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Skinner3D
11-27-2007, 03:57 PM
:bump: I was sitting in Sociology class today, and we were talking about demographics. Somewhere along the period I started thinking about the distribution of Lightwave/other 3d modelers :D

I figured out a good way to put a poll on this so here it is.

Which country/region has the highest number of modelers?
Select one of the 7 continents
Specify country within only if you want to

*I go now to sit in a dark corner so I don't get anymore ideas*
8/

Skinner3D
11-27-2007, 03:59 PM
I started it

United States

digefxgrp
11-27-2007, 04:01 PM
2nd!

Ztreem
11-27-2007, 04:13 PM
Europe - Sweden

walfridson
11-28-2007, 01:12 AM
http://www.frappr.com/lightwave be shure to add yourself here aswell

archijam
11-28-2007, 01:24 AM
Nice .. didn't know baout that one .. but it's more where you are (Switz), not where you're from (Australia).

Merci -

j.

geothefaust
11-28-2007, 01:39 AM
U.S. - Oregon.

Darth Mole
11-28-2007, 01:57 AM
England. Finest nation in Earth (until the chavs evolved and took over)

BeeVee
11-28-2007, 02:11 AM
Bordeaux in France. What did you put James? Europe or Australasia? I guess it doesn't matter for me - I put France or the UK they're both part of Europe (well, kinda in the UK's case ;) )

B

archijam
11-28-2007, 02:13 AM
I put OZ here and Switz on the other.

In Australia, if you want to travel over here, you get a brochure for "Europe AND the UK" ;) ... London, in any case, is a ghetto filled with Australians ..

j.

StereoMike
11-28-2007, 02:33 AM
Europe - Germany

kopperdrake
11-28-2007, 03:00 AM
Europe - England.

Well - technically born in Germany, but I'm English :P

*Pete*
11-28-2007, 03:23 AM
Europe, Norway (technically Scandinavia)

arsad
11-28-2007, 03:48 AM
Europe, France, Paris

but i was born in Germany

StereoMike
11-28-2007, 03:52 AM
A lot of technically Germans here...

MooseDog
11-28-2007, 04:12 AM
Stowe, Vermont. note it's 6AM E.S.T. and watch what happens to the voting as the rest of the country wakes up. you guys have all been awake for six+ hours now! interesting.

Yamba
11-28-2007, 04:16 AM
Dammit! I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone, respond to the survey which would then kill the nag message, apparently it doesn't.

Alice Springs - technically the Northern Territory - technically Australia, we just don't like to admit it.

cresshead
11-28-2007, 04:31 AM
you missed 50% of the planet's surface....
pacific ocean!:D

...err i'm in england [not u.k. or britain or british isles!!!]

Elmar Moelzer
11-28-2007, 04:39 AM
Europe, Austria...

DogBoy
11-28-2007, 05:14 AM
Yourope 0wnz your Merika!! :hey:

-EsHrA-
11-28-2007, 06:50 AM
europe, holland.

ben martin
11-28-2007, 06:51 AM
Europe... Portugal.

Sande
11-28-2007, 06:54 AM
Europe, Finland.

iconoclasty
11-28-2007, 08:37 AM
Somebody get all these foreigners off my board!:D

Steamthrower
11-28-2007, 08:51 AM
North America...lower midwest...technically backwards local society...

jlyon
11-28-2007, 09:07 AM
North America - USA - Virginia - Fairfax
This area is a strange strange mix of east coast, the south, and a ton of people from all over.

colkai
11-28-2007, 09:17 AM
Europe - U.K. Born in England but Welsh blood isn't it look you? ;) :D

Iain
11-28-2007, 09:19 AM
Europe, Scotland ya bass.

Settled in Edinburgh but born and raised in the wet west so I'll always be a foreigner.

Exception
11-28-2007, 09:37 AM
Europe - Netherlands

mav3rick
11-28-2007, 09:51 AM
croatia buraz

ivanze
11-28-2007, 10:00 AM
Where is Central America??

Btw, I'm in South America.

juanjgon
11-28-2007, 11:53 AM
Europe - Spain

gerry_g
11-28-2007, 12:21 PM
London, in any case, is a ghetto filled with Australians ..

No, Earls Court is a ghetto filled with Australians, a more varied ethnicity can be found else where. I was going to gripe as a Brit about being lumped in with the rest of the Euro trash till I realized we are the biggest demographic in the pole, so lets hear it for Euro Wavers everywhere.

Twisted_Pixel
11-28-2007, 02:50 PM
Northern Ireland here, though it sounds like Norn Iron when some of the locals say it :p

Tiger
11-28-2007, 03:55 PM
Europe - snowy Sweden :santa:

3dworks
11-28-2007, 04:15 PM
Hello from Berlin, Europe :)

Markus

cagey5
11-28-2007, 04:22 PM
Where is Central America??

Btw, I'm in South America.


News just in..... Central America isn't a continent. And now the weather..

ivanze
11-28-2007, 05:29 PM
Neither is North America and South America, the continent is called America.

Lightwolf
11-28-2007, 05:43 PM
Neither is North America and South America, the continent is called America.
Hm, new to me. Every place I checked it mentions the continents of America... or the Americas. two continents.

Otherwise, technically, Europe and Asia would be one (probably Africa as well if it wasn't for the Suez Canal ;) ).

Cheers,
Mike

Sarford
11-28-2007, 06:07 PM
europe - netherlands

ivanze
11-28-2007, 06:47 PM
I was checking in some places in internet and some of them say north and south america, but I also checked in some geography books and only appears as America. But even so, america is split in three parts, North, Central and South America. It looks like geography class is different in every continent. :)

Speedmonk42
11-28-2007, 07:45 PM
Soon to be Montreal

emow54
11-28-2007, 08:35 PM
North America; United States; Texas; Dallas/Fort Worth

Speedmonk42
11-29-2007, 12:59 AM
I was checking in some places in internet and some of them say north and south america, but I also checked in some geography books and only appears as America. But even so, america is split in three parts, North, Central and South America. It looks like geography class is different in every continent. :)

Well what most people don't realize is that Mexico is part of North America, not Central America.

Little trivia question you can win when you are feeling bored.

ANS
11-29-2007, 02:03 AM
Greetings from Europe; Poland; Warsaw.

Iain
11-29-2007, 02:53 AM
I was checking in some places in internet and some of them say north and south america, but I also checked in some geography books and only appears as America. But even so, america is split in three parts, North, Central and South America. It looks like geography class is different in every continent. :)

Oh come on.
There are seven continents and North and South America are two of them.

If you have a geography book that says differently, put it in the bin.

starbase1
11-29-2007, 03:04 AM
Hm, new to me. Every place I checked it mentions the continents of America... or the Americas. two continents.

Otherwise, technically, Europe and Asia would be one (probably Africa as well if it wasn't for the Suez Canal ;) ).

Cheers,
Mike

Maybe we should have a repoll with "Which tectonic plate are you on?!
:D

Exception
11-29-2007, 08:23 AM
Europe is winning!

Yay!

Never would have suspected that. If this is a representable sample of NT's user base...
Puts a new light on the importance of NT Europe...

ivanze
11-29-2007, 08:30 AM
Well what most people don't realize is that Mexico is part of North America, not Central America.

Little trivia question you can win when you are feeling bored.

That's right, and where we locate Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, etc.?

They are not part of North America or South America.

Columbus discovered America, not North or South America.

I remember some time ago they only talk about 5 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, America and Oceania.

Skinner3D
11-29-2007, 08:41 AM
Maybe we should have a repoll with "Which tectonic plate are you on?!
:D

:ohmy:

I would second that, but the plate I am on is the same as the poll option I picked namewise, so I don't get any fun out of it :D

And somehow Antarctica is in the running :l33t:

arsad
11-29-2007, 08:43 AM
I guess we can agree to disagree on the continent stuff.
There are numerous ways of distinguishing the continents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continents

I guess no one is right! ;-)

And I'm as well astonished to see that there are more European participating
than Americans. Either Americans don't give a dog s...t or there are more
active Europeans here ;-)

Iain
11-29-2007, 08:45 AM
I have seen America(s) referred to as one continent but never three.

ivanze
11-29-2007, 08:58 AM
From wikipedia:

"The 7-continent model is usually taught in Western Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southeastern Europe, China and most English-speaking countries. The 6-continent combined-Eurasia model is preferred by the geographic community, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan. The 6-continent combined-America model is taught in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Iran, Greece and some other parts of Europe; this model may be taught to include only the 5 inhabited continents (excluding Antarctica)."

We are taught different. :)

manholoz
11-29-2007, 08:59 AM
Well what most people don't realize is that Mexico is part of North America, not Central America.

Little trivia question you can win when you are feeling bored.
:agree:
The trade agreement is called NAFTA for a reason, right?

I'm from Mexico btw.

Iain
11-29-2007, 09:04 AM
From wikipedia:

"The 7-continent model is usually taught in Western Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southeastern Europe, China and most English-speaking countries. The 6-continent combined-Eurasia model is preferred by the geographic community, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan. The 6-continent combined-America model is taught in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Iran, Greece and some other parts of Europe; this model may be taught to include only the 5 inhabited continents (excluding Antarctica)."

We are taught different. :)

So it seems but none of that gives Central America continent status. It's always lumped in with North.

ivanze
11-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Iain: You are right about that. We were taught here that the continent was America and it was subdivided in North, Central and South America.

starbase1
11-29-2007, 12:26 PM
Europe is winning!

Yay!

Never would have suspected that. If this is a representable sample of NT's user base...
Puts a new light on the importance of NT Europe...

I'm not surprised - I always thought that LW had a relatively strong position in Western Europe. And that would also explain why those nice Newtek people came over to see us at the start of the year! (Well, I suspect it was not the weather or the warm beer!)

Nick

Tzan
11-29-2007, 02:08 PM
Well whoever selected Antarctica is going to have to prove it.

Post an image of Anta-Claus waving with todays newspaper in his claws.
He is that angry fat old man with a black goatee who lives at the south pole. :)

iconoclasty
11-29-2007, 02:09 PM
Central America is a region, I don't think it is ever taught to be a continent.
And who would treat North and South America as one continent? We're barely even touching. If anything Europe and Asia should be combined. And don't get me started on Australia. How can you be a country AND a continent?

art
11-29-2007, 02:11 PM
Europe is the awkward one, it does not even start and end with an A.

Iain
11-29-2007, 02:52 PM
Central America is a region, I don't think it is ever taught to be a continent.
And who would treat North and South America as one continent? We're barely even touching. If anything Europe and Asia should be combined. And don't get me started on Australia. How can you be a country AND a continent?

Europe and Asia being one continent does make sense with the exception of that little island known as the UK.

Australia is pretty much out on it's own and it is quite big. I get that one.

Come on, forget the poll (it's Europe kicks the world's *** anyway), lets sort out globally acceptable definitions.:hijack:

iconoclasty
11-29-2007, 02:54 PM
I think you're forgetting North America's obesity statistics. We're probably winning pound for pound.

Iain
11-29-2007, 03:09 PM
I think you're forgetting North America's obesity statistics. We're probably winning pound for pound.

Hah! As with most things, the UK follows the example of it's Uncle Sam and we are rapidly reaching crisis point in child obesity. So nah nah nah :tongue:

tcvivrant
11-29-2007, 03:21 PM
US - the Big D, Dallas, TX

philippe
11-29-2007, 03:27 PM
Europe-France (Toulouse)

kopperdrake
11-29-2007, 08:35 PM
And don't get me started on Australia. How can you be a country AND a continent?

Heh - think there may be some Kiwi LWers who'd take offence at the implication they're part of Australia ;)

jackman
11-29-2007, 10:04 PM
only 2 asian?

axaboss
11-30-2007, 12:06 AM
How about different planets? I like to see that demo.

*Pete*
11-30-2007, 12:42 AM
Europe and Asia being one continent does make sense with the exception of that little island known as the UK.


Iceland!...its even more far away, and bundled together with the northern nations (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark).

Ztreem
11-30-2007, 04:14 AM
Iceland!...its even more far away, and bundled together with the northern nations (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark).

That is actually quite strange, but I think it has something to do with their history and language. it's has some similarity to the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish language. Now Finland is the oddball when we talk about language.

after some quick google : It seems like both Norway and Denmark has occupied Iceland in the history and it shows on the flag. :) So I think that's why it counts to the Northern nations.

Exception
11-30-2007, 11:18 AM
And who would treat North and South America as one continent? We're barely even touching. If anything Europe and Asia should be combined. And don't get me started on Australia. How can you be a country AND a continent?

Well they're not touching but I believe they share a tectonic plate.
Australia isn't a continent. Oceania is. Or Australasia if you will. New Guinea, New Zealand and so on belong to it.
At least that's what we were taught.

And Greenland is under authority of Denmark, for some weird scale comparisons :)

Andyjaggy
11-30-2007, 11:27 AM
I'm hoping that the two antartica votes were a joke.

........ I picture a cold barren wilderness a solitary red tent in the foreground. A strange light emanating from the tent. A lone laptop running LW 9.5.....

Digital Hermit
12-01-2007, 08:07 PM
USA - Houston, Texas... 3 hours away from NewTek in San Antonio! (Not that it's a real advantage, I've never been to NT headquarters. Heck, they probibly wouldn't let me in! - heh - :tongue:)

cagey5
12-02-2007, 08:26 AM
I'm hoping that the two antartica votes were a joke.

........ I picture a cold barren wilderness a solitary red tent in the foreground. A strange light emanating from the tent. A lone laptop running LW 9.5.....


9.5? Why do the antarcticans get the new toys first?

ShawnStovall
12-02-2007, 08:22 PM
USA - Midwest - Michigan - (Around) Detroit

And no... I don't have any interesting stories of where I came from. All American! :hat:

Stooch
12-02-2007, 09:19 PM
Los Angeles, USA

IMI
12-02-2007, 10:51 PM
Eustis, Florida, USA!
Proud home of the.. uhh... well, we have alot of pine trees and dairy farms and biker bars and...oh... near Zellwood and the Sweet Corn Festival! Yeah, that's Lake County's claim to fame! ;)

At least Orlando is nearby....

Speedmonk42
12-03-2007, 12:19 AM
I have to say, I am quite relieved the one person in Antarctica is no longer lonely.

cagey5
12-03-2007, 12:41 AM
He may just have gone mad and think there's two of them there...

*Pete*
12-03-2007, 08:10 AM
I have to say, I am quite relieved the one person in Antarctica is no longer lonely.

its us scandinavians with winterdepressions (due to the darkness) selecting antarctic...we might as well be there, its that cold and dark :(

(i am more of a positive person and voted for Europe.)

Skinner3D
12-07-2007, 08:43 PM
:thumbsup: Well it looks like this is sort of dying down.

I want to thank you all for your most humerous posts.

I learned quite a bit about the demographics of Lightwave. :D
Mainly Europe and North America are full of us and the rest of the world has some of us. (I pity those in Antarctica ;D)

This by no means, means that you can't post anymore nor does it mean you can't vote anymore.

I am just really happy with the results. (I am definately printing this whole thread off and saving it for some obscure time)
:bowdown:

TY again

2BitSculptor
12-07-2007, 09:43 PM
N.America., Wisconsin ... somewhere between Milwaukee and Madison.

Central America is more like a land bridge between N. and S. created by a subduction zone between the two continental plates.

The British Isles are situated ON the northwest continental shelf of Eurasia.

Iceland is a burp on the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

in a few million years, it won't make a diference... we will all be in walking distance of each other (If you walk long enough, anywhere is within walking distance). Except for you guys down under....
http://www.scotese.com/images/20F250v4.jpg

jnddepew
12-07-2007, 09:56 PM
wait, wasn't pangenea millions of years in the past, not millions of years in the future? or will it go back? Oh I'm getting off topic.

IMI
12-07-2007, 09:58 PM
in a few million years, it won't make a diference... we will all be in walking distance of each other...


Nice map.
I guess I ought to consider not buying that beachfront condo in Daytona I was looking at. :D

2BitSculptor
12-07-2007, 10:47 PM
Pangea looked a little different.
http://www.scotese.com/images/255.jpg