Ellocoaster poll taking over the Mitch Hawker Legacy

Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:15 AM

http://www.ellocoaster.com/

I just bumped into this today. I know some people don't care for such things or think it's a giant pain in the butt, but I always found it interesting and I certainly respected Mitch for the thought that went into the algorithm and the time it took to run it.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:07 PM

I've always missed this poll! Looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

Edit: And I see they've already done it a couple times. Neat. I'll see if I can participate in the next one.

Last edited by matt., Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:11 PM
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:42 PM

For a while, I was super gung-ho about putting serious thought into my Mitch Hawker ballots, but I realized that a) the list came out mostly the same as something like CBuzz100 (though without the nods to the super obscure foreign coasters) and b) I didn't care enough about the outcome to invest my time because "coasters." I may give it another look this year, but it's kind of a pain. I think by the end of my Mitch Hawker voting days, I was just filling in my top 20 or so and then adding coasters that I knew others love but I didn't to the bottom (like Ravine Flyer 2, Beast, and Magnum).

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Monday, October 21, 2019 12:35 PM

I just used the same ballot yearly for both wood and steel and added in the few credits I got each year.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 2:40 PM

Voting is open, and runs through Dec 31:

http://www.ellocoaster.com/the-ballot

I applaud any new poll utilizing the Mitch Hawker methodology, or really just any that holds more legitimacy than Golden Ticket$.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 7:54 PM

Meh, it still lacks statistical significance, and if you account for that, it's a lot of work to get results not entirely unlike other polls.

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