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comment What's the most natural way of handling end-dates and midnight?
I guess I should know better than to trust the first Wikipedia page I pull up (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock). If 24:00 isn't simply a way to designate the end of the day, how is it used in Sweden?
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comment What is the best way to graphically display item's position in a ranking?
More generally, I'm wondering what the relevant use cases/scenarios are. Is percentile, or percentile range (e.g., quartile), for the ranking group adequate information (and you are right that 99% not 1% is the conventional way to report the top percentile - but do your users know this?)? Is size of, or particulars of, the ranking group relevant? I was attempting to graphically capture "rank" and "out of" visually, following your lead, but if I was working on this I would want to know more about the tasks I was trying to support than you've shared.
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comment What is the best way to graphically display item's position in a ranking?
I was suggesting that higher ranked items be on taller bars (unsure how you are reading it, if not that way), but with the top ranked appearing on the left. I thought the current orientation would work better because, assuming a L to R reading, 1st comes first, 2nd second, and so on, and for me the alternative activates an association with accumulation (which does make some sense for signal strength), but that is just my subjective judgement (e.g., maybe someone else thinks of something diminishing when they see this version). Do wonder if is for repeat user (want max utility or obviousness?).
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