sjstimer wrote:Well the proper poll is almost over and I think that the poll shows what the 3rd place format really is - ACORN.
Acorn votes are almost double the votes of the CPC and I think this is a true reflection on real life since there were more acorns used across the country than cpc's.
How do you work that out?
For starters, you can't be sure that everyone who voted in the old poll voted in the new one (I certainly didn't) and secondly the Acorn is rubbish* The Amstrad poll had 7 votes if I recall, so it's still more anyway... (admittedly, not by a lot though...)
Thirdly, it's not counted as a proper poll, because it's not official
Fourthly, maybe Amstrad owners are above voting in poles as they feel it degrades them. They know the truth, so are obviously content to let everyone else squabble
I'm more than happy to print Acorn features in the mag, but can't if our huge resource of freelancers have no interest in writing for it. Also, the original RG wasn't exactly covering the acorn every month, we're just following with tradition...
My point from the start is not asking for more coverage of acorn in RG but FAIR COVERAGE and that means having acorn on the top of the front page with all the other formats. How dare they in issue 19 and 20 have a row of different formats on the cover of RG and leaving out acorn when this poll clearly shows acorn is at least in with the heavy boys.
Six votes out of a readership of thousands is hardly talking for the masses...
* I'm well aware that the Acorn is far from rubbish, but these Acorn threads are turning into the sort of arguments that I used to have in playgrounds about 20 years ago. So I thought I would inject a bit of humour into them...