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Old 07-11-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
jonaskoelker
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Sort polls by vote count


I noticed that polls are sorted by original option order. While that's probably The Right Thing in a bunch of cases, I would also like to view some polls sorted by vote count (both asc. & desc.).

For example, the `Distro Choice' poll--It's really hard to make out the relative popularity of the distros when they're all scattered; i.e. "OMG, I have to *read* *the* *numbers*??? WTF!!"--actually there's something to it: we humans are visually oriented (more than symbol-oriented, at least), and can more easily grasp a graph.

Code:
$ echo $CENTS
2
$ whoami
jonas
$ exit
 
Old 07-11-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Good idea. I did come across this difficulty especially in the LQ.org Members' Choice Awards poll this year when the results where released. It took quite a few moments to understand the patterns of voting. I found it quicker to scan for the result posted by Jeremy.

This is useful when there are large polls.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #3
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cast my vote to yes. I think this would be great- especially in threads that have a poll for "best server distro"

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