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Bike of The Month June 2013 - The Poll
Poll ended at Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:59 pm
Nader's 1993 Yo Eddy Aquafade 14%  14%  [ 32 ]
tvcreative's 1996 Fat Chance Yo Eddy 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
yo-Nate-y's 1991 Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance 4%  4%  [ 8 ]
huelse's 1988 Ibis Custom 27%  27%  [ 59 ]
drcarlos' Carl's 1989 Raleigh 531 Lightweight 'Team Edition' 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
We_are_Stevo's W.A.S's '92 WOT 5%  5%  [ 12 ]
Retroyetirigid's 1991 Yeti Ultimate 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
chute55uk's 1990 fisher montare 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
KingRoon's 1990 YETI FRO John Tomac Tribute 9%  9%  [ 19 ]
SYN-CROSSIS' 1993 Mountaingoat Whiskeytown Racer 12%  12%  [ 26 ]
TSC's (Barrie Clarke's) 1996 Raleigh 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
Spwal's 1994 Yeti ARC AS 12%  12%  [ 26 ]
Tigern's 1996 Klein Attitude 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
Total votes : 221
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:43 pm 
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I object to the inference that I have no free will. When choosing the Ibis I gave no thought to or looked at anything other than the bikes.

Don't judge everybody by your own standards or pessimism.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:04 pm 
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[quote="The History Man"]I object to the inference that I have no free will. When choosing the Ibis I gave no thought to or looked at anything other than the bikes.

Don't judge everybody by your own standards or pessimism.[/quote]

59 voted for the Ibis, 162 voted for something else...

...by putting the top three (four this month) through to a 'deciding' vote the 162 who [i]didn't[/i] vote for the Ibis could then have the opportunity to either vote for it or one of the others, thus adding an extra element of competition into the mix.

It might even encourage more people to vote; (un)Reality TV and Talent(less) shows, with their voting systems, being as (unfathomably) popular as they are?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:14 pm 
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I don't get your issue with the Ibis winning Stevo?

Its a beautiful example of an awesome bike that gained nearly twice as many votes as the 2nd place bike?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Can the second round format ...top 3...be done on a non-restricted month? The more entries the better.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:44 pm 
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[quote="We_are_Stevo"][quote="The History Man"]I object to the inference that I have no free will. When choosing the Ibis I gave no thought to or looked at anything other than the bikes.

Don't judge everybody by your own standards or pessimism.[/quote]

59 voted for the Ibis, 162 voted for something else...

...by putting the top three (four this month) through to a 'deciding' vote the 162 who [i]didn't[/i] vote for the Ibis could then have the opportunity to either vote for it or one of the others, thus adding an extra element of competition into the mix.

It might even encourage more people to vote; (un)Reality TV and Talent(less) shows, with their voting systems, being as (unfathomably) popular as they are?[/quote]

Clearly people vote for varying reasons, for varying bikes. As well as encouraging people, it may discourage some from voting in a 2nd vote - almost as if their ideal choice had no bearing. Some months I don't vote - if there's not a bike I would actually chose to take home and ride. So for me, at least - possibly others - there's every chance a 2nd vote may get ignored, too.

I think there's a tendency to overthink it all - it's all supposed to be fun, there are some rules, so long as they're pretty much followed, and the bikes are all eligible, why not just let the voting decide.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Have a thought for poor John when considering increasingly convoluted voting methodologies! Sometimes I go back over the prior winning bikes and it is hard to argue with them even though from month to month there are usually more than a couple strong contenders.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:04 pm 
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I believe your complaint as to the fact that the votes were so spread out is because the number of bikes in the poll is rather massive, rather than the ibis not getting enough. I believe the correlation would be statistically similar had the sample size been smaller and the ibis would probably have won the same percentage of all the votes which in this case is a unusually big percentage of the totality of all the votes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:10 pm 
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I believe your complaint as to the fact that the votes were so spread out is because the number of bikes in the poll is rather massive, rather than the ibis not getting enough.

Adding another layer of voting is ridiculous for a poll that is supposed to be fun and would not have altered the outcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:14 pm 
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I think it's time for BOTM July 2013!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Its already posted!


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