- Mar 24, 2006
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I understand that.
Let me try again.
The percentages shown are of the numbers who have voted, not of the numbers of units owned.
Which is fantastic...seeing as how the poll is a percentage of timeshares owned by individual members....vs a poll called "number of units owned vs total number of units voted for" IE...what percentage of voting members own marriott...well lookie there...28% of them do...how many own sunterra awesome...3%. Which was the entire point of the poll.
So they are misleading.
no they arent...there are 213 people who have voted (or whatever the number is now)..some could have voted for one...others could have voted for 2 or 3 or 4...no way to tell.
Right now, for instance, 124 weeks out of 213 voters are independent, for a false 58.22%.
and thats exactly what it is...out of the 213 people who voted..."independent" was clicked 124 times...or 58% of the people who voted clicked independent. The math is correct...just because it isnt calculated the way YOU feel it should be calculated does not make it incorrect. I may have gone to public school...but I can divide 213 by 124 and come out with the same number the forum software does.
However, 333 weeks have been indicated. 124 independents would be 37% of 333 weeks.
if the factor was a percentage of overall votes yes...but its not...as stated before....the percentage is a factor of the number of voters...not the number of votes.
All the percentages are skewed incorrectly also, since they are being calculated on the number of voters, rather than the number of weeks.
yes I know this...and is what I said earlier...I fail to see why it is somehow incorrect to you.
Frinstance, it says the 32 Wyndham owners represent 15.02%. But, obviously, 32 is less than 10% of 333 (.096).
and here we go round and round again...32/213 = 15.02%
I'm sure someone, some where sees what I'm saying.
I see exactly what you are saying....however just because it calculates it based on the number of voters(the whole point of the poll IMO)...vs the number of total votes does not make it invalid or misleading.
Fact is the numbers are correct...they just arent correct based on what you feel they should be based on.
The percentages also arent based on the 21,000+ some odd registered users on the board either...or the billions of people total on the internet at any given time.
the percentages are based on the number of voters....who can vote more than once...as stated to begin with.
are you just arguing to argue?
Lets look at it this way...I was the very first person to vote as I created the poll. I selected marriott..and independent.
now...from the polls way of calculating things...100% of the users who voted own at marriott...and 100% of the users who voted own independent.
your logic would say 50% of the users who voted own marriott...and 50% own independent. Thusly inaccurate because only one person voted...and they own at both. I dont own one or the other...I own both..and hence my 1 vote with 2 selections counts for both of them.