slayergeek wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:47 am
cholernik wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:40 am
I mean, when a band gets announced they have a low vote count, so yeah their Must is going to be high. That's why the raw numbers are good to look at. The total number of must votes is way more relevant than the total percentage of must votes.
I have to disagree to some extent. Assuming the 132 are somewhat representative of the total, the percentage shouldn't change that much...but time will tell. I would not expect these guys to go from 71% Must down to %40 Must for example. Seeing them drop from 71% to 65% would seem possible though, but that would still keep them well within the top 10. Based on total numbers they would be at the bottom, but they were just announced last night...so that hardly seems like the way to go either.
I think percentages, while acknowledging the raw number underlying them, seem like the best way to present and sort.
What this says is the percentage of total of must votes cast for that particular band is %71. It's kind of hard to compare that to other bands when they have like 400-500 more votes. I'm an American, so I know you can't make people vote that's for sure. But think of it like this: You have a facebook event for a show just announced, 7 of 10 (7%) people replied say they're coming. That's pretty good but a small sample size, and things can change. Versus a show that was announced a month prior and 76 of 100 (76%) people say they're going.
It would be ideal to have 100% of the users be required to mark each band, especially if they've marked one already. But you can't force that, not easily anyhow.
It's also like "4 of 5 dentists agree that chewing Trident gets you laid" or whatever. Yeah, sure 80% is pretty good, but how many people did they ask?
Another thing, my wife uses the app but for some reason only marks the bands she must see as Must. she doesn't mark the others as might or won't, because she doesn't know.
Percentages are fine and I'm not looking to change anyone's mind. And as you said, yeah percentages might be the best way to sort, I'm just saying there's a lot of data that can be interpreted in different ways. That's why listing the numbers is cool.
All this is moot when I'm at work however, seeing as how the attachments are blocked on my computer