Pie!

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by mthrnite, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    I don't know how hard it would be to code, or if it would unnecessarily jumble up the clean interface, but I'd love to see a pie chart option in the polls section. Nothing fancy, just pie!

    Good idea? Bad idea?
     
  2. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

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    well, it doesnt seem that hard with 2 ptions, but with 30 or whatever, it could be hard to script [​IMG]
     
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    I'd like to see more pie based options turning up in every part of GBAtemp.

    For this specific purpose though, it might be more effective (or at least easier) to sort the poll results by the number of votes, so the item with the most votes is at the top and the item(s) with the least are at the bottom. I've seen this done elsewhere, and it makes the poll results much easier to read.
     
  4. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

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    I would like to just have a whole jumble of graphs somewhere (ie Where members come from,Age,etc)
     
  5. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Pie charts aren't impossible to make with GD library, it's the server load that could be a problem. Now if the pie chart was regenerated every 30 minutes or so that wouldn't be so bad, but then the results would be slightly out-of-date...

    - Sam
     
  6. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Server load huh... hmmm... well, wouldn't want to increase that. What if there where a "View results as pie" button. Then it would regenerate only when told to by a user, and not automatically each page render?

    edit: forgive me, I'm decidedly not a coder.
     
  7. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Normal people don't tend to think about server load [​IMG]
    But what you suggested sounds nice

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  8. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    You know what? Pie is good. I want pie. Make that an option in polls. "See result as pie."


    [​IMG]
     
  9. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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  10. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    CAKE IS BETTER ! pie sucks !
     
  12. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    [​IMG]


    Great work, jumpman [​IMG]
     
  13. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    now i want some pie :-(
     
  14. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    That looks like cake not pie...

    - Sam
     
  15. Icarus

    Icarus fire walk with me

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    The pie is a lie !!!
     
  16. Shelleeson

    Shelleeson GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i'm here....silly.
    LOL at you two
    very nice idea mthr [​IMG]
     
  17. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Damn fine idea, pie charts are far better.
     
  18. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    Nice idea,
    how about a "View results as pie" button?
    And also, some polls have a lot of options yet only a couple dominate, it'd be nice to be able to "sort by votes" also only when the user clicks a button or something.