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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#91 Post by Thelo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:48 pm

redeyesblackpanda wrote:"Wow, there are twice as many males as females!"
Really? :wink:

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Just as a point of comparison, I run an english language games site myself, and our country demographics for the past month look approximately like this:

60.5% United States
7.1% Canada
4.5% United Kingdom
3.4% Australia
3.2% Japan
2.6% Finland
2.1% Germany
1.0% Hong Kong
0.9% Hungary
0.8% Argentina

I don't have hard stats on our audience's gender and age, but I'm pretty sure it's about 99% male and centered around approximately 22 years old.

So according to this data, LSF seems a bit more "international" (in particular, LSF seems surprisingly popular in Asia), though the US is still the elephant in the room, so to speak. And it's obviously way more popular with girls than at least my own, hehe. :P

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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#92 Post by redeyesblackpanda » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:33 pm

:lol: that was stupid of me! Yeah, I meant it the other way around. Yeah, there are a lot of people from Asia here, it seems.
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#93 Post by PyTom » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:22 pm

Hard data on that - taking into account lurkers:

40.92% United States
7.15% Canada
4.41% United Kingdom
4.17% Philippines
4.03% Indonesia
3.42% Australia
2.77% Germany
2.55% Malaysia
2.24% Netherlands
2.19% Singapore
1.93% France
1.78% Russia
1.50% Poland
1.18% Brazil
1.09% Romania
1.09% Italy (of which 30% is jack_norton)

Those are the countries with more than 1% of LSF's membership.

I think the big thing that comes out here is the large number of users from Oceania in the list. Also interesting is the low representation of Russia, and the lack of representation from Japan - they have 6.28% and 4.02% of the visits to renpy.org, respectively.
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#94 Post by PyTom » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:22 pm

Hard data on that - taking into account lurkers:

40.92% United States
7.15% Canada
4.41% United Kingdom
4.17% Philippines
4.03% Indonesia
3.42% Australia
2.77% Germany
2.55% Malaysia
2.24% Netherlands
2.19% Singapore
1.93% France
1.78% Russia
1.50% Poland
1.18% Brazil
1.09% Romania
1.09% Italy (of which 30% is jack_norton)

Those are the countries with more than 1% of LSF's membership.

I think the big thing that comes out here is the large number of users from Oceania in the list. Mainland Asia proper isn't that represented. Also interesting is the low representation of Russia, and the lack of representation from Japan - they have 6.28% and 4.02% of the visits to renpy.org, respectively.

Edit: Or am I wrong about what to consider Oceania? Google says:

44.53% Americas
32.62% Europe
18.88% Asia
3.05% Oceania
0.48% Africa
0.44% Unknown
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#95 Post by Thelo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:46 pm

PyTom wrote:3.42% Australia
[...]
Edit: Or am I wrong about what to consider Oceania? Google says:
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3.05% Oceania
There's something in those numbers that doesn't seem quite right... :P

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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#96 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Thelo wrote:
PyTom wrote:3.42% Australia
[...]
Edit: Or am I wrong about what to consider Oceania? Google says:
[...]
3.05% Oceania
There's something in those numbers that doesn't seem quite right... :P
Whoa, whoa, whoa, did google just kick us out of Oceania and into Asia? o.o

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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#97 Post by cloudyssky » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:17 pm

PyTom wrote: 40.92% United States
This surprises me greatly. I would have figured US users would have made up for a much larger portion than just 1/2.

PyTom wrote:I think the big thing that comes out here is the large number of users from Oceania in the list. Also interesting is the low representation of Russia, and the lack of representation from Japan - they have 6.28% and 4.02% of the visits to renpy.org, respectively.
This doesn't really surprise me. I can't comment on Russia, but for Japan I would just assume there are Japanese programs and sites out there that are similar to Ren'Py, and Japanese user friendly. That's only a guess though.
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#98 Post by SvenTheViking » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:51 pm

I agree with Cloudy on the Japan point; there are more than a few free/open source VN engines written in Japanese. KiriKiri for one, which, performance-wise, I put on par with Ren'Py, so it would make sense that you'd go for something in your native language.
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#99 Post by PyTom » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:54 am

The weirdness is the other way - Japan's representation on renpy.org - 4% is reasonable. It's the lack of representation here that's odd.
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Re: Discussion of Demographics of Forum Members

#100 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:58 am

come on! Like we are not aware of their "very" good engrish 8)

Ahem! Just wanna mention that Japan has their "own" world in ALL ways possible. It's very rare seeing them coming out of their internet borders :'D
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