Ashley (ashley_y) wrote in suggestions,
Ashley
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Proportional Poll Results Bar Length

Title
Proportional Poll Results Bar Length

Short, concise description of the idea
Fix the length of the bars in the poll results so it's correctly proportional to the number of votes cast.

Full description of the idea

This is a little thing that's been annoying me for awhile. Currently the length of the bars in poll results is non-proportional — it's a proportion plus some fixed constant. For instance:

Three
3 (30.0%) 3 (30.0%)

One
1 (10.0%) 1 (10.0%)

Zero
0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)

I think it should look more like this:

Three
3 (30.0%) 3 (30.0%)

One
1 (10.0%) 1 (10.0%)

Zero
0 (0.0%)

Or better yet, drop the bar-ends altogether:

Three
3 (30.0%) 3 (30.0%)

One
1 (10.0%) 1 (10.0%)

Zero
0 (0.0%)</span>

An ordered list of benefits

  • A better visual sense of proportions for poll results.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Some people prefer bar-ends. Not me.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I'm not sure if zero-width images are allowed, so probably either they should be omitted or set to one pixel. Omitted is better, I believe.
  • Tags: polls, § historical
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