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View Poll Results: What is your Geographic location
South East 26 20.00%
South West 16 12.31%
Midlands 24 18.46%
North East 19 14.62%
North West 20 15.38%
Scotland, Northern Ireland 9 6.92%
Rest of Europe or world 11 8.46%
Wales 5 3.85%
Voters: 130. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 19th Sep 2018, 1:48 pm   #21
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Sorry, but no. We have no idea how many members from those areas have already voted as being in the South East or elsewhere, so adding a new option will distort the figures.

Apart from that the forum software only allows a limited number of options.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 1:49 pm   #22
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If options are added now then people may want to have their selections updated. It is what it is.... which IMO is fairly pointless. If there was a serious requirement for the information by BVWS or whatever I could extract it from the database for all active members and create a report, rather than just the numbers those who happened to notice and respond to this poll.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 2:12 pm   #23
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Thanks for everyone who's posted so far.

It's just a straw poll and I am surprised that so far the South East hasn't run away with it.

Indeed it seems to confirm my feeling that the North seems to be over represented compared to the general population on this forum.

Of course as pointed out this is only a poll of those who choose to respond.

I am not taking any conclusions from this about BVWS topology I suspect they might be quite different.

Pillenwerfer may have a point maybe folk up North are more likely to post or join a forum.

I suppose as a forum is non geographic there are fewer barriers to membership.

I would like to allow this to run for a while, I do know that quite a few forum members are a bit busy during the week.

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Just occurred to me- shouldn't the title be "topography" rather than "topology"?
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Just occurred to me- shouldn't the title be "topography" rather than "topology"?
Geographic demography?
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Down South they have more money, hence can afford BVWS membership.
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Down South they have more money, hence can afford BVWS membership.
Ha ! Ha ! Ain't that the truth .
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Please point me to the source of this "more money" I wouldn't mind grabbing a share

Also quite like to have lower housing costs as well

However I do accept there are more high paid jobs particularly in the SE but not all of us have these

I am paid the same as my colleague in the North and the Midlands.

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Please point me to the source of this "more money" I wouldn't mind grabbing a share
It seems at least debatable where the living is relatively easy: a study I was sent the other day finds pensioners faring most comfortably in the North East and Midlands, and worst off in London, followed by the South East, South West and Yorkshire.

As far as the present survey is concerned, I've registered my presence in the NE, but will before long be dropping off the map into the unrecordable territory of north Norfolk.

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I selected North West because it's where I'm registered to vote and have a Doctor etc but like other Forum Members I have two locations roughly equally split. I don't think there are so many examples of this that it should "skew" the results too much though!

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Old 26th Sep 2018, 10:27 am   #31
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How come folk have the time to fanny about with meaningless statistics ?
Time would be better spent attending to radios & equipment in need of TLC, which might be residing in lofts & sheds.
What I do advocate - whether you're a Forum, BVWS, VMARS, ARS, etc., member - is folk getting together outwith internet facilities, and sharing their interests, experiences, bits & bobs, etc. - face to face. More so for folk in remote regions, or folk who cannot regularly get to swapmeets, auctions, etc.

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I would like to allow this to run for a while, I do know that quite a few forum members are a bit busy during the week.

First of October gives it two full weeks, that should be sufficient for interested members to chip in.
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