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Update: 1/27/2012
Since starting this survey, I have collected 32 participants' information. I doubt this is an accurate representation of Gaians, but here is what I have...

Of a sample size of 32:
Average worth: 68,507,890 gold
(Standard deviation for total worth at 135mil; min. at 72k ;median at 242mil max at 626mil
Average Gold on Hand: 3,916,822 gold
Average Age: 21
26:5, female to male
On average, people have two other accounts.

Thanks to those 32 participants. This would be nothing without you.




Hello, fellow Gaians. As a population we all participate in a kind of economy, where virtual gold acts as our valid currency and goods are purchased and sold in large amounts every day.
I am naturally curious, both about the nature of this economy and the potential of the population.
So I am here to collect data samples to establish a better understanding of classes here in Gaia (other than newfags and oldies, rich and poor. I want to get a sense of actual differences in worth). I would like to see meaningful discussion about economy, markets, and statistics.
I don't mind informal tangents, just don't derail the thread.


Survey:


First, go to http://tektek.org/gaia/account.php and calculate your worth.
Post or send me your screen cap to establish how much your account is worth.
Now fill out the following fields-



Age:

Gender:

Gold on Hand:

Year Joined:

Number of Other Accounts:




If you are uncomfortable sharing age, feel free to specify within the following classes:
A. 13 - 15
B. 16 - 18
C. 19 - 21
D. 22 - 25
E. 26 - 30
F. 31 - 37
G. 38 - 45
H. 46 - 50
I. 51+


I will not publish usernames or identities.
Once conclusions can be made, I will share my findings.
This is really up to you all.
Voluntary-response samples should not normally be used to make conclusions about a population, but I cannot exactly subpoena your account information.
Spread the word, the larger the sample the better the statistic resembles the population.

Feel free to ask questions, if you may have any.
I will try to make time to answer anything you may have concerns over.

Keep this thread alive and don't fall to the level of the lowly dissenting teenagers we so despise from the GD.
Why is my post unpopular- is it because the post is mining data or because it is not what people expected?
Give me feedback, I will gladly take it down if you all think this is such a bad idea.
hornworts's avatar

Manly Cub

worth: three billion

age: 10,000

gender:f/m/f/m

gold on hand: six billion

year joined: 1999

number of other accounts: -2

yes, I can see it now, something is definitely wrong here
Sir Black Tea
yes, I can see it now, something is definitely wrong here

Wrong with your post or wrong with my survey?
People seem to really hate this thread. -9? Really?
Somebody clue me in, please.
Wolfmier's avatar

10,200 Points
  • Tycoon 200
  • Overstocked 200
  • Money Never Sleeps 200
I think generally people don't want to post their worth and make themselves targets for beggars/hackers/annoying ppl, etc.
MrsrachaelSnape's avatar

Invisible Cat

Sir Black Tea
worth: three billion

age: 10,000

gender:f/m/f/m

gold on hand: six billion

year joined: 1999

number of other accounts: -2

yes, I can see it now, something is definitely wrong here


wait you joined gaia back in 1999 or did I misread something?
I3oat's avatar

Lunatic

8,900 Points
  • Mark Twain 100
  • Citizen 200
  • Invisibility 100
Worth: I'm rounding it to 19 million. emotion_donotwant

Age: Almost 30 in boat years.

Gender: Boat's don't have genders.

Gold on Hand: 4k

Year Joined: I don't know.

Number of Other Accounts: Probably 3 or more. I can't recall.

Tektek's calculations isn't exactly accurate. I probably cost less after you take out all the other unnecessary objects, such as zOMG items.

hornworts's avatar

Manly Cub

MrsrachaelSnape
Sir Black Tea
worth: three billion

age: 10,000

gender:f/m/f/m

gold on hand: six billion

year joined: 1999

number of other accounts: -2

yes, I can see it now, something is definitely wrong here


wait you joined gaia back in 1999 or did I misread something?


oh wait that should read 1899
Wolfmier
I think generally people don't want to post their worth and make themselves targets for beggars/hackers/annoying ppl, etc.
Would that really push them to dislike the thread?

I did not say they had to post it in the thread- send me a PM, I am just collecting information.
I3oat
Worth: I'm rounding it to 19 million. emotion_donotwant

Age: Almost 30 in boat years.

Gender: Boat's don't have genders.

Gold on Hand: 4k

Year Joined: I don't know.

Number of Other Accounts: Probably 3 or more. I can't recall.


I am not sure whether to take your answer seriously.
I3oat's avatar

Lunatic

8,900 Points
  • Mark Twain 100
  • Citizen 200
  • Invisibility 100
Wraith_92
I3oat
Worth: I'm rounding it to 19 million. emotion_donotwant

Age: Almost 30 in boat years.

Gender: Boat's don't have genders.

Gold on Hand: 4k

Year Joined: I don't know.

Number of Other Accounts: Probably 3 or more. I can't recall.


I am not sure whether to take your answer seriously.
emotion_awesome
I3oat
emotion_awesome
Your answers are invalid.
I3oat's avatar

Lunatic

8,900 Points
  • Mark Twain 100
  • Citizen 200
  • Invisibility 100
Wraith_92
I3oat
emotion_awesome
Your answers are invalid.
Lol.
Wolfmier's avatar

10,200 Points
  • Tycoon 200
  • Overstocked 200
  • Money Never Sleeps 200
Wraith_92
Wolfmier
I think generally people don't want to post their worth and make themselves targets for beggars/hackers/annoying ppl, etc.
Would that really push them to dislike the thread?

I did not say they had to post it in the thread- send me a PM, I am just collecting information.

Giving you that information privately wouldn't really be much different. All we have is your word that you are not going to use it for any sinister motive, and that doesn't really count for much with people who don't know you. It's just not the kind of info anyone wants floating around.

This is just my opinion though. If anyone wants to send in all their stats, then good for them.
Wolfmier
Wraith_92
Wolfmier
I think generally people don't want to post their worth and make themselves targets for beggars/hackers/annoying ppl, etc.
Would that really push them to dislike the thread?

I did not say they had to post it in the thread- send me a PM, I am just collecting information.

Giving you that information privately wouldn't really be much different. All we have is your word that you are not going to use it for any sinister motive, and that doesn't really count for much with people who don't know you. It's just not the kind of info anyone wants floating around.

This is just my opinion though. If anyone wants to send in all their stats, then good for them.
So it is too private...
I haven't been on Gaia in a while. I lost the sense of ownership people have for their accounts.
I see, and thank you for being so gracious.

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