Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

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What is your approximate age ?

Under 16
1
1%
17 - 21
7
7%
22 - 26
11
11%
27 - 33
29
30%
34 - 40
17
17%
41 - 50
25
26%
51 - 60
8
8%
60 and over
0
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Total votes: 98

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Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:53 pm

Obviously we need to add " Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists using online Forums" , as only those who are active online and signed up for various forums are going to be able to vote ect....

Keep in mind, this poll, like all the others, is ANONYMOUS. So don't be scared...

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Postby evolvstll » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:58 pm

Well I fit into the 34-40 range. Turning 40 this year and on Easter no less. I get to celebrate the day prior with all my Southern California Frog people with a SCADS meeting at Brians house.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:07 pm

evolvstll wrote:Well I fit into the 34-40 range. Turning 40 this year and on Easter no less. I get to celebrate the day prior with all my Southern California Frog people with a SCADS meeting at Brians house.


Please post a thread on the Regional groups sub forum here, ref the SCADS meeting !

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby jig1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:40 pm

Wow, so far the lead is in my age group. Before I seen the results so far I was thinking the average would be the 40s

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:43 pm

I'm gonna guess, due to the interweb quotient.....more like the average age being, 22-26....

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby jig1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:49 pm

hopefully ALL members here will vote. It will be interesting to see the results. I think there will be quite a few underage froggers too.

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Postby D3monic » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm 30 full head of hair and 50lbs lighter than last year at this time...can't complain.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Michael Lawrence » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:16 pm

30 yrs old...What Id like to see is either a poll on how many years experience the average hobbyists on the boards have as well as at what age they entered the hobby. I was 19 when I grabbed up my first darts.

Reason for my wondering is that the boards have had more posters in the last year than ever. I tink the seasoned hobbyists to new hobbyists ratio has changed more than ever.

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby JJuchems » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Feeling a bit old, I am in a new age category on your chart Phil. I started at 17 with my successful keeping. I got my first frogs that died at a younger age. 27, bald and 60LB lighter than last year.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby frogface » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:02 pm

Poison Beauties wrote:30 yrs old...What Id like to see is either a poll on how many years experience the average hobbyists on the boards have as well as at what age they entered the hobby. I was 19 when I grabbed up my first darts.

Reason for my wondering is that the boards have had more posters in the last year than ever. I tink the seasoned hobbyists to new hobbyists ratio has changed more than ever.

Michael


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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby BcsTx » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:49 am

I was kicking 40 when I got started in the hobby, most of my friends in the hobby are much younger than me, save one who is one year younger.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby D3monic » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:29 am

Really? Judging by the one far away pic I have seen of you I would of put you in your late 30's at best....
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Postby BcsTx » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:22 pm

Ok, you just made a friend for life. :)
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:10 pm

Poison Beauties wrote: I tink the seasoned hobbyists to new hobbyists ratio has changed more than ever.

Michael


47 here...What do most consider a seasoned hobbyist? 5-10 years? Someone could have 10 years under their belt and never have bred a frog...I don't think it is a time frame, myself.

Thoughts anyone...
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Michael Lawrence » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:32 pm

By seasoned hobbyists I meant the ones with experience as far as being able to teach and help new hobbyists. Had nothing to do with actual age or time in the hobby as I know a couple guys I was in the hobby before and they are far more advanced in knowledge than I am....
But if you look at DB the numbers of people their asking questions to the ones answering, well the ones with their own experience answering has lessened. The only thing I see that is an issue is new hobbyists teaching others based on what they have been told, not experienced and there for cant go further into detail about it if asked.

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Kerickson978 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:16 am

Poison Beauties wrote:By seasoned hobbyists I meant the ones with experience as far as being able to teach and help new hobbyists. Had nothing to do with actual age or time in the hobby as I know a couple guys I was in the hobby before and they are far more advanced in knowledge than I am....
But if you look at DB the numbers of people their asking questions to the ones answering, well the ones with their own experience answering has lessened. The only thing I see that is an issue is new hobbyists teaching others based on what they have been told, not experienced and there for cant go further into detail about it if asked.

Michael

Humm thats an interesting question that i think has way to many variables to present an accurate poll for.. as mentioned above you could have been in the hobby for years and never bred anything... on the flip side you can also have only been in the hobby for a year, maybe two and already be breeding things like mad.. but the problem is the successful person thats only been in the hobby for a year or two still has not made mistakes the other that has been in it for years has.

that also depends on the individuals amount of involvement in the hobby. if you've been in it for ten years and haven't bred anything then i doubt thats your focus or goal... i mean really, breeding darts isn't to difficult. so that could very well mean that the person thats been "doing it forever" hasn't even really opened a book on them..

I wonder... if a poll taken nation wide would show that the ability to use common sense and deductive reasoning may have plummeted in the last 10 years.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby D3monic » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:36 am

I blame the uugs and sweat pants.... one look in the mirror and common sense should kick in....but it doesn't.
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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:05 pm

wow....I totally would have lost money on this poll. I though for sure the 26 and under crowd would be kicking butt....

Are we not getting the "facebook crowd" since our facebook page is newly made ? It seems like all the DB people hanging over there are of that demographic...

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Michael Lawrence » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:10 pm

There are few new hobbyists here. They all start on DB you know how it is. Another thought on all this I had as far as wondering the average age of new hobbyists as that the ones teaching other's what they dont understand themselves. Are they the older or younger crowd? Many older hobbyists come as seasoned vets of other hobbys so I would think they wouldnt be the ones.

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Re: Poll - Average Age of Dart Frog Hobbyists ?

Postby Kerickson978 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:42 pm

That is again tough... young people generally don't know what they are talking about due to lack of experience, however older people sometimes tend to stick to what they know even when its outdated and wrong....


So I bet its still going to be pretty even odds
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