Little Winged One
Most here seem to be about 15 to 25 and any new members over 30 seem to disappear quickly. Why do you think that is?
AgreedI don't buy the argument that those over 30 aren't comfortable with technology. The internet isn't exactly cutting edge by 2009 standards. That argument would work to explain why many folks over 70 aren't online, but doesn't explain the lack of the 30-50 group. I frequent an investment forum and 40 seems a typical age around there, so apparently it is possible to get online even past the age of 30. Even I manage to get online and I'm not at all computer savvy (unless compared to the previously mentioned 70+ crowd that's still busy trying to get digital clocks to stop flashing 12:00).
That would be my best guess as well, giving up on the part of the older set. If you're 30 or 40 and still have SA it's pretty hard to have optimism that it's going away without being delusional. I still come here though even though I have absolutely no expectation of ever really getting better. I guess I just like to spread my misery or something.I think many people grow out of SAD or give up. If they give up they might choose not to come here anymore. Why focus on sa for the rest of your life if you don't think you're going to cure it? It probably gets boring discussing sa after awhile. I really hope I'm wrong about people giving up
Or perhaps they have reached their 30s (or older) having tried to interact for several years, perhaps on several sites, and realised it's just not working.and it takes a certain amount of faith to keep posting when you're new, because people might not respond to you very much, and you can take it as rejection. i kind of did.
Awwww :lolLostPancake said:and i'd search personals for keywords like introvert, depressed, lonely, and get things like "please no introverted guys"
Perhaps some of them are really Americans but are too shy to say!...how can there be such a large percentage of Canadian members when they don't even come close to making up that percentage of the English-speaking world.:stu
Using SAS is nothing more than basic web browsing though. When it comes to computer knowledge I would guess that I know less about computers than probably 95% of SAS members, yet I still have one of the highest post counts around here despite my relative lack of computer literacy.Older people seem really out of the loop when it comes to Internet technology. They know how to use email, and do basic web browsing, but not much else.