Poll Topics - YOU suggest (Free T-Shirt)


#1

Our last few polls have been rather popular and I have finally figured out how to host them here on the forum… so… we need questions. The questions should be in a multiple choice format with between 4 and 10 answers. Leave your ideas as a comment below and we will send a free gCaptain t-shirt to the person who’s question we use first.
The best questions we will also run on the blog and homepage.
-John


#2

How about where everybody went to school? Maine, Mass, SUNY, KP, Texas, Great Lakes, Cal, School of hard knocks?


#3

Types of ships people work on, tankers, box ships, supp boats, drill ships…


#4

Best Port City Brothel…


#5

I’m curious to see what this group is made up of. What percentage are engineers, how many are deck?


#6

I thought of another… Should John switch to a new, more organized forum format like vBulliten? It seems to me that the forums have sort of jump started since you banned guests and it’d be nice to be able to find what I want a little bit easier.


#7

After a day and a half trying to get my stupid Windows machine to run again:
Windows or Mac?


#8

Capt_A, I think you answered your own question!
I run a mac for everything but very few of our visitors do. Here are the 30 day forum stats from our log file:
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#9

My next machine will be a Mac. I’m finished with Windows except for at work. If the Mac is anything like my iPhone, I already love it.


#10

I’d like to see an ISM topic. It’s been a fact of life for all of us for several years now and I’d like to know how the members of this forum feel it has affected their professions for better or worse.


#11

Poll the new guys. Planning on chosing a career on deck or in engineering and why?


#12

Poll the old guys:
If you could do it all over, would you go deck or engine?


#13

On another thread, I had asked about some different types of personal equipment. There were some varing answers…Maybe an equipment poll and the reasons why the individual chooses this particular brand might be informative…
What if someone picked up some info on here ,that later on turned out to save their or someone elses life…?.pretty cool.


#14

Most popular vessel for the work environment?


#15

Another thought…

What facilities would you like to sea onboard your next ship?

-Access to the internet
-Free or subsidised sat-phones
-A well kitted out gym
-A Bar!!
etc


#16

A one person hot tub. In my stateroom.


#17

How about a wet gCaptain t-shirt contest!


#18

Capt Mike gets my vote !<img alt="" src=“http://gcaptain.com/maritime/forum/js/FCKeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif” />


#19

Capt Mike, I love the idea! That is, unless you plan on making the submission a self portrait…


#20

Congrats tengineer! Stay tuned on the blog tomorrow for the poll.
and keep the ideas coming!