Thursday, June 7, 2001 10:51 PM
There use to be a poll on the net called the Internet Wooden Coaster Poll which also featured a steel poll done by a guy named Mitch Hawker I believe? Anyway, does anyone know where this went? I can't find it anyone. It was a really neat poll that I think showed coaster enthusiasts ordering of coasters really well from best to worst. Thanks.
Friday, June 8, 2001 5:14 AM
I had a problem with that poll not because of its methodology, which was sound at least in theory, but with the sample size. It was way too small to take it seriously. I mean, a half dozen people can name a coaster #1? I don't think so.
The URL is or was: http://www.hitchhikers.net/users/wcoaster/
...but I've only rarely been able to hit that server.
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Friday, June 8, 2001 8:45 PM
I realized that it was odd for a little coaster in France to be named #1 woodie with only like 10 peole who rode it. I usually didn't include that when I was looking through. The numbers didn't necessarily matter. I liked to look at the individual persons' lists to see how each rated different coasters in an order. I also wanted to know if he was ever going to do a 2000 steel poll, but I guess there wasn't enough support to keep the site up. Anyone know a site that did or has something similar? The closest I've come is Epinions and that has a small sample size as well and only does parks not coasters. Thanks.