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BoTM Jan 2011 Pre' 90 Special - The Poll
Legrandfromage's Green Bicycle of Quality / Mystery 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Jerky's Pace RC100 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
bduc61's Ferraroli California 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
kirbdug's 1989 Saracen Tufftrax 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Sithlord's 1988 Fisher Mt Tam 8%  8%  [ 17 ]
Crantinope's Kona Explosif 17%  17%  [ 37 ]
oneschnark's 1989 Grove Hard Core 7%  7%  [ 15 ]
Gravy Monster's 1989 Raleigh Avanti 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
GoldenEraMTB's 1988 Fat Chance Wicked 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Makster's 1988 Jamis Dakota Competition 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
bmx4130cromo's 1985 GT Timberline 5%  5%  [ 11 ]
doctor-bond's 1989 Roberts Peugeot 4%  4%  [ 9 ]
landsbee's 1988 Kuwahara Cascade Cross 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Ductape's Ritchey Timber Comp 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
skolioza's 1989 Scott Boulder 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Dr S' 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper 15%  15%  [ 32 ]
beavis' 1989 Marin Palisades Trail 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
wired99's 1985 Claud Butler Canyon 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
kaytronika's Saracen Tufftrax 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
kaiser's KHS Montana XT 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
bushpig's 1988 Cunningham Racer 16%  16%  [ 36 ]
garethl's Pinarello 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
hollister's Bontrager 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 220
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It was constructive criticism and I'm sorry you cannot accept that.


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Oh, we are doing a splendid job of pissing off our American cousins in this thread arn't we. Soon there will be none left. Won't it just be swell without those loud Yanks and their fancy bikes, broad knowledge and willingness to help ship out bikes for us Islanders? RetroBike will be so much better without them- we can get on with building up our Saracens and Claud Butlers unhindered by their influence!

Dark times :cry:


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Righty ho, probably best I lock this for a couple of days.

Just to make a few points in response to various comments

-The polls have always ended at 23:59.59 on the last day of the month UK time. It's even a rule now > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8326 . Now that is really clear it's a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. It has to end at some point and given I'm generally the one doing the ending it may as well be 23:59.59 where I live. If I ever move to Mexico things may change.

-I'm somewhat unclear where the assumption that the mods or 'people in the UK' wanted the Kona to win comes from? Or do some of you have super ESP powers (to go with others claimed) that enables you to read minds?

-The site is indeed UK-centric. Not especially by design, that's just the way it worked out. However US visitors also account for a large percentage of traffic, not least on this thread.

-Normal users are just as capable of fixing the poll as any of the mods or myself through registering multiple accounts. If one was going to do this I'd suggest it's probably better to put any multiple votes in ahead of time to prevent cries of foul play.

-I have no visibility of who voted for what, just like any other user. I could modify the forum in order to obtain that information but what use would it be? I'm not looking to spend hours cross referencing usernames with post counts with IP address. If someone really wants to then please volunteer.

-Some tactical voting does occur, that's true. But isn't that the case in every election (although of course generally interim/predicted results are gathered through opinion polls).

-It would be interesting indeed to run a BoTM poll without being able to preview the vote as it happens. However this would involve a custom mod to the forum software as best as I can tell and I have better things to do.


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how does one enter this? to late already?


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 Post subject: Re: submit a ride
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:21 pm 
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pluzall wrote:
how does one enter this? to late already?


I'm afraid so. BOTM runs for a month, this was January's and had a theme, you can enter Feb's though as its an anything goes month!


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135544


have a wee look at the rules too

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8326


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