LuditesStíofán said:I think the nature of an online discussion site is that it would be skewed towards those of a younger age group and/or those with sufficient free time to post their views here. So, thus I'd imagine PAYE workers and those in the older age category are grossly under-represented, and these would make up the bulk of the 80% of the population who vote for the two centrist parties, FF and FG.
Of what I can see, FF is by far the most under-represented, the site badly needs some more coherent FF posters. Returning Officer is OK, Defeated Romanticist is a little nuts.
FG is somewhat under-represented, but this is partially made up of some posters being prolific.
Labour posters would make up roughly 10% I'd say, so in line with the country.
There is a disproportionate amount of Greens, perhaps linked to their relative strength among students.
SF is well represented, again some of it's posters are prolific, Factual, Rock of Cashel (whatever happened to him?) etc
'Fringe Republicans' as you call them, and traditional Socialists are grossly over represented, I can't understand why, any opinions on their representation on this site? I suppose online discussion would attract a more 'activist' mindset.
The PDs are... ahem... over represented.
The rest - Libertas and the like are certainly punching above their weight. One would hope they'd fade away post-Lisbon.
Trolls - a dramatic increase in their number. One would imagine it is the same people re-registering over and over again. Some direction and moderation needed here.