[r-t] Minor Blocks
matthew at frye.org.uk
Fri Sep 12 00:00:26 UTC 2014
> I'll give the current poll until tomorrow, then post something about the results. Some more careful analysis of the votes may be needed to decide what people think about Option F.
Ummmmm, sorry for the delay...
Given I'm more than a month late with this I think maybe someone else should take charge of the next poll.
Reminder of the options:
A: Methods with place notations that are multiples or fractions of other methods can each be separately named.
B: A method can't be named as a new method if its place notation is a multiple or a fraction of a previously named method.
C: When a new method is rung, the Methods Committee decides what should be the appropriate multiple or fraction of the place notation that defines a lead of the method.
D: None of the above. Methods may not have divisible place notations.
E: Methods are defined by the shortest non-repeating sequence of changes. Differentials where Hunter classes (other than Hybrid) can apply if the Plain Course is considered in its entirety shall be classified as Hunters and entitled accordingly.
F: In this, a method has a canonical definition (which might be the shortest place notation or the first rung) and name. However, it is perfectly acceptable for a method to have other names for replications or rotations - possibly called variations.
Each was ranked on a scale of: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Disagree Nor Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree. These were assigned values from 5 for Strongly Agree down to 1 for Strongly Disagree to allow average ratings to be calculated.
SA A NDNA D SD Total Average Rating
A: 9 = 47.37% 1 = 5.26% 2 = 10.53% 3 = 15.79% 4 = 21.05% 19 3.42
B: 4 = 21.05% 3 = 15.79% 2 = 10.53% 5 = 26.32% 5 = 26.32% 19 2.79
C: 0 = 0.00% 0 = 0.00% 1 = 5.26% 3 = 15.79% 15 = 78.95% 19 1.26
D: 1 = 5.26% 3 = 15.79% 3 = 15.79% 4 = 21.05% 8 = 42.11% 19 2.21
E: 0 = 0.00% 5 = 27.78% 2 = 11.11% 6 = 33.33% 5 = 27.78% 18 2.39
F: 3 = 15.79% 8 = 42.11% 3 = 15.79% 5 = 26.32% 0 = 0.00% 19 3.47
It's clear that A & F are favoured over the others, and that almost no one actually wants the Methods Committee to be the ones making the decision (option C).
Between A/F, A has a higher first pick, but F has a higher average (by the smallest possible margin with this sample size). To try to pick between them I checked all the individual responses, unfortunately this was a tie (8-8, with 3 ranking them equal).
My subjective impression was that people who liked both A & F ranked A slightly higher, but other people who disliked both ranked F slightly higher. Make of that what you will!
Sorry again for the delay,
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