[Plugin: WP-Polls] Poll results counted not properly. (11 posts)

  1. scififreak73
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Look at my poll results:


    # Red Dwarf (2%, 32 Votes)
    # Torchwood (3%, 19 Votes)

    ????? 19 votes 3%, 32 votes 2% what is wrong with math? How can i fix the problem?


  2. Lester Chan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The last poll answer will suffer from inaccuracy because it is needed as buffer to sum up the whole percentage to 100%

  3. scififreak73
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks, i just do not want to be accused of a manipulation:) with numbers.

  4. Eventum
    Posted 5 years ago #


    First, thanks for a really great plugin!

    This is a really big flaw from our point of view, here's an example from our latest poll and boy does it look crazy, take a look at the "-2%" result: poll example

    Wouldn't it be better to show results that doesn't add upp to exactly a 100%? We don't think anyone will try and add up the numbers anyway to see if it's a perfect 100% in total.

    What do you guys think?

    Wordpress: 2.9
    PHP Version 5.2.
    MySQL version: 5.0.75
    Apache version: 20051115

  5. Lester Chan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You will be surprise. It is really hard to satisfy people, a group of people want this and another group of people want that.

    It is used to be no 100% then some users complain and I think it makes sense to make it 100%. In the next update, I will ensure it will not go below 0% http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/179662/wp-polls/trunk

  6. Eventum
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Would it be possible to create a setting for this? So that users can choose between the two different options?

    Thanks for the fix regarding negative values.

  7. Lester Chan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It is too much work for something small, I have just to get users to live with it. 100% if possible and I will replace the negative % with 0%.

  8. Sumit1988
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use WP Polls a long time now but not very often.
    My last poll where three anwers are allowd per voter the result was like this:

    # Sex (80%, 16 Votes)
    # Essen (55%, 11 Votes)
    # Schlafen (40%, 8 Votes)
    # Sport (25%, 5 Votes)
    # Kacken (20%, 4 Votes)
    # Atmen (5%, 1 Votes)
    # Alkohol / Drogen (5%, 1 Votes)
    # Kuscheln (0%, 0 Votes)
    # Massage (0%, 0 Votes)
    # Sterben... ? (0%, 0 Votes)
    # hä? (0%, 0 Votes)
    # Feiern (-130%, 0 Votes)

    The way the percentage is calculated should be rewritten i think...
    lookin foward to see a well working wp-polls :-)

  9. Eventum
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Sumit1988: Whaow!

    As far as I know, there's a fix on the way for negative values.

  10. Lester Chan
    Posted 5 years ago #

  11. jojo013
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey there! I have a other question.

    How can I set the polls horizontally?
    I have it in the post and it´s to large..


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