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Romeo Whisky26/07/2011 08:29:47
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I would be interested to know how many fly only at a club, how many fly elsewhere than at a club (either alone or as a small group).
Perhaps the questions could be:-
Do you fly ...
a. At a club site
b. From private land
c. From a public site (playing field etc).
allowing people to check more than one answer.
Bob Cotsford26/07/2011 09:05:03
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don't forget
More than one club
More than one of the above
Tom T26/07/2011 09:05:58
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This is a really good one! I back this one definitely, it would be interesting to know. Would the club site include, slope soaring and then flat ground fields for the nitro and petrol maniacs (have to say this one is the best)?
David Ashby - Moderator26/07/2011 09:07:48
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Thanks RW I'll do that soon but we only have a single choice option at the moment so perhaps ......?
mainly from a club site
mainly from public land
mainly on private land
John Privett26/07/2011 10:02:14
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Sorry to be a pain, but which would I (and others, eg. BEB) tick if we fly at a club site that is on public land?
I guess probably "club site", but - though I think it's a great question for a poll - the answers people might want to give may not be quite as straightforward as you'd think!
Romeo Whisky26/07/2011 14:02:01
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There might be quite a lot who fly in more than one, so "mainly" would be a good idea.
The best approach to use for questions where there are "mixed" answers as some have pointed out is to use a hierarchial method of answering - sometimes called "the bagatelle board" principle.
The idea is that you work down the list of options and tick the first one that applies. So if you flew at a club site on public land you would just tick club site because that is the first choice that applies. Might sound complicated but it's not really, and it does give the statistical answer that we would be trying to get at..
Martin Harris26/07/2011 17:32:22
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why not uncomplicate it - pick the first that applies:
Mainly from rented club site
Mainly from club owned site
Mainly from club site on public land/park
Mainly on private land
Mainly on public land /park
Should be sufficient info to break down the results in enough different ways to satisfy most interests...any other categories spring to mind? 

Edited By Martin Harris on 26/07/2011 17:34:03

BB26/07/2011 18:07:21
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Some clubs fly off public and/or privated land.
Is it a 'private' club, or Association flying off private or public land.
Is your club or association BMFA affiliated. Or, affliated or not to another recorgnise national or semi-national non or recorgnised group.
Polls can be a nightmare can't they. They can end up just pandering to the notebook database brigade etc
Other Q's to ask.

Vintage (Post  ... ) yr
Scale (ditto)
The lists are endless ..... BB ever helpful

Edited By Basildon Biggles on 26/07/2011 18:22:38

Martin Harris26/07/2011 20:15:47
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That was why David suggested the word "mainly" which I think is an excellent idea given the limitation of a single vote. I'm sure ther'll be someone who claims equal use of every option but I feel something along the lines suggested might suit the vast majority.
Have you been away BB? I don't recall seeing any posts from you recently...but I don't read every thread.
David Ashby - Moderator27/07/2011 09:46:32
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Ok, thanks guys, Martin, good suggestions there, we'll run with those.....
Chris Channon25/08/2011 17:33:24
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Hi all, yep i have been sad and responded to every poll, is there any reason for the polls? is it just out of interest to see what we are all upto?
Or is there a more sinister reason ( typing slowly now !!!) Hehehe.
FunnyFlyer25/08/2011 17:59:39
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How about:
"Are there too many polls appearing on the forum"
I reckon the publisher is selling the results off to the trade!
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator25/08/2011 21:47:40
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The polls are purely for fun - and the results are public domain!
The facility was one of a small number added to the forum simply to add a bit of interest.
Ady Hayward14/09/2011 18:29:12
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An interesting poll would be to the modellers build preference. What percentage like building, and what percentage don't want to build:
Scratch build with balsa/ GRP, scratch build with Foams, Kit build wood, kit build foam, ARF wood/ GRP, ARF foam, RTF wood/ GRP, RTF foam.
Mogs05/10/2011 15:35:08
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Id like to know how many mid air collisions have club flyers experienced in the last 12 months. There have been two at our club when the most in the air a any one time is about 6.
David Ashby - Moderator31/10/2011 07:38:01
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That was a good one Mogs
Right, time to start a new can anyone think of a good question?

Pete B - Moderator21/01/2012 10:23:08
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Simple subject for a poll: 'Should model aircraft have model pilots?'
ricky21/01/2012 14:04:25
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few poll ideas

under 20
51 and above



not in uk
Tom T21/01/2012 15:26:33
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I agree with Ricky on the Average age of member, would like to know just by interest
Bob Cotsford21/01/2012 15:39:28
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I'd put good money on the average age being 55-60.
There you go, new competition idea into the bargain, predict the poll results!
Have we done UK v Overseas modelling spend?  EG, do you buy more from UK suppliers or HK etc..

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 21/01/2012 15:40:05

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