Week 3 Repost-Ballot: 2000 (8th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

Week 3 Repost-Ballot: 2000 (8th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

Post by Mitc » Wed, 15 Nov 2000 04:00:00


There have been 119 ballots received compared to ~80 at this point
last year.  I want to thankn those who have posted links on their
websites to the ballot and to those who have encouraged their coaster
connections to fill out a ballot, adding their opinion to those who have
already taken the poll.

  The deadline is November 30th.

Ballot: 2000 (8th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

   The following ballot contains wooden tracked rollercoasters
that operated worldwide in 2000.  I have also included a few
coasters that are 'Standing But Not Operating' or in storage in the
hopes that the poll may help some of these great SBNO coasters
become better known and possibly help them find a new home.

    The coasters are listed alphabetically
by state, with non-U.S. coasters listed at the end.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Put your email address on line 1 of the ballot

Step 2: Mark The Coasters That You Have Ridden

   Please change the first 'n' at the end of a line to a 'y' for each
of the coasters you have ridden.  Change the second 'n' to a 'y' for
each coaster you rode in 2000.  It is important that you mark ALL
coasters you have ridden.

  Please delete all lines from the ballot except those that contain
coasters you have ridden (don't delete the last line of ---'s).
(My tabulation program uses the ---'s as a delimiter between ballots,
t*** the ballots will save me time in downloading the ballots and
running the tabulation program).

   Please try to keep each line 'as is' except for the aforementioned
changes.  You may change the order of the lines.  

   A ">" in column 1 as often happens in a reply is OK.

Step 3: Rank The Coasters You Have Ridden Using Method A or B.

   Treat the line  "My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0"
as if it were your favorite steel coaster and rank it accordingly.  
DO NOT change the line except for the n's and the 0.  DO NOT,
Repeat: DO NOT change it to the real name of the steel coaster.  
If you can't place your favorite steel coaster in relation to
wooden coasters, don't sweat it and just delete that line.  
The idea is just to see where the average poll respondent would
rank their favorite steel coaster in relation to the woodies.

Method A: Individual Ranking
  Replace the '0' in the last column with a numeral representing its'
 rank, '1'=best through '155'(or however many you have ridden)=worst
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 4  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 2      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 5

Method B: Group Ranking
  If you cannot decide between two coasters or a group of coasters,
give them the same rank.  You may choose to group as many or as few
as you want.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 1  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 2
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 1      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 2

You may combine the two methods.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 2  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 4      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 4

Method A is preferable if you can do it, as more of your individual
coaster vs. coaster preferences can be gleaned from it.

In any case, PLEASE RANK AS MANY AS YOU CAN.    

Step 4: E-Mail Your Ballot To Me

NOTE: when using reply you must remove "no_spam." from my address.

  As well as posting the results to r.r-c,  I will e-mail a copy of the
results (using bcc: for privacy) to all those who took the poll unless
they indicate on their ballot that they do not wish to receive the
results
via e-mail.

A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE BALLOTS WILL BE TABULATED

   Coasters will be ranked by best head to head record against all
others. Ties will be broken by head to head preference between those
tied.
   This method avoids the arbitrary point assignments AND the bias
towards
more ridden coasters that is inherent in total point ranking schemes and
to a lesser extent, in average point ranking schemes.

DEADLINE:

I will accept ballots until the end of November...results will be posted
very soon thereafter.  I look forward to receiving your ballot.

   Results from previous years and much more about this annual
poll can be viewed at http://SportToday.org/

                 Thanks....Mitch Hawker

NOTES: (S) or (SBNO) indicates coasters that did not operate in 1999.

If you are updating your ballot from a previous year:
- You may find last year's ballots at
  http://SportToday.org/
- You may use decimals to make reranking easier.
- Also please be aware that the following lines have changed on the
ballot and the new lines must be used:
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR  
Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   MO  
Screechin' Eagle(S) Americana            OH
Big Dipper          Six Flags Ohio       OH
Raging Wolf Bobs    Six Flags Ohio       OH

FYI:  I will probably conduct a steel poll again in January.  

  Those of you with websites can help 'get out the vote' by posting a
link to the ballot
http://SportToday.org/
on your site.  The results become more meaningful with each additional
person's ballot that goes into them.

  I have been told that my hitchhikers domain does not accept e-mail
from 'throw-away' e-mail domains such as Yahoo, etc.  If you must submit

--replace this text with your email address------
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this line in
My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0
Rampage             Visionland           AL n n 0
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL n n 0
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR n n 0
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA n n 0
The Grizzly         Great America        CA n n 0
Roar                Marine World         CA n n 0
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA n n 0
Devil's Coach (S)   J's Amu***ts       CA n n 0
GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA n n 0
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO n n 0
Cyclone             Lakeside             CO n n 0
Boulder Dash        Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach          FL n n 0
Starliner           Miracle Strip        FL n n 0
Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA n n 0
Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA n n 0
Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA n n 0
The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA n n 0
Tornado             Adventureland        IA n n 0
Outlaw              Adventureland        IA n n 0
Underground         Adventureland        IA n n 0
Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID n n 0
Tremors             Silverwood           ID n n 0
American Eagle      SFGAm                IL n n 0
Viper               SFGAm                IL n n 0
Little Dipper       Hillcrest            IL n n 0
Little Dipper       Kiddieland           IL n n 0
The Legend          Holiday World        IN n n 0
Raven               Holiday World        IN n n 0
Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN n n 0
Roller Coaster      Joyland              KS n n 0
Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Twist Sist - Lola   Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Twist Sist - Stella Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Mega Zeph           Jazzland             LA n n 0
Comet (SBNO)        Lincoln Park         MA n n 0
Thunderbolt         Riverside            MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA n n 0
Flyer Comet         Whalom Park          MA n n 0
Roar                SF America           MD n n 0
Wild One            SF America           MD n n 0
Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME n n 0
Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN n n 0
The Boss            Six Flags St Louis   MO n n 0
Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   MO n n 0
Timberwolf          Worlds of Fun        MO n n 0
Hurler              Carowinds            NC n n 0
Scooby Doo          Carowinds            NC n n 0
Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC n n 0
Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Clementon Lake       NJ n n 0
Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ n n 0
Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ n n 0
Cyclone             Astroland            NY n n 0
Thunderbolt (SBNO)  Coney Island         NY n n 0
Predator            Darien Lake          NY n n 0
Comet               Great Escape         NY n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY n n 0
Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY n n 0
Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Big Dipper          Six Flags Ohio       OH n n 0
Raging Wolf Bobs    Six Flags Ohio       OH n n 0
The Villain         Six Flags Ohio       OH n n 0
Jack Rabbit (SBNO)  Idora Park           OH n n 0
Wildcat (SBNO)      Idora Park           OH n n 0
Racer               Kings Island         OH n n 0
Beastie             Kings Island         OH n n 0
The Beast           Kings Island         OH n n 0
Son of Beast        Kings Island         OH n n 0
Screechin' Eagle(S) Americana            OH n n 0
Sea Dragon          Wyandot Lake         OH n n 0
...

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Week 3 Repost-Ballot: 2000 (8th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

Post by Matt Crowth » Wed, 15 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Yes, before it goes to court :-), you should really try to vote in this
poll- let's see if we can get it up to 200 votes this year! Looking at the
votes so far, without revealing the results, I will say that a few
coasters need more people who have ridden them to vote- like MegaZeph and
the Dania Beach Hurricane. Some overseas coasters also are not well
represented yet. If you want *your* favorites to do well, you have to
participate.

Matt

 
 
 

Week 3 Repost-Ballot: 2000 (8th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

Post by Phillip Reus » Wed, 15 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Yes, before it goes to court :-), you should really try to vote in this
> poll- let's see if we can get it up to 200 votes this year! Looking at the
> votes so far, without revealing the results, I will say that a few
> coasters need more people who have ridden them to vote- like MegaZeph and
> the Dania Beach Hurricane. Some overseas coasters also are not well
> represented yet. If you want *your* favorites to do well, you have to
> participate.

        Right! What I would really like to see is a ballot from someone that
has ridden Medusa at SFM. It looks to be a very interesting ride, but
I've heard almost nothing about it. I'd like to know how it stacks up
other recent CCIs. Too bad I can't take a trip down there myself...

Phillip

AIM: SCBBGiantDipper
#1 Wood: GhostRider
#1 Steel: S:ROS (SFDL)
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