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A Social Experiment on Skining - Non-teen skins vs Teen skins

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avatar Exurbia
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Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
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Wow, okay, ito s been a very long time since Io ve done a blog. But I thought this would be something interesting, that no one has done before. I want to put something to the test. What exactly? Skins. Well, to be more elaborate, teen skins and non-teen skins. To see which is more popular. Now, before we get started, I have to get something straight. This is not a teen skin hate blog. This is an experiment. Science. If I see ANY hate from some teen girl skin maker I will be pretty disappointed, because I just said this is not a hate blog. Thank you very much, and have a nice day. Leto s get into it.


Hypothesis-


Well, looking at how the popular reel is now; there are about 5 teen skins on it every day. But there are 18 slots on the skin reel, so it doesno t sound that bad. Normally the rest of the skins are normal. So, only 28% of the popular reel is teen skins, and the other 72% is non-teen skins. But does that define how popular they get? Well obviously they are, but they could be more popular than all the other skins on the reel at the time combined. My test is to show which skin is more popular than the other. The two top skins on the o Whato s Hoto list right now (this was a couple days ago) is a teen girl skin and a super hero skin. The girl skin has 43 diamonds and 292 views. The superhero skin has 29 diamonds and 231 views. So, if that were true for all skins, the teen skins will be more popular. So, I have come to the conclusion that I think the teen skin will be more popular than the non-teen skin.

Method-


I will be making two skins. One a generic teen girl, and the second a Link skin, which are fairly popular ideas. I will post them both at the same time and record how many diamonds and views they each have every hour, for 12 hours. Except there will be a twist. I will advertise them in chat for an hour each, seeing as people tends to advertise there. After I have the data I will set it up in a graph to compare the results, and then proceed to form a conclusion.

Data-

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Graphs-

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Conclusion-


Now ito s time to form a conclusion from the data we collected! Now, ito s not really that straightforward, so let's analyse it. First we will look at the results itself. From what we can see, the non-teen skin got less diamonds and views than the teen skin overall. But they wereno t too far from each other. But, the averages tell a different story. So I averaged out the diamonds and views and found that a non-teen skin will have about 11 diamonds, when a teen skin has about 12 in the timespan of 12 hours. But, the non-teen skin will have about 103 views and the teen skin 97. Thato s if they get on the reel of course. So, if we look at it that way, our conclusion could be that teen skins will get less views and more diamonds, because the people who view them are more generous, and more people will view non-teen skins, but they will not have as many diamonds as teen skins.

But weo re not done. We are now going to take a look at the hours when the skins were advertised in chat. The non-teen skin gained 6 diamonds between 9:00 am and 10:00 am, and got 39 views. The teen skin got 3 diamonds between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm, and gained 14 views. Both of the skins were advertised and equal amount of times, so this shows that people in chat tend to favor non teen skins over teen skins. So if you are thinking about advertising a teen skin in chat, you wono t be as successful as someone who is advertising a non-teen skin. So, if we look at it this way, the non-teen skin is more popular than the teen skin.

Still not quite done. Now we are going to look at the times the skins got on the reel. The non-teen skin got on the reel at about 9:40 am, 40 minutes after it was posted, and still being advertised. The teen skin got on the reel at about 1:15 pm. That is 5 hours and 15 minutes, even after it was advertised. If we look at what it takes to get on the popular reel for skinning, you need to get lots of diamonds and views right after posting to get on it almost instantly. Or, you could get lots of views in a few hours and also get on it. I dono t know the exact equation or requirements to get on the popular reel, so Io m just using past experience to get a rough idea of what it takes to get on the reel. So, if we look at the results that way, the non-teen skin is more popular.

Now, time to look at the graphs. First we will look at the one with views. As you can see, the non-teen skin was off to a good start with a moderate acceleration, and then slowing down at 4:00 pm and was overtaken by the teen skin. The teen skin was off to a bad start, but started picking up the pace at 4:00 pm then slowing down to almost meet the non-teen skino s graph at 9:00 pm. Now, this was graphed from the data on the graph, so our conclusion will be similar. But the non-teen skin was overtaking the teen skin for a long time, so I guess we could say that the non-teen skin is more popular than the teen skin. Looking at the graph with the diamonds now, the non-teen skin was off to a good start, and then slowed down to a slower pace, and being overtaken by the teen skin at 2:00 pm. The teen skin didno t start off very well, but gained lots of diamonds between 1:00pm and 2:00 pm, then slowing to a steadier pace like the non-teen skin. So, the teen skin was definitely more popular if we look at diamonds.

Well, time to form an overall conclusion! So, if the teen skin will have more diamonds, and the non-teen skin has more views, the non-teen skin was more popular when it came to advertising, when it comes to getting on the reel the non-teen skin was more popular, and the non-teen skin did better on the views graph, but the teen skin did better on the diamonds graph. So, the ratio of o winso is 4:2, the o winnero being the non-teen skin. So, my hypothesis was wrong, and in conclusion non teen skins are more popular than teen skins.

Thank you all for participating in this social experiment. Continue testing.
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07/10/2015 3:28 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Toast
CyrusJazzberry
SCIENCE, OF COURSE
(you earned my diamonds)
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01/01/2014 11:03 pm
Level 41 : Master Musician
Infinite
If Exurbia checks his comments he will see this.
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01/02/2014 4:05 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
*she
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01/02/2014 2:24 pm
Level 41 : Master Musician
Infinite
Oh, okay.
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11/26/2013 2:25 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
For science!
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11/24/2013 12:46 am
Level 28 : Expert Unicorn
ImJustAPineapple
So...much...math...stuff...xD
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07/31/2013 8:50 am
Level 36 : Artisan uwu
VoidPanda
Sciieeence... :D...
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07/24/2013 11:00 am
Level 25 : Expert uwu
toiletbone
Who made the girl skin on the top right corner of the picture?
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07/25/2013 2:07 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
I did. Solely for the blog image.
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07/25/2013 9:51 am
Level 25 : Expert uwu
toiletbone
Oh thank you :)
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07/24/2013 10:54 am
Level 1 : New Toast
LeSwankLion
Can you show the report rate for teen skins lol
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07/25/2013 2:07 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
No, I'm not a site mod. And I think that is only for site mods to see.
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07/23/2013 9:53 am
Level 41 : Master Artist
Ender_Eely
Oh God if this is true then my skinning career just going to go down the toilet. Ahhh the one skin type I try and avoid. ;A; anyway I LOVED the blog its nice to see a satistic blog with actual graphs and a test ran on it. Usally I dont find that. (sorry about the spelling, Just pulled a all nighter and my brain is FRIED.)
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07/23/2013 10:55 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Hahah, thanks! :P
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07/23/2013 5:57 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Princess
Skeltal
its SOO much math. what did you get? an A++?
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07/23/2013 8:12 am
Level 21 : Expert Nerd
Aeternalis_
I honestly don't feel like reading this o.o so much data....
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07/23/2013 8:18 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Sorry, no tl;dr from me. I just don't do those.
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07/23/2013 6:43 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Senpai
Ludicrous
ooohh, Exurbie, all them graphs! Cool blog, somehow I relate to this
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07/23/2013 6:49 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks!
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07/23/2013 7:08 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Senpai
Ludicrous
Yay, but seriously <3 the graphs
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07/23/2013 6:31 am
Level 42 : Master Bunny
gassy
You mathed the hell out of this.
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07/23/2013 6:41 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
And I don't even like math. I'm terrible at it lol.
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01/06/2014 2:11 pm
Level 22 : Expert Mage
Skylar1541+
Seriously? Thats pretty good for someone whos bad at it. I don't know why people don't like reading the conclutions though, I had no problem. Really good job on this! It's very rare to see unique projects/blogs/skins up on here. I wish I could give more than one diamond. :/
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07/22/2013 8:02 pm
Level 24 : Expert Narwhal
boynamedfish
Cool... I wish I could read...
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01/01/2014 11:03 pm
Level 41 : Master Musician
Infinite
lol
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01/02/2014 12:51 am
Level 24 : Expert Narwhal
boynamedfish
I only managed to read a paragraph of it... I was lost... lol
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07/22/2013 4:24 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
madisonjack01
Weird never knew that great job and some facts that many should know :D
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07/22/2013 9:54 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks.
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07/22/2013 4:17 pm
Level 23 : Expert Network
Seivelath
Very nice. If you ever get time, could you experiment the social experiment of having a female skin on servers compared to having a male skin? Thats something That I think needs to be done
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07/22/2013 9:55 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Yeah, that sounds like a wonderful idea! It would be quite interesting.
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07/22/2013 3:26 pm
Level 21 : Expert Artist
Daisy Rose
It seems to me that teen skins aren't as popular as one my think! Great job and diamond!
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07/22/2013 9:55 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thank you c:
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09/07/2013 8:48 am
Level 29 : Expert Prince
Mishoo
Hehe i lurv you <3 cause you are teen skinner savior :)
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07/22/2013 1:47 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
So cool! DO more do more :D do one on the blogging :D
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07/22/2013 9:55 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
What kind of blogging? Like rants vs art or something?
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07/22/2013 1:45 pm
Level 29 : Expert Dolphin
Biscuit_s
Finally someone backs up their argument with actual evidence. Diamond for you!
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07/22/2013 9:56 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Yes, I think this was long overdue, and may put this civil war to an end.
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07/22/2013 10:17 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Prince
MayuriYandere
And they said teen skins are so popular.. THEY SAID
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07/22/2013 9:56 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Hahah, they still are, but not as popular as other skins :P
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07/22/2013 7:17 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Lumberjack
WelcomeToAmania
This is a very interesting idea, and very original work also. Well done, I hope to see more things like this in future. c:
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07/22/2013 7:33 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks!
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07/22/2013 7:16 am
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Dafaria
What time zone is this based on?
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07/22/2013 7:32 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
UTC +12
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07/22/2013 7:15 am
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Dafaria
This is AWESOME!
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07/22/2013 7:32 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks.
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07/22/2013 6:00 am
Level 38 : Artisan Fish
Nice7
I love this idea of doing this kind of experiment on pmc. It's also really interesting to look at the results. Also, I used to wonder why teen skins get so many diamonds, but it's like they have their own community. A community within a community.
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07/22/2013 6:26 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Thanks. c:
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07/22/2013 3:43 am
Level 42 : Master Bunny
IamPetz
This was a very nicely thought out experiment, and it is quite intriguing. I'm a teen skin maker myself, however I never really thought about the difference in popularity between the genres. I think your conclusion is probably correct, and my theory for that would be that the audience for teen skins could be a lot smaller than those of non-teen skins, considering (and this is a very general assumption) that most teen skin makers and viewers are female, and the general population of PMC is more male than female.
Anyways.. I figure a well made skin is a well made skin, and it doesn't really matter the style. If it's good, it'll get popular. I am a bit surprised how much quicker it was for your non-teen skin to get on pop reel though! xD
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07/22/2013 4:14 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Yeah, different genres have larger and smaller audiences, but I wanted to put that to the test I guess. But yeah, a quality skin is a quality skin I guess. Thanks. c:
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07/22/2013 2:42 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lad
NubNoobNewb
I didnt know i could read nerd ;) good blog
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