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Offline jacobsterling

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Question about ages.
on: September 14, 2015, 06:31:23 PM
Hi everyone,

I am new on this great forum, I am 17 years old and I thought I wanted to introduce myself first. Just one very, simple question: What's the average age around here, or is there none? Am I amongst the youngsters?

Best wishes,
Jacob

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 07:49:59 PM
Hi everyone,

I am new on this great forum, I am 17 years old and I thought I wanted to introduce myself first. Just one very, simple question: What's the average age around here, or is there none? Am I amongst the youngsters?

Best wishes,
Jacob

Your old.

Offline jacobsterling

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 07:53:21 PM
Your old.

Okay, how old are you if I may ask?

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 07:55:06 PM
Okay, how old are you if I may ask?

I'm 2 years younger than Schumaniac

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 07:55:29 PM
Most of the forum members seem to be -- so far as I can tell -- younger, and a good many of them are students, either in high school or in college/conservatory type settings.

On the other hand, there are some members who are older... sometimes a LOT older!  And some of us lie about our ages!
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 07:58:50 PM
Most of the forum members seem to be -- so far as I can tell -- younger, and a good many of them are students, either in high school or in college/conservatory type settings.

On the other hand, there are some members who are older... sometimes a LOT older!  And some of us lie about our ages!

Haha, that's funny. Another member told me most of you guys where older. Any idea why members would lie about there ages? I know there is one liar. The guy from the 'Warsaw' topic.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
I'm 2 years younger than Schumaniac

Haha, and what does two years younger mean?

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 08:03:17 PM
Ranges from about 8 to 80 on this forum.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 08:12:33 PM
Ranges from about 8 to 80 on this forum.

Thal

Wow, 80?

Guess they have a lot of experience mostly.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 08:31:55 PM
Ranges from about 8 to 80 on this forum.

Thal
Come on, Thal -- I'm not quite that old!
Ian

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 10:08:17 PM
Okay, how old are you if I may ask?

I'm the square root of 12*(0.0031176929*3849)+1 \

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 02:59:20 AM
What's the average age around here, or is there none?

Of course there's one, we just don't know what it is...

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 03:08:44 AM
I'm the square root of 12*(0.0031176929*3849)+1 \

NO CALCULATORS

You look much older

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #13 on: September 15, 2015, 03:16:21 AM
Judging by some of the posts on here, I'm guessing the average age is about 10.
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #14 on: September 15, 2015, 03:20:29 AM
I do indeed look that young.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 04:14:52 AM
Judging by some of the posts on here, I'm guessing the average age is about 10.

We seem to have lost most of our more mature members recently...leaving a bunch of us less mature ones, either by age or just...less mature  ;D

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #16 on: September 15, 2015, 04:41:15 AM
You look much older
i do? so, what race am i?
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 07:37:32 AM
I am probably the active member who has been posting longest. At sixty-eight, I am also likely one of the oldest here. When it comes to pianists and musicians, I would far rather the company of young players than ones my own age, who are mostly fossilised into a habituated musical response, a bunch of dry-balls afraid to try anything lest someone hears it and the piano police arrive on the doorstep. Yes, I know exceptions exist, on and off forums, but I am speaking generally. Mind you, there is also far too much conservatism in the young, or perhaps not exactly conservatism, but rather a timidity, a needless desire for prior permission from some expert about playing the sounds they enjoy. "Is this the 'right' chord ?", "Am I ready to learn xxxx ?", you know the sort of thing.

The fact that that a few older members have thrown tantrums and departed just tells me that there is indeed no fool like an old fool. The wider the spread of age and artistic preference, the better the forum as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #18 on: September 15, 2015, 07:43:38 AM
I am probably the active member who has been posting longest. At sixty-eight, I am also likely one of the oldest here. When it comes to pianists and musicians, I would far rather the company of young players than ones my own age, who are mostly fossilised into a habituated musical response, a bunch of dry-balls afraid to try anything lest someone hears it and the piano police arrive on the doorstep. Yes, I know exceptions exist, on and off forums, but I am speaking generally. Mind you, there is also far too much conservatism in the young, or perhaps not exactly conservatism, but rather a timidity, a needless desire for prior approval from some expert about playing the sounds they enjoy. "Is this the 'right' chord ?", "Am I ready to learn xxxx ?", you know the sort of thing.

The fact that that a few older members have thrown tantrums and departed just tells me that there is indeed no fool like an old fool. The wider the spread of age and artistic preference, the better the forum as far as I am concerned.

That's the wisest post on this thread until now.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #19 on: September 15, 2015, 08:09:54 AM
Being in my 20s I sometimes wish for a few who are more my age...

However, let us consider that MATURITY is the more important factor here really, not Age and in that regard...

I'll admit, there is a correlation between the two  :-\

Let us just say some of the younguns here could stand to be a little less frivolous or at least confine their playful nonsense to private messages or at least stop taking over threads with it...
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #20 on: September 15, 2015, 09:30:17 AM
Being in my 20s I sometimes wish for a few who are more my age...

However, let us consider that MATURITY is the more important factor here really, not Age and in that regard...

I'll admit, there is a correlation between the two  :-\

Let us just say some of the younguns here could stand to be a little less frivolous or at least confine their playful nonsense to private messages or at least stop taking over threads with it...

I agree with you totally here. However, my music teacher always said I was very mature for my age when I was about thirteen or something. She said this because I always used to think very deep about the music, analyze it thoroughly and use some of my reflective work to put new life into the pieces I played. But I just think I was too young back then to understand what she really meant.

But about the taking over thread thing, I agree.

Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #21 on: September 15, 2015, 09:56:58 PM
Being in my 20s I sometimes wish for a few who are more my age...

However, let us consider that MATURITY is the more important factor here really, not Age and in that regard...

I'll admit, there is a correlation between the two  :-\

Let us just say some of the younguns here could stand to be a little less frivolous or at least confine their playful nonsense to private messages or at least stop taking over threads with it...

the age clues the maturity. like you don't feel that the five year old in the playground would act like a twenty year old, but you wouldn't feel that a sixty-year old would be watching Dora and playing Skylanders Giants. same as the appearance cluing (is that a word) the personality. a person who dresses nice probably wants to stand out and be normal. a person who dresses different probably wants to act different, and a person who dresses terribly (in the eye and mind's opinion) probably doesn't give a damn about standing out and stuff. styles change over time. i still occasionally see people wearing 1960s things. whats hot now would be terrible-looking in 100 years. take kendamas, for example. in my school, they were like god popular last year. everyone was talking about dry spikes and lunars and stuff like that. but this year, there's like 5 ppl playing it.

just my fifty cents. but i have more  ;)

and if you guys were talking about maturity in MUSIC, oh well
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #22 on: September 15, 2015, 10:14:38 PM
stop taking over threads with it...

...kyle and emily.
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Reply #23 on: September 16, 2015, 09:46:11 PM
...kyle and emily.
except emily supposedly killed kyle
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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #24 on: September 16, 2015, 11:40:32 PM
except emily supposedly killed kyle

Unfortuantely, he regained his Karma Danger Powers

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #25 on: September 16, 2015, 11:59:57 PM
Which older members left? I wasn't aware that such a thing happened.

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Re: Question about ages.
Reply #26 on: September 17, 2015, 02:53:52 AM
Which older members left? I wasn't aware that such a thing happened.


Some left with a bang, but others have more like just disappeared...

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Reply #27 on: September 17, 2015, 04:17:16 AM
Some left with a bang, but others have more like just disappeared...
yeah, like what happened to ms and m james?
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