Who actually rated TTD?!?

Monday, March 17, 2003 5:00 PM
Ok, I was looking at TTD in the Rollercoasters section of the site and came across something funny: who in the world actually rated TTD? It's been rated like 22 times so far, asn has ratings around the 9.5 mark. I mean, don't you think that a coaster should OPEN first before it gets rated? It's like the track record thing, people placing not-yet-open coasters on their records simply because they think that they'll ride it at some point. It's just all really funny.

Justin "Ranting can be fun" Adams ;)

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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:39 PM
Now I am guilty of putting coasters on my track list before they have opened - but ONLY if I know for certain I will be riding them this summer (ie. Ozark Wildcat).
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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:40 PM
Sounds like Paul Ruben disease is contagious... (See news from a while back on Absolutely Reliable) ;)

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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:43 PM
Oh my, I had almost forgotten all about that (I was trying really hard too). That guy IMHO is the biggest joke in the amusement industry right now. The sad thing is - he gets PAID to do that. :(
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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:46 PM
"Everyone watch my coaster-riding banana as it floats through the air..." :)

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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:57 PM
That is the "technical term" for that piece of fruit - just go to your local fruit department, they'll know EXACTLY what that is. (rolling eyes) ;)
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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:58 PM
People were doing the same thing before X opened. In fact, I think I even remember a topic about it. :)

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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:46 PM

MarimbaGuy87 said:
"Everyone watch my coaster-riding banana as it floats through the air..." :)

Ewwwwww....

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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:57 PM
I did accidentally add it to my Track record, but it's been since taken off. :)

~me

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Monday, March 17, 2003 7:01 PM
Adding it to your track record when you are fairly certain you are going to ride the thing isn't so bad, it's the rating of the coaster that is really funny to me. I mean, people have NO idea what it's going to feel like, and they are already rating it's intensity and the like. That's what I find hilarious. Sure, the coaster will most likely be one of the most intense experiences on the planet, but you can't be sure until it opens. :)

Justin

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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:40 PM
Swoosh - I for one would love to have that job! I'd sell my soul for a job that pays me to film and ride coasters! :)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:53 AM
Although I plan to ride Dragster on May 4 (it will be my 50th coaster), I will not add it to my track record until I actually ride it.

And I would never place a rating on a coaster I have not yet ridden. Too many times I've discovered I've had a different view on a coaster after I've ridden it.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:05 AM
It goes to prove that stats impress people as much as actual ride quality if they rate it before the actually ride it. "Its the biggest, so it must be best".
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:38 AM
You shouldn't add a ride to your track record until you actually ride it. If I added all the rides I expected to ride, I'd have about a dozen more. Sometimes rides are unexpectedly closed down, you know.

-Dennis (whose C-buzz track record is actually 12 short as it stands)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:42 AM
My man Justin "Coasterman J" sez:

"I mean, don't you think that a coaster should OPEN first before it gets rated?"

Why? People bash a ride before it opens, too ;)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:51 AM
CoastermanJ, How can you say "people have NO idea what it's going to feel like..." I mean, isn't this VERY similar to Xcelerator, except much taller and faster. I think it's safe to say that the experience may be very much the same as the KBF ride, but more intense. Yes, I am well aware of all the differences in the 2 rides, so there's no need to list them all for me.

I do think that someone should wait until riding before rating or adding a coaster to their track record, though.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:06 AM
I lost my reply...argh!

I do have a coaster on his track record that could be *questionable* to some...I only rode WA's Fiesta Express at IAAPA....since it's not really anything that'll be affected by location (read: l4/\/\3), I figured it counts the same no matter where it's located...;)

But, my point is that if you RATE a coaster you haven't RIDDEN, then you qualify as one of those beloved "fanboys" that everyone finds so charming...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:09 AM
Sorry, Soggy, but that's like saying Shivering Timbers is like Blue Streak, only larger. You cannot like, dislike, rate, or count a coaster *until* you've ridden it, even if you've ridden its clone.

YMMV

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 3/18/2003 11:10:45 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:23 AM
Man, is there an echo in here...;) Hello, hello, hello...yep, sure is...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:33 AM
Man, is there an echo in here... Hello, hello, hello...yep, sure is...

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