Monday, September 25, 2006

Statistics Update!

Some of you have been requesting for an update of the statistics of Parking Idiots caught. Well, glad to oblige! These charts are created from statistics of 280 parking idiots from the 460 caught so far (the rest not charted yet, because I only started keeping stats from about the last 280! There is an intent to get the stats of the initial 200, but that shall be on a best effort basis!)

Well - there are 3 charts which may be of some interest to you: By Marque, Type and Offence. If there are any other stats you wish to see, please let me know.


I also notice quite a lot of interest and heat generated in the comments sections of several posts, most notably by a reader called Subutex. I have followed the exchanges with great interest, and it is is heartening to know many of you really care about the inconsiderate behaviour of various parking idiots. And there are also others who either condone the inconsiderate behaviour or ask for moderation in comments. Well - I'll leave it to the readers - it takes all kinds to make this world, and I for one, believe strongly in the freedom of speech - tempered by a sense of decorum (that's why I delete the profane and racial comments). Please feel free to insult the parking idiots, as long as you refrain from using obscenities. Anyone offended by insults, may insult back - or ignore them - the freedom to choose is all yours.

I would like to thank all the contributors for their great efforts and wonderful photographs sent to me for publishing - some from as far away as England, South America and Australia. I am sorry I cannot publish all - especially those non-Singaporean - as the primary aim of this blog is to shame the Singapore idiots. The others I do not publish include those that lay on the borderline - and can be forgiven for some careless parking. We are out to get those blantantly inconsiderate morons that park on 2 lots, causing obstruction and road hazards, cars parking on bike lots and vice versa, illegal parking on disabled parking spaces. I welcome any entries with such parking.

I have also received several suggestions to improve the site. One of them is to have a numbering system for the comments, and perhaps, a date-time stamp. I have searched blogger's help - but have not been able to figure out how to do that. If anyone has an idea on how to implement such a feature, please let me know - so that the next time you respond to a comment, you can easily refer to it.

I am also thinking of a way to allow readers to vote for the worst parking idiot of the week, month, etc. Perhaps the best way would be to implement a rating system for each photo - and each reader to be able to vote once. Again - I would be grateful if anyone had an idea on how to implement such a requirement. I am also thinking of making a contest out of this and giving prizes to those who guess the worst idiot - but this would require sponsors, and perhaps advertising to generate revenue.

If you would like to send me your ideas and suggestions, please email to parkingidiot@gmail.com. I try to answer all email received - but you may have to wait a bit, as usually receive more email than I can cope with!!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

A question PI...was that statement about parking warden true?

Parking Idiot said...

No idea about that - I don't actually know any of the readers that have been responding to the comments.

Anyway - the info he has been providing is public domain - you can get it from the one-motoring website - so there should not be any issue about sharing them here (unless, LTA has some copyrite law that he contravened). But, then again - nobody knows who he is - so it's still unlikely.

Anonymous said...

Okay, its a relief.
i do not know that the info is avail from the LTA/One-motoring website.

so it will not be a "revealing confi info" kind of thing.

Anonymous said...

i hoped the Ravers CLUB reads this note from the PI.
a person can freely comment the idiot itself or the comments about the idiot, as long as no obcenities or racial slurs.

So Ravers club just have to shut their eyes and look elsewhere for other fun...if they are not happy.

Anonymous said...

These guys from club ravers are not total idiots lah. They just came in here and tried to 'yaya'. After they realised that they were playing wif the wrong ppl, they sang a different tune. Juding by most of the comments here(singlish + half-past six english), they though that we could easily be bullied. They acted as if they were the hunters, hunting us down. If they are not careful the hunters will become the hunted. It's a virtual world. They gave themselves away.

xxoos said...

just a remark about the stats, i think perhaps if the stats are in percentage it'll be better for comparisons cos of the different composition of types and marques or vehicles on the road.

parking warden said...

of course the information is true, down to the last digit on the chassis/engine no.

anyway, no surprise that toyota takes the lead..they are the one of the most popular jap marque in sg after all.

Parking Idiot said...

Stats in Percentages... sure.. next update we'll have percentages as well!

Anonymous said...

To: Parking Warden

The 'statment' refers to the guy who mentioned in No.449 that u almost lost ur job for giving out info.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good Morning,

We never know who are we communicating on the net.

There are many watchful eyes.

Eg.Like "Parking Warden" here who always give out cars' information and details.

Unknown to many, he almost lost his job.

So.. just be tactful!

my 2 cents worth

8:25 AM

Anonymous said...

Parking Warden!!!!! Good 2 have u back. Now we know that 2 cents worth is exactly what it is. Only worth a mere 2cents!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

xxoos:
nice photo. Is it really you?

Anonymous said...

alamak... PI blog, also got buaya trying to tackle girl!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Take opportunity a little is okay.
afterall its a nice phot, what.....

this blog is a comment blog with no PI photo.

Anonymous said...

Helloe Mr PI Administrator,
the BLOG 411 which was interesting is already in the Archive. coul'dtn you get it back to the main page, by POPULAR DEMAND.

even after kean Archive, the driver owner is still replying with heated words. can you put it back into main blog?

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes please...Pretty please?..bring it back to the main

pro park said...

What?! What?!

Anonymous said...

You people purposely looking for arguement. Don't be shallow move on~

Anonymous said...

That's only because u wanna move on. Embarrassed? U should be! Tell u what...Let us enjoy ur shame for awhile longer, then we'll move on ok?

Xin said...
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alan said...

to 411.

if u still not happy, come down to Y.D on 6sept n show us your F.... face..
dun be a show off by saying how rich u r

alan said...

sorry should be 6oct

Mr Sanguine said...

To create a date/time/stamp for the comments, enter your admin page, go to Settings-->Comments and look for Comments Timestamp format and choose your desired format.

Anonymous said...

i'm not able to do this.
hpw to go to "ADmin " page in the first place?

Anonymous said...

OI Admin,
can you do this setting do that the date stamp will appear for all blogger entries.

Parking Idiot said...

Hi Mr Sanguine

Thanks for the tip - have activated the date/time stamo for comments.

SUBUTEX said...

Hello Mr Sanguine,'
you have done great advice wth the at stamping guide.
we look forward to your comments on other PIs.

Hi Admin PI,
Thanks on the date stamp. its now easier to write on ppl comments.

Your Daddy said...

Actually I think the statistics should be done compared to eg. the number of toyotas registered and % of offences done by the car. I mean like if 10,000 hondas registered and 2000 offences, means 0.2 ratio of offences by honda that could be more accurate.. Well... the numbers of toyota on the road could be way way way much more than other cars... so... you get what i mean kid?