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Q&A Should we start displaying the score of a post instead of the raw votes?

In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts. I would be in favor of displaying...

posted 1y ago by Pavel Kocourek‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Pavel Kocourek‭

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#4: Post edited by user avatar Pavel Kocourek‭ · 2023-01-24T18:34:06Z (over 1 year ago)
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • ---
  • Edit: To make the coloring more friendly one of [these pallets](https://personal.sron.nl/~pault/) could be used in addition to shading, e.g. (In this example I assume that there was total of 100 or 101 votes, the difference of up and down votes is displayed):
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/bm31o85yv7q2stw4rib87ioq9kji)
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/rs6jsvygfyr7rygl4wcj8pjxr6v5)
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • ---
  • Edit: To make the coloring more friendly one of [these pallets](https://personal.sron.nl/~pault/) could be used in addition to shading, e.g. (In this example I assume that there was total of 100 or 101 votes, the difference of up and down votes is displayed):
  • V1
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/bm31o85yv7q2stw4rib87ioq9kji)
  • V2
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/rs6jsvygfyr7rygl4wcj8pjxr6v5)
  • V3
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/7q8fqrgsyi1nj5fvp3fxhf1td6pt)
#3: Post edited by user avatar Pavel Kocourek‭ · 2023-01-24T17:26:09Z (over 1 year ago)
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • ---
  • Edit: To make the coloring more friendly one of [these pallets](https://personal.sron.nl/~pault/) could be used in addition to shading, e.g. (In this example I assume that there was total of 100 or 101 votes, the difference of up and down votes is displayed):
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/bm31o85yv7q2stw4rib87ioq9kji)
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • ---
  • Edit: To make the coloring more friendly one of [these pallets](https://personal.sron.nl/~pault/) could be used in addition to shading, e.g. (In this example I assume that there was total of 100 or 101 votes, the difference of up and down votes is displayed):
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/bm31o85yv7q2stw4rib87ioq9kji)
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/rs6jsvygfyr7rygl4wcj8pjxr6v5)
#2: Post edited by user avatar Pavel Kocourek‭ · 2023-01-24T10:22:23Z (over 1 year ago)
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts.
  • I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g.
  • * Green: Almost no down-votes
  • * Orange: Mixed votes
  • * Red: Negative votes
  • Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.
  • ---
  • Edit: To make the coloring more friendly one of [these pallets](https://personal.sron.nl/~pault/) could be used in addition to shading, e.g. (In this example I assume that there was total of 100 or 101 votes, the difference of up and down votes is displayed):
  • ![Illustration of colors and shading](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/bm31o85yv7q2stw4rib87ioq9kji)
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Pavel Kocourek‭ · 2023-01-23T19:41:49Z (over 1 year ago)
In my view displaying fractional numbers representing an unintuitive measure would be even worse than displaying two integers representing the up and down counts. 

I would be in favor of displaying a **single overall count** as it is on SE, and indicating the rest by the **background color** of the overall count, e.g. 
* Green: Almost no down-votes
* Orange: Mixed votes
* Red: Negative votes
Perhaps the color could represent the Wilson score. The details of the up and down votes (and maybe even the raw Wilson score) could be displayed while hovering above the over count.