As promised, on the right hand side of this page you will see a poll where you can vote for your favoured destination for the Allstars’ overseas tour in 2011. Just because you don’t usually tour, or won’t be touring in 2011, shouldn’t stop you from voting — after all, Maxie’s not going to take any notice of this anyway.
If you do vote for “Other”, please say where in the comments section below.
11 thoughts on “Poll: the 2011 Tour”
Re Munich, we now have the offer of two games, a day at Oktoberfest, and possibly a hotel provided.
I'll not take it any further till someone decides. Could roll it over to 2012 if there's a better offer.
I'm unhappy this poll is being carried out under the Tory first-past-the-post system. PR or even AV would have been better!
I'm not sure how PR would work since there can only be one winner.
I would have loved to have done an AV poll, but I could not find a Blogger widget that would do that. However, if enough people request it in these comments, I can do a French style “run-off” between the top two options once the Poll closes.
As things currently stand, one option has more than 50% of the votes (and indeed only two options have any votes) which makes the debate purely academic.
And all of those Munich votes were by me!
I'm using the electoral campaigning of a famous Munchener. Agree with me or I shoot you.
On that note, we seem to be taking a leaf out of Afghanistan's book by using whatever name we fancy here….
But this vote is clearly fixed.
'Mediterranean Island' is a category much broader than any of the other options, except 'other'. It's a 'push poll'. Wiki defines thus: “A push poll is a political campaign technique in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll. In a push poll, large numbers of respondents are contacted, and little or no effort is made to collect and analyze response data. Instead, the push poll is a form of telemarketing-based propaganda and rumor mongering, masquerading as a poll”. Leave out the politics and the 'large number', and there you have it.
In an objective analysis, it is irrelevant whether more people opt for 'Mediterranean Island' than 'Munich', because this does not tell you whether more people prefer e.g., Corfu to Munich or Ibiza to Croatia. There is no legitimate reason to assume that everyone who wants, say, Malta, would prefer Cyprus to Croatia. Yet relying on the results of this poll would imply results of this kind.
I could say “But 'Mediterranean islands' is a sufficiently homogeneous group *in this context*, such that that you can assume that a person who prefers one of them to another option, would also prefer any other of them. In other words, it is unlikely that anyone would choose Corfu over Munich but not Crete over Munich.”
On the other hand, I could just delete Paul's comment.
So you think someone who would like to go to Capri or Corfu would feel exactly the same about Ayia Napa or Ibiza?
In terms of Allstars tours: yes.
You could have used Malta instead of Capri or Corfu in your example. A very different island to Ibiza from the point of view that you are considering. But Malta tour and the Ibiza tour were very similar tour experiences in fact.
Belfast, Slovenia, and Porto were all popular too. None of them are Mediterranean islands.
People can imagine whatever they want from such a vague term, as compared to a specific place with a specific time.
Let's all just go to the Netherlands….
Somewhere hot with a swimming pool! This may be controversial, but I don't actually care if it's on an island or not.