The 3rd annual Gen Con Indy Facebook group housing poll results. I'm surprised to see that satisfaction has gone up significantly compared to the past two years.
Being it only polled those on face book, it would be interesting to see how many of us who are complaining are not ON face book to have taken that poll and whether those #s would be different.
Garhkal, if you're suggesting that members of the Gen Con Indy Facebook community may be happier than other attendees, I won't argue with you. :)
I don't do facebook either, way too much drama and stalking for me. My result doesn't match any though...got a room, not UNhappy with it, but not HAPPY either, and didn't get it through my own random assigned time! (I know I know, way too specific).
Kind of scary how many are booking out of block.
Neat info, but again you can't use this as an "official" poll or base any further decisions on it until you open it up to non-Facebook users.
Even so, I think it's a good indication how a subset of attendees feel about the matter, and I wouldn't have any problem extrapolating this to the larger population in a very broad sense. I think this supports the notion that most people are happy with their ability to book a room for Gen Con and it's just a very vocal minority that is complaining. Now, I don't know if that minority is 1% or 28% or 49% of the total population, but I think that the feelings of 779 Gen Con attendees is a good indication that it's somewhere in that range.
If we know we are going to go out of block with a year to get the needed OT to cover out of block expense then that seems like a preferable idea than fielding a futile effort in the lottery and going out of block anyway with only half a year to get OT to cover the added expense.
Lots of people book out of block between August and January each year and then see if they can get something better or cheaper in the housing lottery. It's just smart planning.
Further, there are probably a good number of out-of-block rooms being freed up now that some folks can release their contingency room.
Not to say that you are presenting this as fake news, just pointing out that people will believe it like fake news.
People who consider this "fake news" are making their own assumptions. This is only an online poll, nothing more.
Actually, that number of respondents is a pretty good sample size for the population of GenCon. And it's no more or less biased than doing a poll on this forum.
If anyone cares, the poll is now up to 803 responses, but the response percentages are unchanged. Anyone in the Gen Con Indy Facebook group is still welcome to respond.
Don't underestimate the stupidity of people when it comes to fake news. The last year's worth of politics in the USA has proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
You may want to retitle the poll to better reflect what it is.
I didn't say it wasn't biased. I said it wasn't any more or less biased than the forums.
Yea. Facebook exclusive polls will not be an accurate representation of the big picture.
You need to clearly show that this poll is unofficial and done just for fun, and be up front about the bias in it. Sadly the casual reader is not going to read into it as well as some of the people in this thread did.