Anatomy of a Quality stack

When I first looked at the results there was a majority who agreed they should be. I've now checked the results again, and they have been reversed, but the graphs below tell a story. It looks like the supporters of the two programmes rounded-up some supporters to vote. These graphs are just of the Sound Quality results, but the Quiet Space results are similar.


The first graph is cumulative totals of those for and against. You can see that those against took-off around point 23. However, as each point represents date and time, the graph is deceptive, because this point occurred on the 14th November. So almost all of those disagreeing were added in a 24 hour period.

The graph below shows the referring URLs against whether people were for or against retiring the programmes.


The most likely place for a stack to be directed is direct to this site, rather than the original article, and when you look at responses for WTPW (What the people want) you see that most of them "Strongly Disagree". This is only beaten by those who didn't have a referring URL at all - in other words those who were given the URL of the survey and just clicked on that.

It's only a sample of 54, which says something about the enthusiasm of detractors and supporters. I'll close the poll now. An interesting experiment.

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