Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!

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Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!

Post by chippingdale »

Dear All,

The Comet Newspaper in Hertfordshire has run an article about the County Council running a trial to switch off lights in 3 villages after 12 Midnight :D
They have set up an online poll vote, currently it's not looking good for us. Come on put the Astronomers voice across :wink:

Go to the home page at http://www.thecomet.net/ and
scroll down. It's on the right-hand side. The first
"row" is News Headlines, the second is Sports and
E-edition, the 3rd is Win and Interactive, which has
the poll. Once you've voted (you can only do this
once from a given online location) you are shown the
current standing of the results, sadly now 39/61
against us.

Dale Holt
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Post by T Russell »

done.
Percentage in favour was improving but we were still in the minority.

Tom
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Post by chippingdale »

Great Stuff Tom, hope others on the site bother too :wink:

Best wishes, Dale
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Post by Davej »

Hi,
It"s slowly catching up :)

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Post by chippingdale »

Spread the word folks this could be the start of something big 8)

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Post by Hugh »

Catching up!

46/53 split at my vote.
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Post by 12dstring »

Just added mine, 48.5% to 51.5% now!
I'm living in Herts (uni) now, so those 3 villages are quite close to where I am...
That means get voting people! As Dale said, it could start something.

I shall spread the word 8)
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Re: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!

Post by Hugh »

chippingdale wrote: Once you've voted (you can only do this
once from a given online location)
Probably not 'cricket' but perhaps those of us with one or more computer (e.g. work and home?) should vote twice?!?
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Re: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!

Post by 12dstring »

Hugh wrote: Probably not 'cricket' but perhaps those of us with one or more computer (e.g. work and home?) should vote twice?!?
I wouldn't mind :roll:
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Post by Vega »

Voted... 48.98% for, 51.02% against.. c'mon

Just posted over on SGL, 1 vote already .... 50/50 and counting ... :D
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Post by 12dstring »

Just posted it on the UKAI forum too.

52:48 now, we're winning at last :D
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Post by RL Astro »

60.94% YES
39.06% NO

Good call Dale :D

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Post by joe »

I was beginning to feel a bit guilty about voting in a poll aimed at specific regions and especially the three small villages but it was short lived.
Is it a good idea to turn off street lights after midnight?
It's a general question in a poll open to anyone who sees it. Guilt over. :)
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Post by KendalAstronomer »

73.12% Yes
26.88% No

...still undecided then.
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Post by Zeke »

And another one hits the lights!
Never worry!
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