Survey says.... January 29, 2010 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Still curious where MetaFilter users are from? The survey results are in.

A recent MetaTalk thread prompted me to make a survey to get an idea of where MetaFilter comes from. Here are the first 100 results (posted as a comment to avoid formatting issues).
posted by Salvor Hardin to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM (63 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Survey notes: Unfortunately, I picked SurveyMonkey to implement the survey, which lures unwary internet people in to create a survey without mentioning that the free “basic” account includes few of the features necessary to make and interpret surveys INCLUDING THE “FEATURE” OF COLLECTING MORE THAN 100 RESPONSES. Sheesh. After collecting 100 responses, it cheerfully holds subsequent responses hostage while demanding that you upgrade to the “Pro” account. GRAR.

Also, I am not responsible for the existence of any locations mentioned in the survey.

NATION			#	FRACTION	
USA			46	0.46
Canada			14	0.14
United Kingdom		8	0.08	
Australia		6	0.06	
Mexico			4	0.04	
Germany			3	0.03	
Ireland			2	0.02	
Netherlands		2	0.02	
BoingBoingistan		1	0.01	
Britain			1	0.01	
Buttland		1	0.01	
Cayman Islands		1	0.01	
China			1	0.01	
Finland			1	0.01	
France			1	0.01	
Iceland			1	0.01	
Italy			1	0.01	
Latveria		1	0.01	
Malaysia		1	0.01	
Norway			1	0.01	
Poland			1	0.01	
Scotland		1	0.01	
Soviet Canukistan	1	0.01	
Total			100	1.00
			
STATE/PROVINCE	NATION		#	COUNTRY TOTAL
California	USA		4	46
Massachusetts			4	
New York			4	
North Carolina			4	
Arizona				3	
Illinois			3	
Missouri			3	
Oregon				2	
Quebec				2	
Virginia			2	
Alabama				1	
East Jesus			1	
Iowa				1	
Louisiana			1	
Nevada				1	
New Hampshire			1	
New Mexico			1	
Ohio				1	
Oklahoma			1	
Pennsylvania			1	
South Carolina			1	
Tennessee			1	
Texas				1	
Washington			1	
West Virginia			1	
Wisconsin			1	
Ontario		Canada		5	14
Alberta				4	
British Columbia		2	
Manitoba			1	
Victoria			1	
England		UK		6	8
North				1
A.C.T		Australia	1	6
Queensland			1	
Western Australia		1	
D.F.		Mexico		1	4
Galway		Ireland		1	2
Waterford			1	
Doomstadt	Latveria	1	1
Shanghai	China		1	1
Trøndelag	Norway		1	1
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:48 PM on January 29, 2010


Uh, you do know that Quebec is in Canada, right?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:53 PM on January 29, 2010


is it?
posted by gman at 2:54 PM on January 29, 2010 [9 favorites]


F*@$
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:54 PM on January 29, 2010


isn't it like northern Maine or something?
posted by desjardins at 2:55 PM on January 29, 2010


like Canada is the northern US, basically.
posted by desjardins at 2:55 PM on January 29, 2010


"Uh, you do know that Quebec is in Canada, right?"

It was. What are YOU gonna do about it?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 2:56 PM on January 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


Vermont is almost certainly in BoingBoingistan.
posted by gman at 2:57 PM on January 29, 2010


Great, I've given away Obama's next act as Commander in Chief. I am so getting fired from the Cabinet.

In conclusion, I hate SurveyMonkey.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:59 PM on January 29, 2010


pb's is better
posted by Think_Long at 3:01 PM on January 29, 2010


Interesting. I didn't even bother opening that original thread because I knew USA would have been spoken for already.
posted by smackfu at 3:08 PM on January 29, 2010


Isn't there already a KML file for this that pulls from the users who put a location in their profile?
posted by odinsdream at 3:15 PM on January 29, 2010


It was. What are YOU gonna do about it?

Have a good point-and-laugh at whatever sucker took it, probably.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:17 PM on January 29, 2010


Sys Rq: "Uh, you do know that Quebec is in Canada, right"

Not if the rest of Canada has anything to do with it.
posted by flatluigi at 3:24 PM on January 29, 2010


Isn't there already a KML file for this that pulls from the users who put a location in their profile?
posted by odinsdream at 6:15 PM on January 29 [+] [!]


Yeah, but I'd already posted the survey when I found that out, and I said I would post the results, so here we are.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:27 PM on January 29, 2010


Not if the rest of Canada has anything to do with it.

yeah. those stupid quebecers, insisting on being part of Canada when the rest of the country is desperately trying to get rid of them. yeah.

Also, I doubt there's only one mefite from Buttland. This is the problem with collecting stats based on voluntary information.
posted by shmegegge at 3:34 PM on January 29, 2010


I am also from Buttland.
posted by pelham at 3:34 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Isn't there already a KML file for this that pulls from the users who put a location in their profile?
Related question...
Is there a way to get to user locations if you're not logged in? I wanted to make an interactive posts map, but couldn't see how I could get to that info without actually being logged in.
posted by seanyboy at 3:34 PM on January 29, 2010


U-S-A ! U-S-A !
posted by Joe Beese at 3:35 PM on January 29, 2010


F*@$ tabernaque

ftfy
posted by juv3nal at 3:40 PM on January 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


Isn't there already a KML file for this that pulls from the users who put a location in their profile?
posted by odinsdream at 6:15 PM on January 29 [+] [!]


This is the info from the kml.
posted by Who_Am_I at 3:46 PM on January 29, 2010


I am also from Buttland.
posted by pelham at 6:34 PM on January 29 [+] [!]


It is vulgarians like you, with your ear-cringing slang, that make life such a trial to endure.

I, on the other hand, am from Uranus.
posted by toodleydoodley at 3:54 PM on January 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Still curious where the intersection of people who like to self-select for surveys and MetaFilter users are from?

FTFY
posted by DU at 4:03 PM on January 29, 2010


Oh and I guess that has to be also intersected with the time zone you posted in, since it's only the first 100 responders.
posted by DU at 4:05 PM on January 29, 2010


I expected little else from you, toodleydoodley. Everyone knows the Uranoids are the sworn enemies of the peace-loving Buddlanders.
posted by pelham at 4:10 PM on January 29, 2010


(twirls mustache, grins fiendishly)
posted by toodleydoodley at 4:12 PM on January 29, 2010


*insert black hole joke here*
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:19 PM on January 29, 2010


STEP 2 *remove quickly*
STEP 3 *???*
STEP 4 *repeat*
posted by carsonb at 4:43 PM on January 29, 2010


Just so everyone's clear - Canada is actually inside Quebec.
posted by GuyZero at 6:12 PM on January 29, 2010


Ich bin ein Buttlander.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:53 PM on January 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


BUTTLAND BUTTLAND ÜBER ALLES
posted by Mister_A at 6:58 PM on January 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


Ich bin ein Buttlander.

Custard- or cream-filled?
posted by toodleydoodley at 7:05 PM on January 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Still more crushing evidence that Madagascar has no representation here. Perhaps it's time to consider an outreach campaign.* If for no other reason than we could get quality home video of Sifaka's.

*Actually kind of serious. How to go about something like that?
posted by vapidave at 7:29 PM on January 29, 2010


How come that one lemur on The Penuins of Madagascar speaks as though he is from India?
posted by Mister_A at 7:58 PM on January 29, 2010


I would have thought Latveria would have better firewalls

Still more crushing evidence that Madagascar has no representation here.

Closed ports.
posted by The Whelk at 8:20 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm from Shitsville, upper Crapistan. Our flora is dejected and morose, but our fauna is obliging.
posted by metagnathous at 9:31 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nous sommes tous quebeçois!
posted by amtho at 9:40 PM on January 29, 2010


ah fer christ's sake michigan... come on! Represent! I demand a re-do.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:09 PM on January 29, 2010


Proud to be part of the Great United States of the USA, yessir.
posted by Taft at 10:26 PM on January 29, 2010


>: isn't it like northern Maine or something

Actually, we're southern Canada. With any luck we're going to be their 11th province.
posted by dunkadunc at 11:15 PM on January 29, 2010


You forgot Poland.
posted by tracicle at 11:46 PM on January 29, 2010


I can spell Buttland if I really try hard. Promise, daddy.
posted by pelham at 1:59 AM on January 30, 2010


Uh, you do know that East Jesus is in Alabama, right?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:34 AM on January 30, 2010


*Actually kind of serious. How to go about something like that?

Well, we could take a page from AT&T.
posted by odinsdream at 5:56 AM on January 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Victoria is a a state in Australia, not a province of Canada - which is colder and not full of racists.
posted by mattoxic at 6:48 AM on January 30, 2010


awwww why do I have to be the Indian?
posted by infini at 7:03 AM on January 30, 2010


Because we can't all be cowboys.
posted by gman at 7:18 AM on January 30, 2010


I thought I was the Indian.
posted by anniecat at 7:33 AM on January 30, 2010


Never trust a monkey or a human who promotes himself as such.

see also: dummies.
posted by ryanrs at 7:54 AM on January 30, 2010


Uh, you do know that East Jesus is in Alabama, right?

sure. sooouuuuthern Alabama. over the border.
posted by toodleydoodley at 8:33 AM on January 30, 2010


Wait, I know at least six MeFites in Providence, three of whom commented in thread, and Rhode Island isn't on the list?

Guess we'd all better move to Buttland for better representation.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:50 AM on January 30, 2010


You know Scotland is in the United Kingdom, don't you?
Please don't tell the Scots I said that.

posted by le morte de bea arthur at 10:01 AM on January 30, 2010


...and that 'Britain' is a synonym for the United Kingdom?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 10:02 AM on January 30, 2010


Great Britain is an island.
posted by ryanrs at 10:06 AM on January 30, 2010



Uh, you do know that Quebec is in Canada, right?

Not if the rest of Canada has anything to do with it.


Once again with passion: Oh, Canada! Please consider our plea! Trade Quebec for Hawai'i (the US may very happily give up Texas - you'd still have a province with foreign-sounding secessionists to dog pile). We even have the Union Jack in our flag. You guys spend half your year here anyway.

Mahalo Nui,
People of Hawai'i who want end US military occupation.
posted by Surfurrus at 11:49 AM on January 30, 2010


Oh, Canada! Please consider our plea! Trade Quebec for Hawai'i

Dude. Do you know what the birther movement would do if Hawai'i became a province of Canada?

actually, it might be worth it just to see their heads explode
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:34 PM on January 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


Let's do an average of the GPS co-ordinates to find the most convenient spot for Mefites (per capita), and then hold a meetup there. If it's out in the middle of the ocean, that's okay. We'll just have it on a boat and enjoy the liberties of international waters.

Obligatory. Also, I just imagined Matt winning a free boat ride for three...
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:41 PM on January 30, 2010


Yes, I obviously did not do a careful enough job copying and pasting the survey results from SurveyMonkey. However I was not expecting that the "download data" button would be disabled GRAAAAR SURVEYMONKEY GRAAR!!@#
posted by Salvor Hardin at 4:00 PM on January 30, 2010


Damn, I missed the over/under on NY by 2 points. GRAR!
posted by Splunge at 11:13 PM on January 30, 2010


We have always been at war with Buttland.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:03 AM on January 31, 2010


Great Britain is an island.

Indeed it is. However, 'Britain' alone is more frequently used as shorthand for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the political (as opposed to geographical) entity.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:03 AM on January 31, 2010


Let's do an average of the GPS co-ordinates to find the most convenient spot for Mefites

I'll get my shovel...
posted by ryanrs at 4:40 PM on January 31, 2010


Just so everyone's clear - Canada is actually inside Quebec.

Back around the '95 referendum, the Royal Canadian Air Farce did a bit spoofing some of the federalist ads running at the time. It went something like:

Actor #1: I'm Jim, from Etobicoke, and my Canada includes Quebec.
Actor #2: I'm Shirley, from Medicine Hat, and my Canada includes Quebec.
Actor #3: I'm John, from Dartmouth, and my Canada includes Quebec.
Actor #4: Je m'appelle Gilles, de Sherbrooke, et mon Quebec inclut le Canada.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:43 AM on February 1, 2010


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