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krenshala

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #120 on: January 22, 2012, 12:51:14 am »

gender: male
age: 41.5
race: human, breed: european-american
profession: IT
social class: not as high as i'd like
preferred sock color: black
favorite way to kill a goblin: armed troops
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2012, 11:21:20 am »

For the record, social class is determined in this fashion, based on employment;

Lower working class; unskilled manual labour
Working class; semi-skilled manual labour
Upper working class; skilled manual labour
Lower middle class; unskilled non-manual labour
Middle class; semi-skilled non-manual labour
Upper middle class; skilled non-manual labour
Upper class; aristocracy.

Class is determined by the head of the household, who is always the oldest working male in the household, unless there are no working males, in which case the oldest working female determines the class of the household. Wives, children and senescent relatives have their social class determined by the head of the household. Members of the household who leave and become independent retain their social class until they become employed for the first time, at which time their social class becomes based on their mode of employ; if they retain home, their social class snaps back.

Although it post-dates this system of identification of social stratification, the 'underclass' is a term used to identify those 'employed' in crime. It has also been used to refer to households in which no member has ever worked (those that subsist on government handouts) however this use of the term is incompatible with the system because the eldest male in the household determines the class for the whole household (until anyone in the household gets a job) and he inherits his class from his ancestors.

This is all from memory though from my Sociology GCSE, in which I got a C. I couldn't find which sociologist invented this system.

Good post. Most people seem to think that 'middle class' is the default.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 11:24:08 am by Caz »
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Manveru Taurënér

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #122 on: February 01, 2012, 11:35:39 am »

gender: Male
age: 22
race: Scandinavian
profession: University student
social class: No idea, not a terminology I can say I'm very familiar with :>
perferred sock color: Black
favorite way to kill a goblin: Collapsible ceiling
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #123 on: February 01, 2012, 12:00:49 pm »

gender: Male.
age: 18
race: Caucasian
profession: Student studying Programming.
social class: Middle
perferred sock color: White
favorite way to kill a goblin: putting cage goblins on a bridge, then dropping them into water.
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I know it's fairly common but I killed 180+ people in his civilization before I went after him. I was kind of hoping for something a bit more substantial than a sucker punch and penis theft.

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #124 on: February 01, 2012, 01:07:31 pm »

Results: We're all a bunch of geeky white dudes.

(Oh, my demographics? Geeky white dude, aged 38.)
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Kastrol Aslaasri

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #125 on: February 01, 2012, 01:13:50 pm »

gender: male
age: 27
race: caucasian
profession: artist / illustrator
social class: middle
perferred sock color: white
favorite way to kill a goblin: crushed by a drawbridge
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She was also sad that her father's corpse was rotting in his bedroom, but that's a minor inconvenience.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #126 on: February 01, 2012, 03:19:27 pm »

gender: Male?  We'll go with "male," that's what it says in my profile.
age: 26.  I think *Math* Yes, 26.
race: Dragon.  That's an answer, right?
profession: Game Developer and programmer (not always at the same time)
social class: Blue.
perferred sock color: white?
favorite way to kill a goblin: Spit roasted over dragonfire.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 03:23:17 pm by Draco18s »
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #127 on: February 01, 2012, 04:51:56 pm »

gender: Male
age: 16
race: Caucasian
profession: Student
social class: Upper-Middle class with low paygrade
preferred sock color: White
favorite way to kill a goblin: Military, sharp weapons (Axes)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 04:53:27 pm by JoshBrickstien »
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #128 on: February 07, 2012, 10:43:51 am »

gender: Male
age: 27
race: Caucasian
profession: QA
social class: lower middle class by Buttery_mess' metric.
preferred sock color: white with grey heel and toe
Favorite way to kill a goblin: large serrated glass disc
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Draco18s

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #129 on: February 07, 2012, 10:51:21 am »

Buttery_mess' metric

Having missed that I took a look.
Apparently I'm upper-middle, just because I still live with my parents.  I might qualify on my own, but I am not entirely sure.
Still, my response was mostly a joke (I'm still a crafterdwarf).
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« Reply #130 on: February 07, 2012, 11:13:59 am »

Gender: male
Age:22
Race: white
Profession: physics student
Social class: middle class
Preferred sock colour: brown
Favourite way to kill goblins: 1 wide floors covered in warhammer traps over huge falls or marksdwarf execution squads
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« Reply #131 on: February 07, 2012, 05:47:59 pm »

gender: Male
age: 24
race: White
profession: Student / Banker
social class: upper middle (but rightfully: aristocracy)
perferred sock color: Blue
favorite way to kill a goblin: Chop off all its limbs, and let it bleed out.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #132 on: February 07, 2012, 07:29:42 pm »

gender: Male
age: 22
race: Caucasian
profession: Network Security Consultant
social class: Middle
perferred sock color: Black
favorite way to kill a goblin: Encased in Obsidian.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #133 on: February 07, 2012, 08:14:17 pm »

gender: male
age: 16
race: Irish/arabic/unidentified European group
profession: High school student
social class: Lower middle
perferred sock color: Octarine
favorite way to kill a goblin: Magic! (When it gets added in. Til then, stupidly elaborate traps.)
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #134 on: February 07, 2012, 08:21:02 pm »

Well, this should be interesting.

Gender: male
Age: 22
Race: Caucasian
Profession: Chemical Engineer, baby
Social class: Upper class
Prefered sock color: Black
Favorite goblin killing technique: Cage trap and feeding to badgers

Any two of these things would be enough for me to google stalk all of you down to your exact name, address, credit card providers and possibly your social security number as well. :P

Um, no. You really have no idea how many white 20-something students there are in the world, do you?

Also, best of luck tracking my social security number down.
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What's wrong with using magma? That's almost always the easiest method.
I have issues channeling it properly to do that method. I end up flooding the fortress with magma.
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