Train Company

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by saltychipz#3569, May 6, 2021.

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What train company do you drive for ?

This poll will close on May 8, 2023 at 3:23 PM.
  1. Southern

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Southeastern

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Gatwick express

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    0.0%
  4. South western railway

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Great western railway

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. London Underground

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. First capital connect

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    0.0%
  8. C2C

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Eurostar

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. Other ( comment down below )

    11 vote(s)
    73.3%
  1. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    What train company do you drive for ?
     
  2. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    Brio
     
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  3. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    I think Scotrail is a no-brainer.
     
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  4. leyland1195

    leyland1195 New Member

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    London Overground
     
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    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Sodor and Mainland Railway
     
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  6. Gilly

    Gilly Well-Known Member

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    Other parts of the country exist you know than just the south.
     
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  7. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    That and the fact that FCC doesn't exist anymore
     
  8. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    I know , that’s just all the companies I could think of . Sorry for the big inconvenience .
     
  9. Olaf the Snowman

    Olaf the Snowman Well-Known Member

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    TOCs (passenger)
    Transport for Wales
    c2c
    Chiltern Railways
    East Midlands Railway
    Eurostar
    Grand Central
    Great Northern
    LNER
    GWR
    Gatwick Express
    Hull Trains
    Greater Anglia
    West Midlands Railway
    London Overground
    London Underground
    Merseyrail
    Northern
    Southeastern
    Southern
    ScotRail
    SWR
    Thameslink
    Transpennine Express
    Avanti West Coast
    CrossCountry
    Crossrail

    FOCs (Freight)
    Freightliner Heavy Haul
    Freightliner Intermodal
    Colas Rail
    DB Cargo
    GBRf
    Direct Rail Services

    Could be missing a few but that’s most of them. Also, there are special operation companies such as Rail Operations Group (ROG), DC Rail, West Coast Railway, etc...
     
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  10. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    Another spam poll with terrible choices, When will this end?
     
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  11. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t mean to give terrible choices , there are the only train companies in the UK that I could think of . It wasn’t supposed to be spam either . If it seems like spam then just report me
     
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  12. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    Just give it a bit more thought before posting. You could have found out what the current TOC’s are and then the poll would have been correct and inclusive. As it is, without knowing what all the choices are, you could have just asked the question and people could post their answers. People who drive in countries other than the UK could then answer as well. You do not have to have a poll in every thread. Polls are a tool for voting on something or gathering opinions and have to have proper useful choices, or are useless. Bad polls are taking over the forum at the moment like a virus.
     
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  13. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    I try to only use polls on threads which need them , and I thought this thread needed one . There are also often a lot more people that vote than people that actually reply to a thread .
     
  14. Phil78

    Phil78 Active Member

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    Glad that I wasn't the only one wondering what benefit this poll has with regards to gathering information and opinions that could go towards game and development enhancements. Other than satisfying personal curiosity, it seems to serve very little purpose.
     
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  15. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    Your poll garnered precisely 2 specific votes. That's because you didn't do your homework on the choices and you effectively excluded two thirds of the forum membership. Treat this as a lesson in how not to design a poll. Word of advice: try to start fewer and more thoughtful polls in the future.
     
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  16. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean ? I have taken note from this to do less polls though .
     
  17. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    The vote is in off topic . If you read the description of the off topic subforum , it is entitled ‘ the place to talk about other things ‘
     
  18. Phil78

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    Asking a question, whether on topic or not, is one thing. Another pointless poll is still just a pointless poll though.
    What would have been wrong with just asking drivers which companies they drive for, without adding a poll that omits more companies than it includes? Why would the thread even need a poll with so few choices if you've already asked a question which allows for a wider scope of answers?
     
  19. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, it would have been much easier to just ask them to type it, like we all have anyway.
    If your going to do a UK TOC based poll at least load up Google and search 'list of UK tocs'
     
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  20. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    There tends to be more people that vote in a poll than reply to a thread , so I used what I thought would be the best method . I now see that that was the wrong decision .
     
  21. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing wrong with a poll if it has meaning, or at least has the right options. This has neither. And as you excluded the vast majority, almost making this a Southerner only poll, you would have been better off saying to reply.
     
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  22. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    Ok , I just couldn’t think of loads of train companies , so I just included the ones that I knew
     
  23. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    You could have looked it up there are numerous lists
     
  24. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    I realise I should’ve . Just didn’t occur to me at the time .
     
  25. Olaf the Snowman

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    To be fair, a poll* would have been more suitable rather than asking people to post what company they work for. Most drivers/staff won’t want to say what company they work for so a poll would have allowed them to remain anonymous.

    I’ll give you credit that at least you kept the poll anonymous. Most of the time, people set polls so that we can see who voted for each option.

    *obviously with more options
     
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  26. formulabee#1362

    formulabee#1362 Well-Known Member

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    saltychipz#3569 you can add choices to the poll while it is open and remove options which no one has voted for.
     
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  27. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    How do you remove votes ? I’m unable to do this .
     
  28. formulabee#1362

    formulabee#1362 Well-Known Member

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    Oops, no u can’t: it’s been a few months since I last did a poll
     

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