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  james55 20:27 10 Aug 2004

Younger adults are more likely to own and use pirated goods than older adults:

Will this poll give an honest answer?

Example 1: I am older therefore I agree.

Example 2: I am young therefore I disagree.

Without having an age poll in pirated goods how can anyone really know who does what.

This is not a complaint just a question.


  watchful 20:32 10 Aug 2004

Honest answer, I don't think so.

  Forum Editor 21:11 10 Aug 2004

What we want to know is what people think.....their age is irrelevant.

Why do you assume that younger adults will disagree with the statement? Come to that, why do you assume that older adults will agree? What we want to know is what peoples' perceptions are, and for what must be the umpteenth time - we aren't out to run a scientific poll here - that's not the intention at all. If we wanted to do that we would go about it quite differently.

  Forum Editor 21:17 10 Aug 2004

Many thanks for your elegantly worded contribution. You too have obviously failed completely to understand what we're doing here. On the basis of your assertion that the question isn't worth answering I wonder why you bother wasting your time to join us here at all. In fact..........

  james55 22:05 10 Aug 2004

Forum Editor

The point I was trying to make is if age as you put it is irrelevant, then why class age in your poll.

My second point is where can I base my facts on, where can I get that knowledge.


  james55 22:27 10 Aug 2004

Old Shep

Your question has a valid point; I can't understand why the FE took such an exception to your contribution.


  james55 23:12 10 Aug 2004

GANDALF <|:-)>

Your question also has a valid point, therefore nobody should take an exception to it.

However whatever point is made it should be taken in context of the discussion and not personnel to any particular person.


  Forum Editor 23:16 10 Aug 2004

for the purpose of clarity:

1. What on earth makes you assume that young people will automatically say that it's older people who use pirated goods? I invite you to offer me one good reason why your assertion is true.

2. Conversely, why should an older adult automatically say that it's younger people who do it? How can you possibly know that to be the case?

You're making a sweeping assumption Jim, and it doesn't hold water. The age of the poll respondents matters not one iota - it's a quick consensus that we seek, not an age-related survey. If we wanted to do that we would have done it.

As for Old Shep's 'valid point'.........what was it for goodness sake - apart from a perfect demonstration of his talent for rudeness?

  james55 23:45 10 Aug 2004

Forum Editor

The whole point of this thread has not gone the direction I intended, young or old it doesn’t really matter how they vote.

I can't vote this time because I have no real way of knowing if I was right or wrong.

As for Old Shep, I have read more rude reply's to other people’s threads from someone who has posted to this thread tonight without the same backlash.

There may be some history from before tonight I may have missed.

I must admit I am no good at yes/no questions because I know for definite I won't agree with one of them.


  Forum Editor 23:49 10 Aug 2004

let's leave it at that shall we? I think you'll agree your point of view has had a good airing, and you've ticked the thread, so.............

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

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