Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Post by mw » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hopefully, many of you out there are busily filling out your ballots.
Thanks again to the 55 people who have sent their ballots to me in the
first week.  I hope to get many more than the 132 I received last year.

  For those of you who haven't, here is a <A
HREF="http://www.hitchhikers.net/wcoaster">link </A> to a page where you
can get a ballot.
I have also added links there to comments made by some of our most
pre-eminent r.r-c citizens about the annual poll and a link to
preliminary results of this year's poll.

  Please help "get out the vote" by providing a link from your roller
coaster related site to the ballot page.

  So far, there are two 'new for 1998' coasters ranked VERY highly,
three in the top 30, and all six in the top 40.

  Also, I am looking for any volunteers who would like to do some of the
work in creating a ballot for a steel tracked coaster poll.  I will run
a steel poll if and only if I can get volunteers to create a
comprehensive ballot for me.  For all those who have expressed an
interest over the years, this is your chance.

--Mitch

 
 
 

Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Post by Jim Westla » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> I have also added links there to comments made by some of our most
> pre-eminent r.r-c citizens about the annual poll and a link to
> preliminary results of this year's poll.

This is interesting, and I'll admit to peeking.  But, I would prefer not to
know the results until they are FINAL.  Wouldn't want to encourage people, who
might notice one of their favorites farther down the list than they think it
deserves, to try stuffing the ballot box to compensate.

Quote:
>   Please help "get out the vote" by providing a link from your roller
> coaster related site to the ballot page.

Great idea!  Why didn't I think of this!  Doing it right now....[opening
Homesite...editing...saving...uploading...DONE!]

Also, an idea for Chris, the button man:  "Coast the Vote!" buttons.

Jim Westland
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Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Post by Joe Schwar » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Another great idea from Jim! Place your orders today! :-D (Jim's other
> idea, that I really liked, was a list of the new for 98 woodies with the
> title "1998, the year of the woodie". But unfortunately, I can't list
> some of the coasters due to copyright's. D'oh!)

Names can be trademarked, but not copyrighted.  As long as you don't use
the trademarked logo, there shouldn't be any problem with listing the names
on a button.

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Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Post by Christian Luch » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Another great idea from Jim! Place your orders today! :-D (Jim's other
idea, that I really liked, was a list of the new for 98 woodies with the
title "1998, the year of the woodie". But unfortunately, I can't list
some of the coasters due to copyright's. D'oh!)

Chris.

Quote:

> Also, an idea for Chris, the button man:  "Coast the Vote!" buttons.

> Jim Westland

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Woodie Poll: Update, Reminder, and Links, Steel Poll Volunteers?

Post by da.. » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hopefully, many of you out there are busily filling out your ballots.
>Thanks again to the 55 people who have sent their ballots to me in the
>first week.  I hope to get many more than the 132 I received last year.

>  For those of you who haven't, here is a <A
>HREF="http://SportToday.org/;>link </A> to a page where you
>can get a ballot.
>I have also added links there to comments made by some of our most
>pre-eminent r.r-c citizens about the annual poll and a link to
>preliminary results of this year's poll.

>  Please help "get out the vote" by providing a link from your roller
>coaster related site to the ballot page.

>  So far, there are two 'new for 1998' coasters ranked VERY highly,
>three in the top 30, and all six in the top 40.

>  Also, I am looking for any volunteers who would like to do some of the
>work in creating a ballot for a steel tracked coaster poll.  I will run
>a steel poll if and only if I can get volunteers to create a
>comprehensive ballot for me.  For all those who have expressed an
>interest over the years, this is your chance.

>--Mitch

Well, I have a world-wide coaster census (even better than the one on
Coasterville), in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, that I will donate
to the cause.  (I can filter out wood coasters and create a steel only
database)

Let's see you need Coaster Name, Park Name, State (or country code).
Given a little time and enrergy I could produce that.

BTW: For those interested, I am planning on making my Coaster Census
Database (in Excel) available for download at Coasterville.  966
entries as of now.
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