2020: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danny, 20th Nov 2019.

  1. WillPS

    WillPS TowersStreet Member

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    How come that was removed? Just part of a general effort to tone down the messaging after the incident?
     
  2. USLShadow

    USLShadow TowersStreet Member

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    Yeap, same as some of the Oblivion videos/Audio


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  3. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

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    Did anybody actually believe some of the ride cars go missing? :confused:
     
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  4. USLShadow

    USLShadow TowersStreet Member

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    I did when I was ten...


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  5. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    What I have noticed with the povs is the definite distance in popularity with the smiler and wicker man from the rest of the rides. They have so much more views it shows the others up.
     
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    Burbs TS Site Team Team Member

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    Newer rides so less people will have ridden them (somewhat, especially Wicker) and with them being new they'll naturally have more popularity.
     
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  7. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    The smiler isn't new anymore it's 7 years old
     
  8. Burbs

    Burbs TS Site Team Team Member

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    Newer. Less people will have ridden it and it's still massively popular. Not everyone visits Alton Towers every year, I took my cousin last year who hadn't been since Thirteen opened.

    :)
     
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  9. AstroDan

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    Smiler is insanely popular.
     
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  10. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    To be fair it deserves the credit it's a fantastic ride. I know a lot of enthusiasts have a thing for nemmy but it's always been the smiler for me
     
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    “Showing the others up” seems like a bit of a weird term to use. I have noticed you are a bit obsessed with the Smiler being better or more popular than the others. I used to work at Towers, mainly on Nemmy and Duel, and from my perspective of asking people what their favourite rides were, Nemmy would nearly always be the pick for older people, enthusiasts (and particularly enthusiasts from abroad who, in a lot of cases, come to Towers solely for Nemesis), Galactica was a huge hit for younger pre-teens who think the VR is cool and many would mention the connection to different gaming systems, and Wicker Man and Smiler were more popular but it seemed more so with the general public who would tend to judge a ride on different factors than others.

    This may seem like a sweeping generalisation but the point is everybody has different preferences and therefore different rides they prefer. It’s not really about comparison of these rides. You love The Smiler for whatever reason, I prefer Nemmy. They are both very popular with different people for different reasons.
     
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    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    I was going to post something about the people who fapp over the smiler being at the lower end of society.
    But I won’t :confused:
     
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  13. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    No no no I'm sorry I'm not having that. Joke all you want about what you think about the smiler I don't care but 'lower end of society' is an insult and will just annoy a lot of people. As said already, everyone has different opinions on rides. I prefer the smiler, but I don't judge the people who prefer nemmy. I express my opinion about why I think it's better but not about the people who have the opposite opinion
     
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  14. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    All I can go on is what I see
    I see a certain type of people heading and fapping outside the smiler entrance.
    And another type around Nemmy.
    Nemmy is more tea and biscuits with the vicar :D
     
  15. Ethan

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    So you're calling me a chav? One thinks you are over opinionated . I'm sorry I'm not shawn sandbrooke and don't ride nemmy 60 times in a day.
     
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  16. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Moi ? Over opinionated?
    :eek: Never
     
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    tayspru TowersStreet Member

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    More realistically speaking (and steering away from the above ...)

    The Smiler will have had a period of a lot more clicks and views when it made national news after the crash , prompting searches from the wider public who may never set foot in the park . The YouTube algorithm rewards more popular videos in the long term by boosting their visibility .

    From this , the next most relevant attraction at Towers is the newest ride , Wickerman , so that will be coming up in the recommended section for anyone who watched an initial video on the smiler

    Between the YouTube algorithm and the unpredictability of other factors , this is not the best milestone to judge popularity of rides .

    It’s also fair to say that your favourite ride might not be someone else’s - and that’s fine ! No need for criticising someone for what they enjoy
     
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  18. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Why don't you tell @bluesonichd that
     
  19. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    All I said was I see a certain type of people more around the smiler than Nemmy.
    I’m not criticising, they obviously like the ride
    And that’s fine by me
    :)
     
  20. Tentaclaws

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    Let’s face it. We all spend most of our time getting excited over products that are mainly aimed at children through to young adults. The Nemmy fans and Smiler fans are embarrassing together, let’s be proud!
     
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