Internet woodie poll results coming soon....

Internet woodie poll results coming soon....

Post by STOPSPA » Mon, 06 Dec 2004 20:35:44


Mitch sent out an e-mail to everyone who filled out the internet woodie
poll, asking them to verify their rankings in the poll.  He also said that
he hopes to have the results posted on or before tomorrow (Monday.)

Some things to look for:

-- With nearly twice as many riders this year, will Balder retain its title
of best woodie in the world?

-- Can Tremors keep its title of best American woodie?  And number 2
overall?

-- How will the 168 extra ballots this year alter the results?  One big
hint: last year abrupt airtime squeaked out a win over floating airtime.
This year, floating airtime won decisively.  Apparently these new
poll-takers seem to prefer floating airtime over all other forces on their
woodies.  How will this skew the results?

-- Will Aska and Ozark Wildcat remain in the top 10 with many new riders
this year?

-- How will Thunderhead, Avalanche and Tsunami fare against the CCI and
classic favorites?

-- Many old-time enthusiasts, especially those on the net, have written off
Shivering Timbers as old hat that has been eclipsed by the newer CCIs and
GCIs.  Will that feeling be shown in the polls, or does it still impress
the masses of enthusiasts?

-- Now that the ACE European trip is two years past, and others have ridden
the European woodies since then, how will that effect their rankings?

-- Will Knoebels' Twister's amazing performance at the PPPPP this year pull
it higher in the rankings, or was everybody too engrossed by Phoenix to
notice? ;-)

-- Which coasters will be hurt by poor maintenance?

-- Can Paramount's Great America's Grizzly claim the title of worst
operating woodie in the world for an unprecedented TENTH year in a row?

-- With Hercules demolished, what coaster will step up to claim the rank of
second worst woodie?

-- What is wrong with you people for disagreeing with me? ;-)

Stay tuned....


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Internet woodie poll results coming soon....

Post by William J. Buckle » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:44:54

I don't understand what that means.... "asking them to verify their rankings
in the poll"

Verify what?  Have never in all my years had to verify my ballot - do I have
to do so now?

-b  "confused"



Quote:
> Mitch sent out an e-mail to everyone who filled out the internet woodie
> poll, asking them to verify their rankings in the poll.  He also said that
> he hopes to have the results posted on or before tomorrow (Monday.)

> Some things to look for:

> -- With nearly twice as many riders this year, will Balder retain its
title
> of best woodie in the world?

> -- Can Tremors keep its title of best American woodie?  And number 2
> overall?

> -- How will the 168 extra ballots this year alter the results?  One big
> hint: last year abrupt airtime squeaked out a win over floating airtime.
> This year, floating airtime won decisively.  Apparently these new
> poll-takers seem to prefer floating airtime over all other forces on their
> woodies.  How will this skew the results?

> -- Will Aska and Ozark Wildcat remain in the top 10 with many new riders
> this year?

> -- How will Thunderhead, Avalanche and Tsunami fare against the CCI and
> classic favorites?

> -- Many old-time enthusiasts, especially those on the net, have written
off
> Shivering Timbers as old hat that has been eclipsed by the newer CCIs and
> GCIs.  Will that feeling be shown in the polls, or does it still impress
> the masses of enthusiasts?

> -- Now that the ACE European trip is two years past, and others have
ridden
> the European woodies since then, how will that effect their rankings?

> -- Will Knoebels' Twister's amazing performance at the PPPPP this year
pull
> it higher in the rankings, or was everybody too engrossed by Phoenix to
> notice? ;-)

> -- Which coasters will be hurt by poor maintenance?

> -- Can Paramount's Great America's Grizzly claim the title of worst
> operating woodie in the world for an unprecedented TENTH year in a row?

> -- With Hercules demolished, what coaster will step up to claim the rank
of
> second worst woodie?

> -- What is wrong with you people for disagreeing with me? ;-)

> Stay tuned....


> PLEASE remove "STOPSPAM" from my address when replying via e-mail.

> "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by
>  the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree
>  in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support
>  him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not
>  to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he
>  fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is
>  unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or
>  anyone else."
>                              -- Theodore Roosevelt


 
 
 

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Post by Janna Rasmusse » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:21:51

On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 03:44:54 GMT, "William J. Buckley"

Quote:

>I don't understand what that means.... "asking them to verify their rankings
>in the poll"

>Verify what?  Have never in all my years had to verify my ballot - do I have
>to do so now?

>-b  "confused"

I think he just wanted people to recheck and make sure their ballots
were done correctly.  A lot of people ranked coasters they seemingly
hadn't ridden (or they forgot to change the 'n' to a 'y').  Mistakes
on ballots won't be counted.

I don't think you needed to respond if your ballot was OK.  I didn't.

-Janna

 
 
 

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Post by AirtimeJunk » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:20:32

Unfortunately, I voted in the poll only to find out that my ballot was screwed
up.  Oh, well.

Kevin "voted Tremors #1" Coley

 
 
 

Internet woodie poll results coming soon....

Post by STOPSPA » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:30:16


Quote:
>Unfortunately, I voted in the poll only to find out that my ballot was screwed
>up.  Oh, well.

>Kevin "voted Tremors #1" Coley

That was the point of his asking people to verify their ballots. He was
asking people to check them and let him know if there were any errors.  

It may not be too late to let him know.  But you'd better do it quickly,
since the results are supposed to be posted some time tomorrow.

Tremors can definitely use the vote! ;-)


PLEASE remove "STOPSPAM" from my address when replying via e-mail.

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by
 the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree
 in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support
 him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not
 to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he
 fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is
 unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or
 anyone else."
                             -- Theodore Roosevelt

 
 
 

Internet woodie poll results coming soon....

Post by Justin Kreinde » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 00:37:58



Quote:
> Mitch sent out an e-mail to everyone who filled out the internet woodie
> poll, asking them to verify their rankings in the poll.  He also said that
> he hopes to have the results posted on or before tomorrow (Monday.)

> Some things to look for:

> -- With nearly twice as many riders this year, will Balder retain its
title
> of best woodie in the world?

> -- Can Tremors keep its title of best American woodie?  And number 2
> overall?

> -- How will the 168 extra ballots this year alter the results?  One big
> hint: last year abrupt airtime squeaked out a win over floating airtime.
> This year, floating airtime won decisively.  Apparently these new
> poll-takers seem to prefer floating airtime over all other forces on their
> woodies.  How will this skew the results?

> -- Will Aska and Ozark Wildcat remain in the top 10 with many new riders
> this year?

> -- How will Thunderhead, Avalanche and Tsunami fare against the CCI and
> classic favorites?

> -- Many old-time enthusiasts, especially those on the net, have written
off
> Shivering Timbers as old hat that has been eclipsed by the newer CCIs and
> GCIs.  Will that feeling be shown in the polls, or does it still impress
> the masses of enthusiasts?

> -- Now that the ACE European trip is two years past, and others have
ridden
> the European woodies since then, how will that effect their rankings?

> -- Will Knoebels' Twister's amazing performance at the PPPPP this year
pull
> it higher in the rankings, or was everybody too engrossed by Phoenix to
> notice? ;-)

> -- Which coasters will be hurt by poor maintenance?

> -- Can Paramount's Great America's Grizzly claim the title of worst
> operating woodie in the world for an unprecedented TENTH year in a row?

> -- With Hercules demolished, what coaster will step up to claim the rank
of
> second worst woodie?

> -- What is wrong with you people for disagreeing with me? ;-)

I think the best question is:

-What sort of effect will the Rollercoaster Enthusiasts for Truth campaign
have on the rankings?

:-)

-Justin