At first I was also intimidated by the poll and thought it would take WAY too much time after reading the directions. Its not. Mitch definitely needs new, less cumbersome directions.
For those who have never done it before please use Gonch's easy directions. Then if you save your ballot from this year all you need to do is add the new coasters next year and rerank as needed. The second year I did the poll it took me all of 10 minutes to finish.
First time I have ever seen this poll. (I am new to the online coaster world.) Is the results list available in Excel format, or would I need to type all the data into Excel? I have already voted. I am trying to play with the numbers from last year's poll to do some head to head comparison of my own and make some charts and stuff, just for fun. *** Edited 11/4/2005 4:45:36 AM UTC by a_hoffman50***
While Gonch's instructions explain it very easily, if you still don't 'get it' (and don't feel bad, it is complicated till you understand how easy it is), just do like I did last year for the steel poll, and wait for the online version :).
If I can figure it out and not **** it up too badly, anybody can do it. I did it the regular way, but had a few rankings yet to decide. Then just for the hell of it, I tried the method from the coaster fanatics site. That was so fast and easy (like some people I know) I decided to submit that version.
Piece-o-cake! Who cares I had only 18 coasters to rank?