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Penny

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2008, 07:22:22 am »

Have you tried specifying sizes for EVERY table cell?
Along the top row headers - yes every colum <td> has a fixed width.

Would specifying a fixed percentage (rather than fixed pixels) make any difference?

Not guaranteed to sort things out but it sometimes helps with browser display.

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jelv1

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2008, 09:14:42 am »

Looking at the rating given for AOL makes me wonder if the way you show the average score is correct. They have a average of 5 (5/25 suggests some merits) when I think the person adding the the rating would probably have given some zero's.

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2008, 02:58:10 pm »

I'll have another play with the columns after the weekend and try a couple of things.  One thing did occur is that it seems to be behaving ok in opera, and someone pointed out to me that IE automatically adds a "shadow" to borders which could be taking up extra pixels and therefore skews the output.  I will have a play at changing various things.

Very valid point jelv will have a re-think
- but Im kinda stuck with 1 star = 1 point and 0 for the not yet rated.  will have a think on that.

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jelv1

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2008, 04:56:23 pm »

Got it!

Give the result as a percentage.

1 star = 0%
2 stars = 25%
3 stars = 50%
4 stars = 75%
5 stars = 100%

(or something similar)

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2008, 03:05:21 am »

d'oh Only just seen this !

I was mulling it over and this is what I'd come up with elsewhere earlier when I was talking aloud with someone else. - quote


The problem with that is also the converse side where you have the likes of the AOL rating where its been given only 1 star for all categories.  That means percentage wise it would be given 20%, which would also look odd. 
Then I thought about giving a nil score - but no stars ie 0 is used as not rated, and one of the validation checks to make sure that all sections have been completed correctly.  Therefore I'm left with a base minimum figure of 5


hmmm How about
( totalling the scores - 5) x 5

That way
1star + 1star + 1star + 1star + 1star = (5-5)*5 = 0%
1star + 1star + 1star + 1star + 2star = (6-5)*5 = 5%
2star + 2star + 2star + 2star + 2star = (10-5)*5 = 25%
3star + 3star + 3star + 3star + 3star = (15-5)*5 = 50%
4star + 4star + 4star + 4star + 4star = (20-5)*5 = 75%
4star + 4star + 4star + 4star + 5star = (21-5)*5 = 80%
4star + 4star + 5star + 5star + 5star = (23-5)*5 = 90%
4star + 5star + 5star + 5star + 5star = (24-5)*5 = 95%
5star + 5star + 5star + 5star + 5star = (25-5)*5 = 100%

I think that works for all scenarios and gives a truer representation of %?


To me that seems the most sensible approach - so I will look at implementing that since I wont have to amend anything in the database.  Its more a matter of doing another calculation in php and getting that sent to the graph outputs.

I am also going to look at putting in another function to allow a select for certain ISPs.  I'm still unsure of the "risk" element with BT/PN though atm.

Thank you everyone for all your suggestions - most appreciated.  thumbup

« Last Edit: January 27, 2008, 03:10:47 am by kitz »

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Liam

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2008, 09:53:46 am »

BT customers use exactly the same IP ranges as RIN and also use Central Plus.

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jelv1

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2008, 10:32:22 am »

Do you know of anyone except BT and Plusnet on Central Plus Liam?

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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2008, 04:15:33 pm »

Thanks for the suggestions jelv - new system for showing the ratings in place Smiley

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