Where in the world are you?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Micky Do, Mar 15, 2014.

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Where in the world are you based at present?

Poll closed Mar 29, 2014.
  1. North America

    46 vote(s)
    59.7%
  2. South America

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. Europe

    12 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. An island near Europe

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Africa

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. Middle East

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. South Asian subcontinent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Far East

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. South East Asia

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. Australasia

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  11. Oceania

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Arctic / Antarctic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Not of this world - Skylab, for instance.

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  1. Micky Do, Mar 15, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014

    Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

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    #1
    I was wondering where, in general terms, members of MacRumors are living at present….. so here is a poll to find out.

    I have been living and working in Thailand for about 15 of the past 34 years, so South East Asia is my selection.

    I come from New Zealand, and am likely to return there in the next year or two. It is home for me, but I am not in Oceania or Australasia right now.

    As people's domicile changes from time to time, and this is to reflect where we are now, this poll will close in a couple of weeks
     
  2. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not much response after a day, but thus far about two thirds are in North America, a quarter are scattered around the rest of the world, with the balance off the planet.
     
  3. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Is Australasia a typo or a geographic concept I'm not familiar with?
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #4
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    #6
    Technically, an island near North America... in the Salish Sea.... ;)
     
  7. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    #8
    Thought that was 'Americia', eh?

    ;)
     
  9. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #9
    Space Cadets?

    A couple of days in, a few more responses, and the proportions remain about the same…. about two thirds North America, a quarter the rest of the world, with the balance being off the face of the earth. Unfortunately none of the last have posted their whereabouts. Are they true space folk, mere balloonists? Or are they just off their face space cadets?
     
  10. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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  11. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #11
    Bahstan Mass :p

    Here's a short list of words that you may find useful while visiting my fair city :D

     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    #12
    Just South of Bahstan Mass...

    You mean they don't actually say "I pahked my cah in Hahvad yahd"?


    BTW: If you parked in Harvard yard, you have smashed through a gate or a wall, and probably killed several students (that last part is not a problem...ask anyone from Southie).:p
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #13
    Haha, the list is great and I've heard of or used most of them too, though I'm not from, nor ever visited.
     
  14. firedept macrumors 603

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  15. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    #15
    I am living in 's-Hertogenbosch - Netherlands - Europe.
     
  16. macproredux macrumors member

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    #16
    you'll have to use clues to find out
     

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  17. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    #17
    Geneva, Switzerland currently.

    Born in Montreal, brought up in Vancouver (after a short stop in Calgary to allow my folks-well my mom to give birth to my sister), lived and studied in the Annapolis Valley NS and Ottawa before moving here. Short layovers in Ajax, Ontario and St. John's Newfoundland before my hop across the Atlantic.

    Wow. :eek:

    Not even mentioning the places I've visited-still too many on my list I have NOT.
     
  18. Grey Beard, Mar 19, 2014
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    Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    #18
    I shall have to put my hand up as being the pollster from Australasia. However I do take umbrage at the collective Australasia. I am in New Zealand and specifically the North Island, not to be confused with the so called Mainland.

    We do prefer not to be lumped in with the Dingo cousins from across the Tasman.

    KGB:rolleyes:

    Edit, I believe that I have been joined by Nermal

    KGB
     
  19. Micky Do, Mar 19, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2014

    Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #19
    You could have chosen the Oceania option……

    I am sensitive to such issues, which is why I put it there. Also the "Island near Europe" option for insular types who have no stomach for being European.

    Of course, there are those from other parts who are similarly aggrieved at the thought of being lumped together with certain others. However, in a poll such as this it is better to stick with fairly broad categories. Thirteen seems like a nice number, but it should not be taken too seriously.

    Myself, Waikato born, and King Country raised, with passports from both New Zealand and Ireland (didn't bother with the UK one i could have had)….. and having lived and worked in four countries, and motorcycled around many more, I don't really mind what I am called, as long as it is not late for dinner.

    The two thirds North America, one third the rest ratio is being maintained. We still have not covered all the rest of the world, but I remain intrigued by those unworldly few.
     
  20. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    #20
    I like matt lauer better
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    #22
    The "not of this world" choice does not help the poll unless we have astronauts reading MacRumors. :p
     
  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    #23
    Many are "not of this world" mentally. So that choice applies. :p
     
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  25. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks LIVERMNYC, of course the option is there to introduce a bit of levity into the poll.

    Still about two thirds North America and a third elsewhere, with some of the worldly options yet to attract a response.
     

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