Vote on Wightlink sailings

By a County Press reporter

Friday, February 21, 2014


WIGHTLINK is giving customers the chance to vote on proposed timetable changes for Friday evenings.

People have been asked to vote on which of two late sailings from Portsmouth to Fishbourne they would prefer to travel on.

The most popular choice will become part of the timetable for the rest of the year.

At present, all Friday evening sailings leave Portsmouth at 20.00, 21.00 and 23.59, returning from Fishbourne at 21.00, 22.00 and 01.00. The alternative choice is 20.00, 22.00 and 23.59 from Portsmouth, returning from Fishbourne at 21.00, 23.00 and 01.00.

The poll opens today (Friday) and closes on March 1. Wightlink will then announce the results and the new timetable will come into operation as soon as possible.

To vote, click here.


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by neil jacks

27th February 2014, at 10:24:51

thought so

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by Keven Ball

26th February 2014, at 19:04:03


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by James McAdder

24th February 2014, at 16:00:14

I get the need for name, sex, age etc, but the marketing bit is the clue, particularly the way it is worded.

This isn't a survey. Its a way of collecting data for a marketing campaign and tricking people into agreeing to it while they are at it.

Probably thought up by some spotty marketing muppet.

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by Keven Ball

24th February 2014, at 15:38:14

I agree it looks more than just a vote to me. Why do they need for so much personal information? Most votes you just click on one option and that is it! I feel as said it is marketing tactic?

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by James McAdder

24th February 2014, at 15:20:20

Yes carl.

It does, indeed, appear to be a cynical marketing exercise. The "spamalot" section is the dead give-away.

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by carl palmer

24th February 2014, at 15:01:42

James...just proves the point that this is not an attempt by Wight link to find out what we wont just a rouse to make them look like a caring company and grab a new marketing data base at the same time....I personally don’t think Wight link would really like to know what its customers think of them or for that matter what their staff think of them from what they tell me

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by carl palmer

24th February 2014, at 14:58:28 sure they would like to know, it will be interesting to see who validates the vote as it could just be a publicity stunt to make the people they rob think they care, truth is we need the 9 and 10 o’clock boat not a choice between the two. They are so narrow minded that I would be surprised if they took any notice...if you want proof of that next time you’re on Wight link ask for a large cup of tea, they say “we only do a medium one” they have small large & medium cups but have decided that tea can only be served in the medium one, all the same cups just wont use the large one for tea. Small point but indicates their mind set

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by James McAdder

24th February 2014, at 14:54:23

Looked at the survey Keven.

Intrusively asks for all sorts of personal info, then uses a misleading question to attempt to spam you with marketing garbage:-

"By taking part in this survey, you indicate your consent to receiving direct marketing from us. If you do not want to receive any of such messages, please select No below:"

Unless you read the question carefully, you think you should select the options TO receive marketing info, when the opposite is true. Fail to check the boxes and Wightlink will spam you, txt you and send you junk mail.

Oh, and the "Other" option doesn't work.

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by carl palmer

24th February 2014, at 14:49:01

Sorry this is a better link

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by carl palmer

24th February 2014, at 14:46:34

in case you didnt see that £23 day return to france with a car and family and £23 includes 6 BOTTLES OF WINE!! thats where the people are

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