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858bc No.56928

Hello, fellow wizzies. Wouldn't it be great if we knew a little bit more about each other? Wizzies come in all shapes and sizes, beliefs, lifestyles, locations…

I am here to ask permission from the Admin (PBUH) and/or the mod team to organize an online demographic survey with the aim of shedding light on wizchan's population. It would collect answers to certain questions, including:

>age

>sex/gender
>location
>sexual orientation
>sexual experience
>voluntary/involuntary celibacy
>race
>ethnicity
>religion
>education
>wealth
>employment status
>living status
>psychological profile: IQ, Big Five, MBTI, other personality measurements
>number of friends, use of social media
>official and/or self-diagnosed mental disorders
>various beliefs about sex, politics, philosophy etc.
>hobbies and interests
>media consumption
>most visited websites
>how many hours do you spend on wizchan?
>board popularity
>possible improvements for wizchan

And perhaps more if you have any suggestions. All of this data would be published in a PDF with charts and graphs and accompanied .csv data for further analysis by the community. This is my first time ever doing this, but I'm assuming that I'm competent enough to pull it off. It's also possible for someone else to do it, perhaps the trusted mod team. I hope to make the process transparent, but I haven't thought about what tools to use for this (probably Google Forms, but I've yet to explore the features fully). This could be a yearly process or a one-and-done depending on the response from the community.

I'm asking for permission before I put in considerable effort in creating the survey, only for it to be removed because of controversy and/or actual rule breaking.

>Isn't this data mining?


Yes, of course. I understand people's concerns about privacy, but it would be strictly voluntary and one could skip questions that one doesn't feel comfortable answering. Wizchan's population is too small to be a significant market for any company or political party to target. And if by some off chance, a company decides to take interest in the data, then that can only result in better wiz products.

>Who are you?


I'm a long-term and somewhat frequent poster. My background is in IT.

>Why would anyone want to do this?


Because I'm deeply curious about other wizzies and I assume a lot of other people are as well. The data could be used to make better decisions for the community. There a lot of tough debates on what being a "wizard" means on here, and those are certainly easier with actual numbers representing the community.

>I'm just going to give troll answers xD


The survey will have IP restrictions and will be long enough that it would take significant effort to dilute the data. Any obvious troll answers or low-effort entries will be removed from the final data and this isn't too difficult since wizchan is probably less than 1K active posters.

a6edd No.56929

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>Any obvious troll answers
>this isn't too difficult
>is probably less than 1K active posters
I don't think anyone will seriously sabotage this survey but you are underestimating the damage autism combined with proxies can do

858bc No.56930

>>56929
As long as I can detect the bad faith entries in the final review, it doesn't really matter. If the survey is long enough, it will quickly discourage anyone trying to dilute the data by hand, and a bot script has to be significantly high quality for it to generate reasonable, non-contradictory answers.

There's the possibility of someone posting the link to 4chan or whatever, but that could easily be filtered if we can detect and record the referrer address of the survey user. Any user that came to that survey outside of a wizchan domain could be filtered from the final analysis.

e9dc7 No.56931

>literal data-mining tread

What the fuck would you even do with such info?
You do know that it's 100% certain that the data won't be even close to accurate right?

858bc No.56932

>>56931
>What the fuck would you even do with such info?

Draw cool looking charts and graphs, of course.

>You do know that it's 100% certain that the data won't be even close to accurate right?


Error is a part of every measurement, but a 100%?
You can't say that for sure until you have the data. Maybe at the end of the collection period, I'll just come out and say that it's all bad data and nothing will come of it.

004fa No.56933

>>56932
Wizchan has around 10-20 active posters and no more than 100 that post at least once per month. If you get more than 30 answers it'll probably be very bad data.

858bc No.56934

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>>56933
Again, we can't know for sure until we do the thing. It really doesn't cost anything to have a thread up for a month or two and then see what we have. It's also possible for me to lose interest before the survey even gets made. This is simply about permission first, not exactly about the feasibility or logistics of the thing.

I sure wish these stats worked.

ed4ea No.56935

>age
25
>sex/gender
boy/wizard apprentice
>location
florida
>sexual orientation
males
>sexual experience
celibate
>voluntary/involuntary celibacy
voluntary
>race
caucasoid
>ethnicity
scandinavian
>religion
none
>education
some college
>wealth
none
>employment status
unemployed
>living status
with parents
>psychological profile: IQ, Big Five, MBTI, other personality measurements
94 iq, ISFJ
>number of friends, use of social media
none, image boards
>official and/or self-diagnosed mental disorders
official: adhd, anxiety, ocd, bipolar 2, unofficial: autism
>various beliefs about sex, politics, philosophy etc.
I believe in friendship and asexualism
>hobbies and interests
talking to wizards, natural history, paranormal, drawing, video games
>media consumption
mostly youtube
>most visited websites
wizchan, youtube, pixiv
>how many hours do you spend on wizchan?
10+ a day
>board popularity
/b/
>possible improvements for wizchan
fixing bugs and more features

befdb No.56936

>>56933
>Wizchan has around 10-20 active posters and no more than 100 that post at least once per month.
Where are you getting these numbers from, wiz?

b9e71 No.56937

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>>56935
>actually just hands over his info
94 iq confirmed at least

563cf No.56938

dont respond to these datamining threads. seriously. i know you get the urge to share and feel special about your life but no one cares op is just compiling a dataset across various other imageboards that your response will become a part of

858bc No.56939

>>56936
From the last demographic re- oh wait, no, it's just a guesstimate.

>>56935
I'm not currently collecting any data and the questions are just broad areas that will get expanded in the final survey. For instance, religion wouldn't simply ask for affiliation, but also gauge your actual religious beliefs. Thanks for the response anyway, I guess.

>>56938
Firstly, I'm not actually collecting any data yet. Secondly, I'm not interested in collecting data from other imageboards, just interested in wizzies. Most of the questions will in some way pertain to the wizard condition. Thirdly, most data miners don't publish their data afterwards or offer a summary report for the general public.

563cf No.56940

>>56939
you might not be the one collecting data but anyone visiting the site wikl have it all laid out for them to gobble up

858bc No.56944

>>56940
It would be a very small, yet detailed data set that's only really useful to you if you're interested in the community. The only way I can see someone abusing this is if some libshit tabloid wrote an article "Study shows inncels are mostly white males in their twenties living with their parents", but even that is a stretch.

What can you even do with it? You can't sell it or use it for market analysis since it's very small. You can't use it to solicit sales since there's no personal information like email, phone or address. The only thing you can do with it is draw cool charts and graphs that are only really meaningful to you if you're actually part of the community.

For me personally, I'd like to be able to say "But wizchan's 2020 demographic report says X% of wizzies believe in Y…" when discussing things here.

74a0b No.57017

>>56944
take a hike weirdo outsider. wizchan is anonymous, the only data I'd give you is my cock size and that's being generous.

858bc No.57021

>>57017
Very funny, wiz. But it is I who will have the last laugh, as I sell your cock data to the highest bidder. Little do you know, companies are hungry for data on little inncels like you and will pay premium to get ahead in the pocket pussy and waifu AI market.

0e80f No.57034

>age
Fuck you
>sex/gender
Fuck you
>location
Fuck you
>sexual orientation
Fuck you
>sexual experience
Fuck you
>voluntary/involuntary celibacy
Fuck you
>race
Fuck you nigger
>ethnicity
Fuck you
>religion
Fuck you
>education
Fuck you
>wealth
Fuck you
>employment status
Fuck you
>living status
Fuck you
>psychological profile: IQ, Big Five, MBTI, other personality measurements
Fuck you
>number of friends, use of social media
Fuck you
>official and/or self-diagnosed mental disorders
Fuck you
>various beliefs about sex, politics, philosophy etc.
Fuck you
>hobbies and interests
Fuck you
>media consumption
Fuck you
>most visited websites
Fuck you
>how many hours do you spend on wizchan?
Fuck you
>board popularity
Fuck you
>possible improvements for wizchan
Go away

74a0b No.57038

>>57021
when will you learn smoothbrain, it's not about what you will or will not do with the data, it's that it's an anonymous imageboard, collecting statistics is an attempt to de-anonymize it, even if you don't think so.

i'm not even sure what you think you can gain from this. any such survey will be self-selected and there would be enough trolls to try to skew the numbers, so whatever data you do extract will be worthless. you're a retard you know that?

858bc No.57041

>>57034
Amusing, but even based on this I can probably extrapolate your IQ, race, political affiliation and probably a dozen possible mental illnesses.

>>57038
Thank you for your profound opinion, but no one is asking you to participate. The survey won't ask for any real personal information, so saying it's an attempt to "de-anonymize" people is laughable. All of these questions have been threads at one point or another, where people willingly talked about their lives in as much detail as they can. If you want perfect anonymity, then don't have an imageboard in the first place. Each entry by itself is relatively useless info (just like your opinion now), but put together you have a broad picture of the community that can only serve to better it and in no way infringes on the privacy of any one individual.

I don't care about your speculation about the validity or usefulness of the data before the fact. You might as well just pull numbers and conclusions out of your ass like a magician. Retards like you will simply complain about everything just for the sake of it, and I know you're likely going to be one of the people that tries to shit up the data just because you're butthurt about someone is doing something you don't like.

Here's the thing: unless the mods officially tell me to cease and desist, I will post the survey at the beginning of next year and then publish a full report with the original data some time after that.

004fa No.57043

>>57038
>when will you learn smoothbrain, it's not about what you will or will not do with the data, it's that it's an anonymous imageboard, collecting statistics is an attempt to de-anonymize it, even if you don't think so.
You know that the mods have access to your entire post history including deleted posts, the mods/admins have access to your IP, and with this data you aren't even remotely anonymous don't you? IBs aren't anonymous for anyone except the other random non-glowing and non-moderator users you talk to. I don't know your identity and you don't know mine. But any glow that subpoenas wizchan and any random mod can use the data from your post history to build a very good profile of you in almost every way.
In fact, IBs are the least anonymous place you can go, and that's why glowfags like them. People believe these places are anonymous so they say things they would never in a million years say and glows collect that data they wouldn't have been able to collect from Facebook or Twitter.

0e507 No.57048

eat dog anus

3f845 No.57054

I'm shitting inside your mouth. Is this sufficient data?

74a0b No.57055

>>57043
im talking about in practice, yeah if someone breaks rules/laws their posting history is called into question out of necessity. for all intents and purposes a post should come from anonymous, not a person, hence avatarfagging and such are against the rules.

>>57041
didnt read, shit thread

004fa No.57060

>>56928
Here's a real suggestion for you:
Do it on 4chan like the rest of the psychology students. Wizchan is such a small userbase that the fake and troll data won't get averaged out by the truthful data as with larger sample sizes. If the mods stickied your survey at the top of every board for weeks you'd be lucky to get five or ten legitimate entries. The majority of the already small userbase will either not respond at all or they will actively attack the survey with harmful data. For example, an effective way to attack dataminers is to fill out many surveys with believable mostly data, but putting in 1-3 extreme outlier responses per survey.

In the case of wizchan, you might get many normal white/male answers but with age at something high like 65, some with male/age-30 but hispanic, and some with white/male/age-25 but gay. All of the answers alone would be believable, but it would make the data say that the average wizchan user is a 55 year old homosexual hispanic male, when each of the responses alone are quite believable. For small surveys this sort of attack is actually effective and when the surveyor doesn't know it's happening they usually can't ever detect it, and normal averaging doesn't work to stop it.

Long story short, go make repeated datamine threads with single questions or even full surveys on reddit/4chan and collect the responses from those over the course of a few weeks.

858bc No.57061

>>57060
I'm only interested in the wizchan userbase, not "imageboard users" or even "celibates on the Internet". I'm not a Uni student and this is purely done to satisfy my own curiosity, so getting more significant and trustworthy data from some other source other than wizchan isn't useful to me.

I'm willing to try it out despite your estimates of low number of participants and potential pitfalls. It really doesn't cost anything to have a thread for a month or two and see the quantity and quality of responses. In the end, I might not even publish a report if it really turns out as bad as you say.

004fa No.57062

>>57061
What's the reason for your interest in wizchan specifically?

858bc No.57063

>>57062
It's been my home for some years now. I want to know what kind of people browse this place, even the covert normalfags and succubi.

60f33 No.57828

>>56935
Gee I wonder who this could be…

429bc No.57830

>age
90
>sex/gender
no yes
>location
behind you
>sexual orientation
between my legs
>sexual experience
your mom
>voluntary/involuntary celibacy
yes no
>race
white
>ethnicity
nigger
>religion
jehova's
>education
gender studies
>wealth
no
>employment status
no
>living status
yes
>psychological profile: IQ, Big Five, MBTI, other personality measurements
room temperature, who, no, 8 inches
>number of friends, use of social media
(410) 580-5777, reddit
>official and/or self-diagnosed mental disorders
official: covid-19/self-diagnosed: aids
>various beliefs about sex, politics, philosophy etc.
don't believe any of those exist
>hobbies and interests
human rights, democracy
>media consumption
buzzfeed
>most visited websites
buzzfeed
>how many hours do you spend on wizchan?
all my waking hours
>board popularity
no
>possible improvements for wizchan
ban the faggots

d5c7f No.57845

>>57828
LOL. A*dr*w?



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