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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:22 pm

coasterbill wrote:I won't lie, even as a coaster person I would have to Google "Which Vekoma SLCs have Kumbak restraints" to fill that out. Without cheating I would have no f*cking idea. :lol:

You know more than me then. I would have to Google "what is a Kumbak restraint" first. :lol:
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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:57 pm

I still remember the SLCs I have ridden, around the world, that were good ones, to me.
But that's too much work to sort through an entire list of them.... ick.

Not to mention all the Boomerangs that abound, all around the world. :omg:

Too many of the same thing. So don't list them (at) all.

And make fanbois go berserk! :devil: Jingle.


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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby A.J. » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:28 am

Okay, everyone, we believe that we've come up with a solution.

In the 2017 poll, we found that the existing four Intamin Mega-Lite coasters (Kawasemi, Piraten, Mega-Lite and Fly Over Mediterranean) were skewing the results and taking up valuable spots on the top 25 coasters. Since we wanted to have as wide a representation as possible for that top 25, we decided to group those coasters together into one entry when the time came to get the results. Together, those coasters placed 14th on the combined ranking. If we hadn't grouped them, Shambhala, iSpeed and Iron Rattler wouldn't have been in the top 25.

For 2018, we will be doing a similar thing for any "clone" or that has three installations or more.

For example, the Superman flying coasters and Crystal Wing will be "grouped" in this manner, since there are four examples of that layout, but Manta and Acrobat will not be. We will also be doing some curation as to which layouts aren't clones exactly but are similar enough that they should be grouped (such as S&S El Loco coasters).

How does this affect you as a voter? Short answer: it doesn't. All of this work is happening behind the scenes, and we are doing this in such a way that every individual coaster will still be available to search for and rank. So all of you completionists out there can rest easy. This method will also allow us to make sure we aren't using any hardcore coaster jargon as to not alienate our casual voters.

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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:04 am

I really like this solution. It also has the benefit of getting some fresh faces into the bottom 10 considering SLCs took up 7 of the bottom 10 spots. :lol:
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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby boldikus » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:29 am

Sounds perfect!

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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:52 am

Grouping all the clones together makes the most sense by far. It's much easier for me to group the 3 batman clones together than trying to actually sit down and think "hmmm SFOT or SFGAdv well SFOT did have that one very minor shake in the 2nd corkscrew" (I've never actually had this thought or cared whether a B&M "rattles" just for clarification I just made that thought process up :lmao: ).
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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby Skittles » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:05 am

Fine by me! I'm just excited that the poll is happening a bit earlier this year
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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:16 am

Yes this is a perfect way to do it. Takes all the work off us, so I can just say I like Coaster X and it still ends up being representative. Well done!
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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:14 pm

Sounds like a great way to do things for this poll.

Good for you guys, to figure something out like this.

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Re: The Official "TPR Coaster Poll" Thread!

Postby A.J. » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

Hey everyone, we're issuing a "last call" for any corrections or additions (such as Python at Efteling, which is now added) before the poll opens.

www.coasterpoll.com

Again, here's what we're mainly looking for:

  • coasterpoll.com website issues
  • Missing coasters and parks
  • Coasters and parks with misspelled names
  • Coasters and parks with inaccurate / out-of-date names (Ricochet > Apple Zapple)
  • Coasters that closed in 2018 or have been SBNO for an extended period of time

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