[ubuntu-uk] Interesting BBC Poll Choices
tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Oct 26 14:18:26 BST 2007
On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 14:09 +0100, andylockran wrote:
> Martyn wrote:
> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm
> >> Options:
> >> Will you be buying Leopard?
> >> > Yes - I need new spots!
> >> > No - Tiger for me!
> >> > I'm a Windows user!
> >> Vote!
> >> --
> >> Matthew G Larsen
> >> > mat.larsen at gmail.com
> >> > matthew.larsen at logicacmg.com
> > The options have changed a bit now:
> > Yes - I need new spots @18.26%
> > No - I'm happy with Tiger @ 5.61%
> > No - Linux is my OS of choice @ 11.62%
> > No - I'm a Windows user @ 64.49%
> I find it strange that the percentages seem to change so little after
> another 3000 votes.. I wouldn't have thought that there was such a clear
> relationship between the first 2000 voters on the site, and the next
> 3000. Expecially as the Windows & Mac users were given a head start.
> The linux figure popped up at ~11% when I first noticed it was added -
> and no figures have changed by more than 1% since (according to my very
> casual observation).
> Are the BBC fixing the figures to justify the iPlayer?
What will the BBC do next? First a fake winner on Blue Peter, then
trying to fix the votes about the naming of a cat, dodgy footage of the
queen and now this! Quite frankly, I'm appalled:-)
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