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The Man Boobz Survey is up! Go take it! [UPDATE: Survey closes Thursday at 8 PM, EST]

Survey says: Actually, none of these are options on the Man Boobz survey
Survey says: Actually, none of these are options on the Man Boobz survey

Thanks to the hard work of Argenti Aertheri and the suggestions of various other Boobzers, the Man Boobz survey is now up and ready to be taken. It will give me — and all of you — a better picture of just what sort of people read Man Boobz on a regular basis. It’s completely anonymous. Go take it! It will only take a few minutes.

I will probably leave it up for a couple of days, and will report the results here as soon as the numbers are crunched.

I think pretty much any other question you might have about it will probably be answered on the survey itself, so hop to it!

Thanks Argenti!

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LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

Seduction sure isn’t his thing

Why would you put that into my head, Argenti? Why would you force me to even THINK such a thing?

Hrrrm. I have some ideas. But it’s eat time, and I don’t want to eat, so am just kind of stupid and hungry instead.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Because one of two things would happen:
1) he’d react…badly
2) he’d be so bad at it that it’d be hilarious

Go eat!

Kittehserf
7 years ago

David – what about felinist or felinazi? You can’t just ignore our furry overlords like that.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Countdown time! Go take it if you haven’t yet!!

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

Back, with food in front of me.

1) he’d react…badly

Very, very badly. I mean, that is probably the biggest trigger he has, and he has a LOT.

And I’ve decided what I’m going to do. *smile* You’re not going to like it, though.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

1,650, including one from the Åland Islands. Which I didn’t know existed until 5 min ago.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

As long as you don’t kill anyone off, I’ll deal. I mean, Biff getting shot was kinda funny considering what M.D. got out of it!

Data. So. Much. Data.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

Typing up ‘Unstable Housing’ now!

Xanthë
7 years ago

Huzzah! How many obvious trolls amongst the 1,650?

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Ok, ip first, idk what possessed the survey software, but it’s 1,645 not 1,650. Second, so far maybe 10 trolls? Which is astonishingly few. But they’re really out there — every ethnicity checked, 58 religions, all employment options (yeah ok, you’re an unemployed employed activity military stay at home disabled parent and student, pull the other one)

Third, whoever got the honor of survey #1 is David with SCENTED FUCKING CANDLES. I’m wondering if this one actually is David, since he’d have had the easiest time getting the #1 slot (besides me, but mine is like 1,200+ because I started crunching data before taking it >.< )

Four, I'm going to get an Infinity Smashed break! *jumps up and down*

Five, TALACARIS!! The smart ass data is here — https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsAwV6c2XtUtdFZnLWllNFJ3REFhNTZvU3lkbmNqQnc&usp=sharing

I can make it editable if you need me to, but if those numbers get borked I can't fix it, that's the only ID I've got.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I still can’t believe talacaris is actually trustworthy enough to crunch data.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

First off, he can’t break it, if he flakes completely we’ll still have the raw counts. Second, it’s a chance to be funny in a way we approve of — which is why I’m trusting him with it.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Talacaris — at some point tonight I’ll have the list of surveys to toss. I’m finishing up the very last few surveys and then calculating outliers, I’ll post the survey numbers here when I finish.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Make that at some point tomorrow (Friday) as I’ve just spent two hours fighting with excel over stupid fucking shit.mit apparently doesn’t like pasting hundreds of rows by hundreds of columns.

Xanthë
7 years ago

Well, it looks like 100 people other than David think they’re him. Or a horribly large proportion of survey-takers are coincidentally named, David.

Looks like I claimed row 490 😉

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

Data downloaded … and now to try to make sense of it.. Argenti, do mean that there are more responses to be included?

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Talacaris — no, I mean a handful of those are getting dropped once I do the outlier math and figure out who was obviously trolling.

Which I’ll be doing very shortly. Sorry, I overslept big time.

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

And I see that it was very long since I used a sreadsheet (>10 years) so I’ve forgotten how to code the nominal data to use it for calculations.

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

LBT: you were right.. I’m sorry everyone. I thought i remembered practical statistics, and spreadsheets, but apparently I do not,it just becomes confusing. Thanks for the trust anyway, Argenti, even if it was misplaced.And the word to try not to troll still stands.

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

This means that anyone else can try to have a fun with smartass data.

katz
7 years ago

‘salright, talacaris, it sounds like this survey is not the one you want to use to refresh your memory.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

No problem talacaris, it’s a shit ton of data and this is not the sort of misplaced trust I was worried about — just refrain from trolling and we’re good 🙂

If any one remembers how to do binary correlations, the link’s up there, have at it if you want!

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

Thanks.

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

And the word to try not to troll still stands.

Been seeing that. Can’t speak for everybody, but I really appreciate it.

Eurosabra
Eurosabra
7 years ago

This may already have been answered, but was there a separate question for people who have changed denominations/sects/synods within their original religion/religion of birth? I am afraid I borked the boxes with multiple Judaisms.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Eurosabra — yeah, it was at the top of the religion page. And checking multiple is fine, I’m working on figuring out who checked so many that they had to have been full of it (e.g. nobody follows 57 belief systems)

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Fuck you excel, fuck you M$, and especially fuck you for making office for mac a watered down version of office!!

I HATE WINDOWS!

In related news, this hissy fit brought to you by Argenti attempting to remove the 5 surveys that have been mathematically determined trolls (my mathematical method shall be included in the final report, right now it’s too mathy to make sense, or maybe I just need sleep)

Marie
Marie
7 years ago

@howardbannister

And the word to try not to troll still stands.

Been seeing that. Can’t speak for everybody, but I really appreciate it.

I appreciate it too. it still seems kinda surreal, though.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Does this make sense?

First, I calculated the average and standard deviation, and labelled anything more than two standard deviations from the mean to be an outlier. As the data is highly skewed, I then calculated the skew (using excel’s skew function, because I’m lazy like that) and multiplied it by 150%; except in the case of ethnicity, where I used 75% as the skew was 20~ and there were 27 options. Anything outside that range I highlighted as “an interesting outlier”. The reason for this difference being that the data was so skewed that in many cases there were mathematical outliers that where clearly honest answers — e.g. disabled (in)employed students — I’m looking for trolls, not interesting people 🙂

That done, I figured out how many boxes one would have to check to have checked more than 75% of the options, and labelled those as possible trolls.

So at this point we have three lists — mathematic outliers, interesting outliers, and possible trolls. I assigned a number of 1-3 to each option and figured out how many times each survey was an outlier (of any sort). Note that I did this for all the “check any” questions — all the religion ones, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, relationship status, employment, both disability questions and politics.

I then went ahead and assigned every survey that was any sort of outlier an “outlier score” by multiplying the number of outliers on the survey by the number assigned above. Those scores ranged from 1 (lots of ones) to 119. Then I determined which of the “outlier scores” were outliers using the average and standard deviation method, but excluding the 119 as it was more than twice the second highest “outlier score” and made only those two into true outliers (which excluded the person who checked literally every ethnicity category and every gender option). Having excluding that obvious outlier, and calculated the average and standard deviation on the rest of the “outlier scores”, we ended up with five surveys that where outliers among outliers — I excluded them from the results as they appear to be trolls.

While finding outliers in each set of data and then determining which surveys had enough outliers to be outliers is a bit weird, it seemed far better than guessing, or excluding everyone that was a mathematical outlier on any section — that would’ve meant dropping every disabled (un) employed student! So in the end, it looks like we had five trolls, which really isn’t surprising considering the number we have around here regularly; in fact, I was expecting more than that!

Kittehserf
7 years ago

And the word to try not to troll still stands.

Been seeing that. Can’t speak for everybody, but I really appreciate it.

Same here, I appreciate it too.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Talacaris — perhaps needless to say it, but me too. If I didn’t think you capable of it, I wouldn’t have asked you to do the smart ass section (and it’s totally fine that you can’t do it, no worries)

cloudiah
7 years ago

Thanks from me too, Talacaris, for trying with the stats, AND for not trolling.

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