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  • Added 08-13-2014 11:12 PM
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Why do the graphs not show an actual representation of the votes?

I was looking at ChromeZombie's poll about buying the new CoD Themed Console. The results are 74% and 26%, and 26% is filling over half of its bar.

Even if the leader bar would be a full bar (no matter what the percentages actually were), another option only having 1/3 the votes of the leading result should not be filled in half as much, but rather a third as much.

Sorry, it's just something that irks me, and I don't see why the bars aren't more naturally representative of the results. (It is even worse in polls with more than 2 choices.)
I've noticed that to on many of the polls. It does bother me as well seeing as how the bars are completely full when there are only like two options to choose from and that the votes are equal.
I think it's based on the actual length of the line used, as you can clearly see the length of the top one is using a much larger scale, so....um yea I really don't know why either, but it's small thing an it doesn't really bother me, as long as there is some noticeable difference I'm not too terribly worried about it.
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I think it's based on the actual length of the line used, as you can clearly see the length of the top one is using a much larger scale, so....um yea I really don't know why either, but it's small thing an it doesn't really bother me, as long as there is some noticeable difference I'm not too terribly worried about it.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
That's fine, except, you have people it does bother, and no real indication why. Even something along the lines of:

"Notice: Poll line graphs do not represent any type of statistic except which choice literally has more, but not scale as to how much more it has."

Would improve things a bit, but, you know, scale would be nice. (Like this thread's poll, 14-7 or 66.67% - 33.33%, and the second option fills up 75% of the first option's bar. Why?)
That's fine, except, you have people it does bother, and no real indication why. Even something along the lines of:

"Notice: Poll line graphs do not represent any type of statistic except which choice literally has more, but not scale as to how much more it has."

Would improve things a bit, but, you know, scale would be nice. (Like this thread's poll, 14-7 or 66.67% - 33.33%, and the second option fills up 75% of the first option's bar. Why?)
Originally Posted by futiles
I'm sure Eric would do something about it but the simple fact that if we cater to every single minute tail that bothers a handful of people, then where would we be. I'm sure he's worrying about the bigger picture here then a simple graph design that shows up on less occasions then more. If GTN was a site that compromised a lot of graphs for more reasons then yea, I see your point, but graphs in polls are not the singular selling point of GTN.

Sometimes you just have to let things be.
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Status changed to 'Logged' - I see what you're saying, futiles. Let me look into this.
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Originally Posted by GTN Eric
OMG!!!!!


So much better!

My math OCD was going apeshit over it.
09-17-2014 05:25 PM StaffPremium
OMG!!!!!


So much better!

My math OCD was going apeshit over it.
Originally Posted by futiles
Shouldn't that be CDO?
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Shouldn't that be CDO?
Originally Posted by Fshguy
No, that's alphabits.

But, 0CD is better...

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