people do so there's nothing to get tired of.


Well said... I hope I'll be able to say the same in 4 years.... because the laws around here are like a snare... the more you try to make use of them the more they are turned against you :? Damn government!
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Unread postAuthor: Lockednloaded » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:35 am

It's good to know the age range on the forums, but the younger members make some great stuff too :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Copperboy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:35 am

Look at my join date, who's your daddy?! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:15 am

The poll is set to run for 60 days.

So far it looks pretty similar to the old one, apart from a dramatic reduction in the numbers of 13-14 year olds. Of course we should wait for a bigger sample size for all the active members to vote, but it could be that we are:

- scaring away the n00bs
- teenagers are more likely to be interested in less mechanically oriented hobbies

The second prospect is more worrying than the first.
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Unread postAuthor: Doctore » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:42 am

Who could thought that teenagers are interested in cannons.
And off course older people make better cannons becouse they have more experience and have their own money.
But our time will come...soon :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:33 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:The poll is set to run for 60 days.

So far it looks pretty similar to the old one, apart from a dramatic reduction in the numbers of 13-14 year olds. Of course we should wait for a bigger sample size for all the active members to vote, but it could be that we are:

- scaring away the n00bs
- teenagers are more likely to be interested in less mechanically oriented hobbies

The second prospect is more worrying than the first.

Yes that is an issue of concern.
I am 15 and have been involved in mechanically oriented hobbies since i could walk.
I go to a comprehensive high school that has tech prep class right beside acedemic ones.
I have seen the small class sizes that directly show little intrest in mechanically oriented hobbies. This also shows little intrest in mechanically oriented professions. So this lack of intrest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:28 am

metalmeltr wrote:So this lack of interest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce


On the bright side, better paid and more available jobs for those of us who are mechanically inclined ;)
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:59 pm

metalmeltr wrote:So this lack of intrest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce


Well, according to most statistics I've seen, we already do, at least in my area of the world.

In the future it probably won't matter as much, because everything will be automated. Many machine shops are now choosing to hire operators and lightly trained technicians rather than certified tradespeople, and the design and manufacture of the equipment itself is being outsourced to countries where engineers and machinists are willing to work for a fraction of the average North American salary.

Automotive shops are making a similar transition as well, with much of the diagnostic work being done electronically. Skilled mechanics are still in demand, but for how long remains to be seen.

I hate to admit it, but mechanically oriented jobs are not the way of the future. If you're looking for guaranteed work 10 years down the road, you're better off going into a computer related field.
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Unread postAuthor: Heimo » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:37 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
metalmeltr wrote:So this lack of interest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce


On the bright side, better paid and more available jobs for those of us who are mechanically inclined ;)


that is the exact reason I did not become a tool and die maker, when I had to choose a career path to follow a while back I highly considered going for tool and die maker, but the trouble is that skilled trades people are being paid a mere pittance in this country so instead I am now studying computer programming...
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:08 pm

Heimo wrote:
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
metalmeltr wrote:So this lack of interest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce


On the bright side, better paid and more available jobs for those of us who are mechanically inclined ;)


that is the exact reason I did not become a tool and die maker, when I had to choose a career path to follow a while back I highly considered going for tool and die maker, but the trouble is that skilled trades people are being paid a mere pittance in this country so instead I am now studying computer programming...


here in Australia its the opposite, i'm a apprentice fitter and turner/tool maker and once your qualified the pay is very good
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:40 am

Crna Legija wrote:here in Australia its the opposite, i'm a apprentice fitter and turner/tool maker and once your qualified the pay is very good

And when you do qualify, head West or North young man and make double the going rate in the mines.

McDonalds even pay well
http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/ ... 6064736559

Besides, all that open space to fire cannons and access to interesting nitrate based products...................
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