Artful-dodgeR wrote:The data merely shows people on whirlpool.
Its the equivilent of giving ACL the r18+ survey and saying its more relevant than my opinion, just due to volume.
Actually it's nothing like that because the ACL would make a decision based on things that aren't true, whereas the WP survey is plain data, submitted by Australians. I'm also guessing they would have very little information / data to base their decision off, mostly going off their opinions/morals/whatever. Which is the same problem as disregarding lots of data for a small amount of personal experiences / beliefs. For the sake of argument imagine a person in the ACL had a 'personal experience' with violent videogames where they believe playing these games had a negative impact on children. Should they base their opinion on the r18 vote based entirely of personal experiences, or should they look for wider data / evidence?
I can't think anyone would reasonably argue that your own personal experiences with a product/service etc is more important than the feedback of thousands of others? Whats to say it's not just luck you / your friend hasn't yet had problems? Shouldn't the higher reports of problems compared to similar services by other companies tell you something?