Mitch's 2007 Wooden Coaster Poll Has Started

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 5:45 PM
Well, we were discussing how to rank coasters in this thread. Here's your chance to implement what you've learned. :)

Go Vote.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 6:20 PM
Voted about 20 minutes before I saw this thread.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:04 PM
"He who votes last votes best".

Or something like that. Procrastinator's credo... :)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 8:42 PM
http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_poll/

a easier way to complete it.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 8:56 PM
Out with all the incumbents! Oh wait, wrong poll. Is there a "my vote is exactly the same as last year's" button?
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 9:02 PM
Woohoo!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:16 PM

spaceace12 said:
http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_poll/

a easier way to complete it.


That was easy.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:26 PM
I still like Mitch's algorithm the best, but it also makes me wonder something else...

Does a static annual poll make sense in the Internet age? I'm just thinking out loud here. It seems like a continuously updated poll would make more sense, something real time. Kinda like Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40. :)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:38 PM
So do you think you can write some code to run that kind of algorithm on the fly?

Add a ratings feature to a new tracklist feature and voila! :)


RGB:
Is there a "my vote is exactly the same as last year's" button?

If you do it by hand each year, you simply send the same ballot. :)

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:56 AM
NO way in the world I'll let Balder Win. I gotta vote for Voyage.

I have to dig up my ballot and get it ready and add the new Woodies that I rode this year.

I think my top 4 (top 3 I kinda sure on) on the bollot for this year would be:

1. Voyage
2. ThunderHead
3. Ozark Wildcat
4. Renegade

I have to give more time to think about it and things may change.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 1:04 AM
Anyway I noted there is a slight Change to the header as now the poll is going by loaction.

This is what the header looks like now with the new line coming in between your email address and your name.

--replace this text with your email address (required)------
LOCATION FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE)_____
~"your state/province or country between these quotes"
NAME FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE)_____
~"your name or nickname between these quotes (optional)"
RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 2:04 AM
That was there last year. I just checked my ballot to be sure (was the same as my 2006 ballot, just had to change a few y's to n's.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:27 PM
I voted yesterday too and here is my top 5.

1-Eltoro

2-Voyage

3-Phoenix

4-Boulder Dash

5-Beast

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 2:09 PM

Sawblade5 said:
NO way in the world I'll let Balder Win. I gotta vote for Voyage.e time to think about it and things may change

I don't think you have to worry about Balder. Just about everyone on the ECC Scandinavian trip this past summer was disappointed with the ride. It didn't even crack my top 15. If even just a small percentage of those who where there vote, it should certainly knock it out of first place.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 2:41 PM

Jeff said:
I still like Mitch's algorithm the best, but it also makes me wonder something else...

Does a static annual poll make sense in the Internet age? I'm just thinking out loud here. It seems like a continuously updated poll would make more sense, something real time. Kinda like Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40.


You want to give enthusiasts the chance to change their minds every day? :) (Worst case scenario-- updates by the ride!) You'd get a lot of impulsive votes, and probably spikes in ratings for certain coasters after club events and ERT. I don't know if that would necessarily be indicative of how good a ride really is.

I think the biggest concern though would be making sure people didn't manipulate results. You see it happening now with the various annual polls.

I suppose it would be easy enough to limit to one ballot per person on the site, which they could add to or revise as they pleased. If results could constantly be updated, you'd have to make sure you didn't have idiots trying to downgrade a coaster they didn't like that happens to be the top vote getter on a certain day.

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