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Old 09-26-2011, 03:02 PM   #21
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So what is the average age on this forum?
I couldn't find a poll of this specific topic, but my gut feeling is mid to late 50s.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #22
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So what is the average age on this forum?
I'm above average .
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #23
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I couldn't find a poll of this specific topic, but my gut feeling is mid to late 50s.
Here's one from 2007. Maybe it is time for another. Poll: How old ar you?
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #24
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I am always amazed when new members post the size of their nestegg and net worth on the board. Apparently they don't mind doing it, but I haven't posted those specific numbers because for me it just seems like too much to reveal. I guess long time members can probably guess pretty accurately even so.
I think I posted my net worth in one of my first posts, and also posted the amount of an inheritance more recently so anyone who wanted to, could figure out my approximate net worth. The fact that others known to me might come across this information doesn't concern me.

However, I'm much more careful about posting details of disagreements etc. with close friends and family members. I'd hate for them to be casually reading one of my posts and figure out that it's them I'm talking about. Pretty slim chance of that happening, but I wouldn't want to take that risk.
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When I was working, I always thought employee compensation should be public among the employees. Some small companies have tried to do this. It would make things more fun.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #26
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I couldn't find a poll of this specific topic, but my gut feeling is mid to late 50s.
Lets run a poll on this?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #27
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What about 19 and under in that poll?

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Here's one from 2007. Maybe it is time for another. Poll: How old ar you?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #28
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When I was working, I always thought employee compensation should be public among the employees. Some small companies have tried to do this. It would make things more fun.
If you are one of the top stock share holders and the company is public then anyone can see it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:33 PM   #29
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What about 19 and under in that poll?
Whoever came up with the poll probably didn't think that a lot of teenagers had retirement on their mind.

But, if you wish, you can start you own poll.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #30
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Probably not but I am sure you might get a few teens into it.

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Whoever came up with the poll probably didn't think that a lot of teenagers had retirement on their mind.

But, if you wish, you can start you own poll.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #31
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Probably not but I am sure you might get a few teens into it.
As suggested, feel free to do a new poll and include ages 0 to 120. It has been four years since the last one.
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Welcome, ER Man. I think I'm a bit of a whippersnapper (39) and I mostly lurk, deferring to the more "experienced" members.

This board is probably the greatest resource on the planet for those of us who don't want to work a single day longer than we have to.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #33
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Its the best because of the members here? Seems like its very organized with an attractive GUI.

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This board is probably the greatest resource on the planet for those of us who don't want to work a single day longer than we have to.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #34
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Don't attempt to judge the forum by the posts you read. Although only the mods know for sure, I estimate there are ~80 times as many lurkers as posters! I sometimes check out the "handles" of the "last 10 people to visit my profile," and they usually have 0 posts and next to nothing posted about themselves.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #35
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Well, I love what I do for a living for still would like to retire early.

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Welcome, ER Man. I think I'm a bit of a whippersnapper (39) and I mostly lurk, deferring to the more "experienced" members.

This board is probably the greatest resource on the planet for those of us who don't want to work a single day longer than we have to.
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Don't attempt to judge the forum by the posts you read. Although only the mods know for sure, I estimate there are ~80 times as many lurkers as posters!
You don't need to be a mod, simply click on the "Portal" link above, then scroll down the page to the list of folks on line. At the moment, I see a total of 480: 86 members and 394 guests lurkers.
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How many total do we have? What was the inception date?

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You don't need to be a mod, simply click on the "Portal" link above, then scroll down the page to the list of folks on line. At the moment, I see a total of 480: 86 members and 394 guests lurkers.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:48 PM   #38
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How many total do we have? What was the inception date?
The total number of members is currently 13,833 (from the drop-down "Community" link above). Who knows how many lurkers - probably well over 50,000.

As to the inception date, here's some info: The History of Early-Retirement.org
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Here's one from 2007. Maybe it is time for another. Poll: How old ar you?
I would guess a lot of us are now 4 years older.
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REWahoo:
I just spent several hours reading the history thread with side trips to MMND, Bull Sperm, and the Jennifer Affair.

Very entertaining! Thanks!
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