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ZamesCurran
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Post by ZamesCurran » June 9th, 2016, 8:23 am

Over on a different forum, we were discussing books that would become PD in 2051.

There I made the statement: "I'm sure we have some contributors who are older now, than I will be then; and some current contributors who will be younger then than I am now."

I'm trying to find out if that really true.

Does anyone want to stake a claim to being the youngest or oldest current contributor?

I'm 53, so I'm speculating that we have someone here who's at least 88 (my age in 2051) and someone under 18 (who'll be 53 in 2051).
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Post by TriciaG » June 9th, 2016, 8:33 am

What do you mean by "contributor"? We've had children read parts in plays or even whole books, who were in their single digit years. A parent/guardian managed the forum end for them, of course, and probably edited. But they contributed. :)
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Post by Kangaroo692 » June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

I'm under 18, and I'll be below 53 at that time. :)

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Post by Elizabby » June 10th, 2016, 10:54 pm

My 4yo is currently recording her first contribution, and my currently 8yo submitted a recording when she was 4yo as well. I can't remember how old my 6yo was when she did her first recording, but I think she was 5yo - late starter! :lol:

In 2051 they will be 44, 42 and 40yo! Needless to say, I won't be contributing then! :shock:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » June 12th, 2016, 1:38 am

Elizabby,

I was 48 years old when I first reported for duty to Librivox.

The fact that there are 5 year olds doing Librivox recordings makes us middle-aged people feel so, so ... oh, what's the word?

Oh, yes ... "inadequate". That's it. :D


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Post by Piotrek81 » June 12th, 2016, 2:55 am

There used to exist a pinned thread with a spreadsheet where everyone who cared to answer could enter their age. It must have been unstickied.
I suppose that, at 34, I must be somewhere around the typical LV age. At least that was the impression I got when I last checked the age spreadsheet.
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Post by ZamesCurran » June 14th, 2016, 9:19 am

Piotrek81 wrote:There used to exist a pinned thread with a spreadsheet where everyone who cared to answer could enter their age. It must have been unstickied.
That would apparently be: LibriVox Average Age Survey : viewtopic.php?f=25&t=39938
This however, just has a collection of birth years, with no connection to the person, so if someone were to die (or just drop out of contributing), they would still be counted (and counted as getting older).

Then there's : The average age (and birthdays?) : viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2938
On this thread people gave their birthdays in message so we can tie ages to people -- however, that thread is near 9 years old, and I noticed very few active contributors among the posters there. If someone is no longer involved, we really can't count their current age in the average.
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