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

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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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SCIENCE, OF COURSE
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  • Infinite
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  • January 1, 2014, 6:03 pm
If Exurbia checks his comments he will see this.
  • Exurbia
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  • January 1, 2014, 11:05 pm
*she
  • Infinite
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  • January 2, 2014, 9:24 am
Oh, okay.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • November 26, 2013, 9:25 am
For science!
So...much...math...stuff...xD
  • Zylerius
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  • July 31, 2013, 4:50 am
Sciieeence... :D...
  • Ellives
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  • July 24, 2013, 7:00 am
Who made the girl skin on the top right corner of the picture?
  • Exurbia
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  • July 24, 2013, 10:07 pm
I did. Solely for the blog image.
  • Ellives
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  • July 25, 2013, 5:51 am
Oh thank you :)
Can you show the report rate for teen skins lol
  • Exurbia
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  • July 24, 2013, 10:07 pm
No, I'm not a site mod. And I think that is only for site mods to see.
  • Ender_Eely
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  • July 23, 2013, 5:53 am
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.)
  • Exurbia
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  • July 23, 2013, 6:55 am
Hahah, thanks! :P
  • Skeltal
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  • July 23, 2013, 1:57 pm
its SOO much math. what did you get? an A++?
I honestly don't feel like reading this o.o so much data....
  • Exurbia
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  • July 23, 2013, 4:18 am
Sorry, no tl;dr from me. I just don't do those.
  • Ludicrous
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  • July 23, 2013, 2:43 am
ooohh, Exurbie, all them graphs! Cool blog, somehow I relate to this
  • Exurbia
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  • July 23, 2013, 2:49 am
Thanks!
  • Ludicrous
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  • July 23, 2013, 3:08 am
Yay, but seriously <3 the graphs
  • gassy
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  • July 23, 2013, 2:31 am
You mathed the hell out of this.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 23, 2013, 2:41 am
And I don't even like math. I'm terrible at it lol.
  • Skylar1541+
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  • January 6, 2014, 9:11 am
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. :/
Cool... I wish I could read...
  • Infinite
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  • January 1, 2014, 6:03 pm
lol
I only managed to read a paragraph of it... I was lost... lol
Weird never knew that great job and some facts that many should know :D
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:54 pm
Thanks.
  • Seivelath
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  • July 22, 2013, 12:17 pm
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
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:55 pm
Yeah, that sounds like a wonderful idea! It would be quite interesting.
  • Daisy Rose
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  • July 22, 2013, 11:26 am
It seems to me that teen skins aren't as popular as one my think! Great job and diamond!
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:55 pm
Thank you c:
  • Mishoo
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  • September 7, 2013, 4:48 am
Hehe i lurv you <3 cause you are teen skinner savior :)
  • smanrt
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  • July 22, 2013, 9:47 am
So cool! DO more do more :D do one on the blogging :D
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:55 pm
What kind of blogging? Like rants vs art or something?
  • Biscuit_s
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  • July 22, 2013, 9:45 am
Finally someone backs up their argument with actual evidence. Diamond for you!
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:56 pm
Yes, I think this was long overdue, and may put this civil war to an end.
And they said teen skins are so popular.. THEY SAID
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 5:56 pm
Hahah, they still are, but not as popular as other skins :P
This is a very interesting idea, and very original work also. Well done, I hope to see more things like this in future. c:
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 3:33 am
Thanks!
  • Dafaria
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  • July 22, 2013, 3:16 am
What time zone is this based on?
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 3:32 am
UTC +12
  • Dafaria
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  • July 22, 2013, 3:15 am
This is AWESOME!
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 3:32 am
Thanks.
  • Nice7
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  • July 22, 2013, 2:00 am
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.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 2:26 am
Thanks. c:
  • IamPetz
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  • July 21, 2013, 11:43 pm
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
  • Exurbia
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  • July 22, 2013, 12:14 am
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:
  • NubNoobNewb
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  • July 21, 2013, 10:42 pm
I didnt know i could read nerd ;) good blog
  • Doggle
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  • July 21, 2013, 10:24 pm
Well, it seems at 1pm for you all the noob skinners come on and go "Oh, oh, oh, new teen skins!" and get over excited. Remind me never to join pmc at that time again :P
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 10:41 pm
lol
  • Antirainbow
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:27 pm
I don't understand why people are fighting on the internet about teen skins and non teen skins. Teen skins are for girls that are usually 11- 17ish which I agree I like that style because I think it's cute, but it seems older players or males hate them.

MY problem is why does it even matter if someone makes a teen skin, it's just a minecraft skin style, I don't see why people get so worked up about nothing.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:32 pm
People have opinions. That is why they fight. People who don't like them get annoyed. People who like them freak out when people who don't like them express their opinions. Which is very unfair, because everyone has a right to say their opinion, and teen girl skinners think they should get special treatment for some random reason, when no one should, because everyone is equal. And at some point in life you will find someone who disagrees with you.
Also I warned you at the beginning if anyone complained/hated I'd be very disappointed in them.
/disappointment

(also I'm not an older player or male and I personally do not like them)
  • Ash
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  • July 23, 2013, 6:01 pm
What the brit said ^^
  • lynchyinc
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  • July 22, 2013, 1:09 am
Nailed it. ^
  • Antirainbow
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:34 pm
I'm not complaining, I'm sad that people make fun of them just because they do that. There is tons of skin style I hate but I would never go and rant about it just because I didn't like that because personally I don't think I could make a person feel awful... I've even seen mods in the chat make fun of this one girl for it. It disappoints me people do that.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:40 pm
Look, people are allowed opinions, and there is no rule here against expressing your opinion. Hell, I hate blocky skins, but they aren't that popular are they? No. When something becomes very popular it is bound to have haters. Look at Justin Beiber, girls love him, but he also has many haters. The same thing applies to teen skins. People are tired of seeing them, and when someone has a strong view on something they are bound to express it one way or another. Even the mods aren't perfect. And we aren't robots either. We have emotions and opinions too. Just because we are mods doesn't mean we can't speak our mind. And honestly, I don't see anyone picking on any members in particular, people just poke fun at the skins themselves. Some people should just lighten up. I know I did. When I started off skinning, I got hate sometimes. People would point out flaws in my skins and laugh at them. But, I learned to ignore haters and used their hate to improve. If all teen skinners could do that instead of moping about it, I'm sure they'd be more respected.
  • Antirainbow
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:43 pm
I agree with you, but I dislike the cyber-bullying that goes on. I think that is pretty low that some people do, and that is the ONLY thing I was trying to point out. Dear goodness.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:45 pm
Well, yes some people cyber-bully, but I don't see it very often. People just need to learn to ignore it, and block the user and then move on.
Sorry for writing so much. When I'm discussing something with someone I go very overboard. :P
  • Antirainbow
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:46 pm
Yeah sorry if I came off as complainy, I just wish people didn't like to hurt others xD
Well, on SkyBlock I see about half and half.
  • iminer978
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:07 pm
Yaaaaaaay :D
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 9:09 pm
yay
  • Eeirail
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  • July 21, 2013, 8:35 pm
When I saw this, I was like..
[img=zEdjveygif]i.imgur.com/zEdjvey.gif[/img]
A good blog.
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 8:38 pm
yay thanks c:
  • candle_
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  • July 21, 2013, 8:04 pm
[Insert Portal references]
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 8:08 pm
thank you someone noticed
  • Ash
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  • July 21, 2013, 7:57 pm
wonderful c:
  • Exurbia
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  • July 21, 2013, 7:57 pm
yes c:

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