Well, completely cheesing off ONLY a quarter of the customers lurking around these parts is bleeping well near a miracle. I would have thought it would be well upwards of 70 percent. Can you say "sample bias"? Oh, I knew you could.Yes, har, har! Most companies would be quite worried about cheesing orf a quarter of their customers (and 80% had reservations, btw!).
Maybe they are. After all, the people voting around here aren't exactly the people he's talking to every day, are they. His sample is probably skewed in the favourable direction just as hard as this one is skewed unfavourable.Seriously, though, the main discrepancy is between RW's view on the blog that people were agitating for the next 'clear the schedules' composer event while these figures show 60% against the basic concept.
Face it: our peculiar little crowd of Radio 3 Messageboard Refugees is in no way representative of the 1.8 million R3 listenership at large. How do I know? Because no "average, casual R3 listener" is going to be motivated to show up and discuss Radio 3 on a message board to begin with, much less make the jump to an identical forum once the original one is shut down! Only the hardest of the hardcore survived...it's a highly self-selected sample.
No it wasn't, the "good idea" side won by exactly 0.2 percent. heh.And the Guardian poll also was only 50-50.
Er, not anyone who's read the archives and knows the history of what the board reaction was the last couple of times around.Given that this was a solid classical music project, there is no reason why members of this forum should have some sort of predictable, inbuilt hostility rather than 'overwhelming' support. Au contraire, some would have predicted that everyone here would be jubilant.
And anyone who predicted that THIS messageboard would be jubilant about anything Wright does must be on some seriously high-quality psychedelic drugs.