Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

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What date would you prefer for the 2010 Zone One Challenge?

Poll ended at 30 Dec 2009, 23:00

Friday April 30th
2
14%
Friday May 7th
0
No votes
Friday May 14th
0
No votes
Friday May 21st
0
No votes
Friday May 28th
4
29%
Friday June 4th
7
50%
Friday June 11th
0
No votes
Friday June 18th
1
7%
Friday June 25th
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14

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Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by geofftech » 07 Dec 2009, 23:00

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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by JoeGJ1984 » 08 Dec 2009, 12:43

I've been thinking: why have this on a Friday? Surely Saturday would be best (as with the R15s), because then people are off work and so you would get more people attending. I fail to see a good reason to use a weekday when it could just as well be done in the weekend.

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 Dec 2009, 12:45

JoeGJ1984 wrote:I've been thinking: why have this on a Friday? Surely Saturday would be best (as with the R15s), because then people are off work and so you would get more people attending. I fail to see a good reason to use a weekday when it could just as well be done in the weekend.
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by Going Underground » 08 Dec 2009, 12:51

Plus we normally have the relevant round of the R15 championship on the Saturday following...
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by tubeguru » 08 Dec 2009, 12:57

You would have to find a Saturday where the entirety of Zone 1 was free of engineering works. You would also have to bow to inevitability of overall times being slower than on a Friday due to fewer trains running.

Apart form that I see no reason why you can't do it on a Saturday. Except hoards of tourists everywhere ALL day, whereas on a Friday afternoon it's relatively quiet.
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by geofftech » 08 Dec 2009, 17:08

plus, it shows your 'dedication' to the cause. i''m going to have to take a days leave to make a Friday date, and i'm more than happy to do so.

you might find that it becomes so popular that there are too many people to make it manageable if it was on Saturday and loads of people came out for it, on a casual basis too.

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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by RichieG » 09 Dec 2009, 18:46

I was going to say the same thing - why a Friday...

but then again, I was going to say that it could be done earlier in the week rather than the weekend :)
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by tubeguru » 09 Dec 2009, 18:56

The first one was held on a Friday in 2004 and it has just been the custom to continue that.
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Post by Sam » 09 Dec 2009, 19:01

Argh, don't mess with traditions, my brain can't cope :S
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Post by Root » 09 Dec 2009, 21:22

I say this every year, it seems - wouldn't it be better to have a poll where it is possible to select multiple options? Then everyone can vote for ALL the days that suit them, and we can choose the one which will result in the highest attendance. Otherwise, the most popular day may not also be the most populous.
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by hwolge » 25 Dec 2009, 22:00

Root is right. Also, I think tradition really rules it should be in May.. On the other hand it's really up to whoever organises it to decide, right?
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Post by Soup Dragon » 27 Dec 2009, 10:10

I agree with Root, that is how I tend to run all the polls that I do for the R15 challenges.
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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by RichieG » 27 Dec 2009, 20:25

You say that 'tradition' states that it's been in May - but from what I can gather, it's been on the Friday during the summer half term, which is usually the last Friday in May, but this year is the first in June (still the Monday after the second May Bank Holiday).

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Re: Poll for what date to do Z1 2010 on ...

Post by geofftech » 30 Jan 2010, 02:11

So ... Friday June 4th looks like to be the chosen day then. Who wants to organise it this year? :)

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 30 Jan 2010, 10:26

geofftech wrote:So ... Friday June 4th looks like to be the chosen day then. Who wants to organise it this year? :)
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