IDB Survey

Post questions, comments, concerns, and suggestions about this forum here.
Post Reply
User avatar
missemma
dirty bitch
dirty bitch
Posts: 1375
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Location: London

IDB Survey

Post by missemma » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:36 pm

Dear members of IDB,

We are a curious bunch of moderators and we are interested to know the demographics of IDB. We have made a really short survey and would be grateful if people could click and complete. The survey will run for 2 weeks, after this time if people want to know the results we will publish them on here.

clickyclick for the IDB survey

Thanks
"you don't need to say pow every time I apply some wood" - Dan Howell 2015.



User avatar
missemma
dirty bitch
dirty bitch
Posts: 1375
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Location: London

Re: IDB Survey

Post by missemma » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:13 pm

Thank you all for completing the IDB survey, we had 344 responses in total.

The results are in *drumrolls*

Image
Male: 8 (2.3%)
Female: 306 (89.5%)
Non-binary: 17 (5%)
Questioning: 9 (2.6%)
Other: 2 (0.6%)

Image
<13: 1 (0.3%)
13-15: 19 (5.5%)
16-19: 80 (23.3%)
20-24: 131 (38.2%)
25-29: 64 (18.7%)
30-34: 28 (8.2%)
35-39: 8 (2.3%)
40-45: 5 (1.5%)
46+: 7 (2%)

Image
Post regularly: 39 (11.4%)
Post occasionally: 144 (42.1%)
Only lurk: 159 (46.5%)

How did you find IDB?
There were 278 responses to this questions, the majority of which was via GG with Tumblr and Google coming a close second.
However we did have some great answers to this question, some of which are below (all anonymous but if one of the comments is yours and you want it removed, please PM me);
> Out of sheer luck. Most likely through a search for information and a link leading me there.
> I love Mandy's fics a lot and she mentioned it on tumblr or something and I was like "okay this definitely will not ruin my life" and here we are
> I was looking for Deppy's tour bus and stumbled across the forum
> Felucca's Youtube comment about IDB!
> gg --> bam day --> been here since the begining
> by accident.
> People shading you on tumblr lmao (I think it's great tho dw)
> Oqua's IDB fic.
> I noticed the sign in Dan's bedroom and wanted to know if anyone had decoded what it said. I found a discussion about it on IDB and never left!

Thank you all again for taking part, feel free to discuss the results in this thread if you want to. Maybe next time we will ask a few more questions just to see if the demographics have changed at all.
"you don't need to say pow every time I apply some wood" - Dan Howell 2015.

majitzu
angel bean
Posts: 1018
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:22 pm
Location: South America

Re: IDB Survey

Post by majitzu » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:28 pm

hahahha wow i wrote bam day instead of ban day :facepalm:

That's me
Image

User avatar
LeftHandedism
morning quiff
Posts: 498
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Pronouns: she/her
Location: California

Re: IDB Survey

Post by LeftHandedism » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:10 pm

I'm glad to see the over-35 contingent is not as small as I feared. Shoutout to fellow middle-aged nose perverts!
"If you're left-handed, ask a friend."
"Why am I left-handed?"
"Everybody makes mistakes."

User avatar
missemma
dirty bitch
dirty bitch
Posts: 1375
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Location: London

Re: IDB Survey

Post by missemma » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:18 pm

LeftHandedism wrote:I'm glad to see the over-35 contingent is not as small as I feared. Shoutout to fellow middle-aged nose perverts!
Same. I did think the number for >35 would be smaller, but am pleased it isn't. I don't feel so old anymore
"you don't need to say pow every time I apply some wood" - Dan Howell 2015.

Skeletorsrighthand
living flop
Posts: 118
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:41 pm
Location: Phillipines

Re: IDB Survey

Post by Skeletorsrighthand » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:13 pm

Ohh god 2.3 % whats that look like 1-3 people
Image
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

IckleMissMayhem
full-time internet hobo
Posts: 1925
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:59 am
Pronouns: she/her
Location: UK

Re: IDB Survey

Post by IckleMissMayhem » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:16 pm

Hey hey to the over-30s! Didn't think there was that many of us! - But aside from that, and that so many perma-lurkers responded (Hey you guys! :welcome: Post! We don't bite!!) The results were about what I expected. How about anyone else?

Some of those responses tho.

Skeletorsrighthand
living flop
Posts: 118
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:41 pm
Location: Phillipines

Re: IDB Survey

Post by Skeletorsrighthand » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:36 pm

Skeletorsrighthand wrote:Ohh god 2.3 % whats that look like 1-3 people
sorry dont mind that post, i just woke up and wasn't in my right. :facepalm: mind 8 (male) people huh.
Image
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

sia
living flop
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 6:00 pm

Re: IDB Survey

Post by sia » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:10 pm

Genuinely surprised the majority are twenty-somethings, but it probably makes sense

User avatar
adequate duck
cheeky #spon
Posts: 216
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:49 am
Pronouns: she/they
Location: California

Re: IDB Survey

Post by adequate duck » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:06 am

i want to shout out to all my fellow 46+ ppl, and thank idb for being the first place to give me a survey where i got to be the very final age group. it's a life milestone ;)
"don't respect any ducks" - phil lester

throwaway
crusty sponge
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:13 am

Re: IDB Survey

Post by throwaway » Wed May 10, 2017 2:32 pm

sia wrote:Genuinely surprised the majority are twenty-somethings, but it probably makes sense
how so? most of their fans are 12-13?

thephandommenace
hobbit hair
Posts: 298
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Pronouns: formless blob
Location: UK

Re: IDB Survey

Post by thephandommenace » Fri May 19, 2017 8:28 pm

throwaway wrote:
sia wrote:Genuinely surprised the majority are twenty-somethings, but it probably makes sense
how so? most of their fans are 12-13?
Are most of them that age? But anyway, imo 12-13 year olds in the phandom probably feel more welcome and part of the majority in the YouTube comments and on Tumblr and so don't feel the need to find their own peaceful space to discuss all things Deppy. Wanting to be able to have calm, in-depth discussions is mainly what led me to seek out forums and so I found IDB :thumb:

Plus if a longtime stan started watching them at 13 in say 2010, that person would now be 20, so I think it makes sense

karma_yeah
morning quiff
Posts: 457
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:24 am
Location: Houston, TX, USA

Re: IDB Survey

Post by karma_yeah » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:59 am

I'll be curious to see how the survey pans out at the end of 2 weeks, and to see if it shows a higher number of us are 30 +. I'm over 30, and the first set of results were published before I got around to completing it..

My guess is that I'm not on IDB as often, or as long as, people under 30. (not meaning to sound ageist! But I have a husband and kids, so I don't have as much personal/alone time as I did when I was in my 20's)

Thanks so much for doing the survey mods <3
What goes around, comes around Image

Post Reply