Is this forum unrepresentative?

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francovendee
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Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Postby francovendee » 19 Feb 2020, 8:38am

Tinpotflowers wrote:
francovendee wrote:The Brexit thread has been active since Sept 2016 and in that time I'm pretty sure the majority of posts have been from people who voted to remain.
This means,

A few very prolific remain posters who'll not stop.

Leave voters got fed up and stopped posting ( with one or two notable exceptions, you know who you are! :D )

Or this forum for cyclists is out of wack with the rest of the country.

I'd be very interested in other views.

I see the moderator has closed the thread and I don't want to the same old arguments about brexit to start up again.



Is this forum unrepresentative?

Unless I have missed it, I would like to know what does this question means?

Is it unrepresentative in terms of a wide range of subjects in general or cycling or even the activate of CTC/CUK?
Are we talking about unrepresentative in terms of the:
world population
UK population
UK cycle user’s population
UK Cyclist population
Members of CTC/CUK
Active members of CTC/CUK (who participate in the activities of local groups)

We know the result of the referendum was very close but the Brexit thread didn't mirror this. Hence my question.

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Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Feb 2020, 9:35pm

Very unrepresentative, many more have cycled LeJoG, JoGLE, JoGLEJoG etcetera than in the general population, according to my poll a while ago :wink:
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Oldjohnw
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Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Postby Oldjohnw » 28 Feb 2020, 10:31pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Very unrepresentative, many more have cycled LeJoG, JoGLE, JoGLEJoG etcetera than in the general population, according to my poll a while ago :wink:


Excellent. And j suspect that more people on these pages ride bikes than in the general population.
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Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 28 Feb 2020, 11:47pm

francovendee wrote:
Tinpotflowers wrote:
francovendee wrote:The Brexit thread has been active since Sept 2016 and in that time I'm pretty sure the majority of posts have been from people who voted to remain.
This means,

A few very prolific remain posters who'll not stop.

Leave voters got fed up and stopped posting ( with one or two notable exceptions, you know who you are! :D )

Or this forum for cyclists is out of wack with the rest of the country.

I'd be very interested in other views.

I see the moderator has closed the thread and I don't want to the same old arguments about brexit to start up again.



Is this forum unrepresentative?

Unless I have missed it, I would like to know what does this question means?

Is it unrepresentative in terms of a wide range of subjects in general or cycling or even the activate of CTC/CUK?
Are we talking about unrepresentative in terms of the:
world population
UK population
UK cycle user’s population
UK Cyclist population
Members of CTC/CUK
Active members of CTC/CUK (who participate in the activities of local groups)

We know the result of the referendum was very close but the Brexit thread didn't mirror this. Hence my question.

I think if you go back to around the time of the referendum it did "mirror" it more actually.
We were/are a persistent lot, us Europhiles. We had/have a lot to lose!

It certainly was passionate.
Sometimes it spilled over into insult, but not so often, more usually just tough argument.
Nothing wrong with that though, on an issue so important.
In many ways it would be good if other big political decisions could attract the same motivation.
And sometimes less moderation.

Beats watching soaps I reckon. :shock: