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I have a grid displaying stocks and production of resources (related to my previous question).

Should I display a plus symbol (+) in front of the production number when it's positive? Or do you think displaying the number is enough and the plus symbol is unnecessary?

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The answer depends on whether its an incremental value or total value. For example, consider the StackExchange website. When you get reps, you see +10 as notification whereas there's no (+) in front of your total reputation because it's a total value. If the production of resources is changing with time, I would recommend using (+) provided you're showing the total value somewhere in the UI. In your UI, if the stock value = total value, you can use (+) to show increment in production.

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