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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby bill_s » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:55 pm

I've avoided ranking coasters until now. Actually seemed pretty easy, but then I was figuring the results will be combined with others so it's not like I'm publishing my sole version of Truth.

Oh well, post some of it anyway:
The I305
The Skyrush
The El Toro
The Storm Runner
The Superman The Ride
The Nitro
The Dominator
The Wicked Cyclone
The Kingda Ka
The Superman Ride of Steel ... SFA's in the Top 10!
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52. Steel Force
53. Avalanche
54. Big Apple Coaster
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60, 61. SFOT, SFOG mine trains I last rode over 40 years ago. No chance to win, but still kind of cool.
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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Just submitted. I ranked 134 coasters, and I will admit I did get a bit lazy when it came to everything after about 70. But I am very happy with my Top 50 and Bottom 10.
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Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 pm

Done! Strictly used the grouping method.
114 wood+512 steel=626 | Steel Vengeance | Boulder Dash | Twisted Timbers | Coaster | X2 | Twisted Colossus | Storm Chaser | Phoenix | Maverick | Twisted Cyclone | Iron Rattler | Voyage | Kawasemi | El Toro | New Texas Giant
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Postby 805Andrew » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 am

The only coaster I noticed that was missing was Drifting Coaster from the traveling circuit.
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Postby A.J. » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:50 am

805Andrew wrote:The only coaster I noticed that was missing was Drifting Coaster from the traveling circuit.

We originally limited the selection to the largest traveling coasters at the time - Olympia Looping, Alpina Bahn, Spinning Racer, Hollenblitz, Teststrecke, Spinning Coaster XXL, and Wilde Maus XXL. Considering the Drifting Coaster's popularity and uniqueness, we'll consider adding it to the 2018 poll.
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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby Fiorell » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:28 am

I really love that someone finally tried to recreate a 'Mitch Hawker' style poll and you even seem to improve on it. I also managed to create a ballot for the beta, but I observed a few usability issues - especially if you try to create a complete ranking of your 300+ coasters (and I think, on the long run, more people will try to do and keep complete lists).

I had the problem, that after adding more than 100 coasters to the ranking, the handling becomes slow and tedious. Grabbing a new coaster from the 'unranked list' and dragging it up to its correct position takes around 30 seconds (or even more if the list gets longer) - per coaster.

I would prefer the following layout, and I hope you are going to consider this, because it adds a ton of usability:

The unranked list is on the left and the ranked list is on the right.
Both lists have their own scrollbar.

That's all.

Now, when I want to add a new coaster, I scroll to it in the left list (or just execute them in the order of that list), scroll to the target position on the right side, drag it and drop it. Done in a few seconds.

In addition, my final ballot had two errors which I could not remove: 'T3' and 'Pulsar' had two entries in the ranked list. Don't know how this happened.

Other than that: Great job, very nice site and I'm eagerly awaiting the first results!
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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby cfc » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:30 am

I didn't rank every coaster I've ever ridden, but I think my top ten and bottom ten are pretty solid.

TOP TEN
New Texas Giant
Balder
El Toro
Expedition GeForce
Wildfire (Kolmarden)
Maverick
Goliath (Walibi Holland)
Intimidator 305
Olympia Looping
Goliath (SF Great America)

BOTTOM TEN ("best" to "worst")
Apocalypse (SFA)
Firehawk
Nighthawk
Eejanaika
Zeus
Cyclops
Anaconda (Walygator)
Goudurix
Bandit (Movie Park Germany)
Space Mountain: Mission 2 (DLP)
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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:36 pm

Fiorell wrote:I really love that someone finally tried to recreate a 'Mitch Hawker' style poll and you even seem to improve on it. I also managed to create a ballot for the beta, but I observed a few usability issues - especially if you try to create a complete ranking of your 300+ coasters (and I think, on the long run, more people will try to do and keep complete lists).

I had the problem, that after adding more than 100 coasters to the ranking, the handling becomes slow and tedious. Grabbing a new coaster from the 'unranked list' and dragging it up to its correct position takes around 30 seconds (or even more if the list gets longer) - per coaster.

I would prefer the following layout, and I hope you are going to consider this, because it adds a ton of usability:

The unranked list is on the left and the ranked list is on the right.
Both lists have their own scrollbar.

That's all.

Now, when I want to add a new coaster, I scroll to it in the left list (or just execute them in the order of that list), scroll to the target position on the right side, drag it and drop it. Done in a few seconds.

In addition, my final ballot had two errors which I could not remove: 'T3' and 'Pulsar' had two entries in the ranked list. Don't know how this happened.

Other than that: Great job, very nice site and I'm eagerly awaiting the first results!

lol! I'm sorry, but I sort of have to laugh that you sign up for our forums the day AFTER the poll closes and we have been discussing the beta test for nearly 4 months only to tell us now what you don't like about it in a "compliment sandwich" format. While we all appreciate the feedback, it sort of makes it hard for us to take it seriously.

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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby Andrewoplis » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:30 pm

Been a while since I posted on the forums, but I thought this was a pretty cool project so I thought I'd might as well chime in. Didn't get to rank to much, but I think I got a pretty solid top ten together. I tend to find myself ranking rides based simply on how memorable and or interesting I found them, versus vigorously diving into different "categories" (airtime, + forces, smoothness, etc.) like I used to. Nothing wrong with the later, just not how I prefer to do things anymore. So anyway, here's what I ended with:

1. Olympia Looping - Barth (Traveling)
2. Coaster - Playland (I used to have the wooden Wild Mouse at Blackpool tied with this one, but I think we all know what happened to that one...)
3. Mindbender - West Edmonton Mall
4. Cyclone - Coney Island
5. Twisted Colossus - Magic Mountain
6. X2 - Magic Mountain
7. Nemesis - Alton Towers
8. Tornado - Bakken
9. Widle Maus XXL - Eberhart (Traveling)
10. Steeplechase - Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who helped put this together, I had a lot of fun with this and can't wait to see the results!
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Re: The "TPR Coaster Poll" Beta Test is now OPEN!

Postby A.J. » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Fiorell wrote:In addition, my final ballot had two errors which I could not remove: 'T3' and 'Pulsar' had two entries in the ranked list. Don't know how this happened.

Hey, welcome to the TPR forums!

I am not seeing duplicate entries for T3 and Pulsar on our end, so there shouldn't be an issue with your ranking. Thanks for taking the time! As this year's poll is still in "beta", things may be a little different next year, but we're sticking with what we have for now.
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