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I thought the Red color was used to indicate a negative score. But then I see this:

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It seems to me that the selection for the Red color is a score > 0? Green : Red when it should be score >= 0 ? Green : Red

Since zero is, ya know, not a negative number.

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Zero is not negative or positive; it is neutral. That's likely why it is labelled as negative since you got nothing positive.

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In IEEE floating points there is a positive and a negative zero! :-) (this comment is totally useless, but this is a meta-board of the biggest programming board around, so it's ok enough to point it, I think) –  xanatos Oct 22 '11 at 14:04
    
@xanatos Haha that is true. +1! –  Simon Sheehan Oct 22 '11 at 14:08
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Using your flawless logic, I got nothing negative either. –  Richard Oct 22 '11 at 16:09
    
@Richard I think you took my answer the wrong way there. –  Simon Sheehan Oct 22 '11 at 16:37
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@SimonSheehan: You're right. +0 to you. –  Keith Thompson Feb 28 '12 at 20:44

The choice is that it can either be Green or Red. The solution would be to either make it Green or...

Make zero black!

Since it's neither positive nor negative, it shouldn't be green or red, but black.

score == 0 ? black : score > 0 ? green : red;

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A third color? You're a madman –  Michael Mrozek Oct 22 '11 at 16:15
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@Richard - Do you understand what you asking for here? The algorithms needed? Good-luck, and Godspeed. –  Adel Oct 22 '11 at 17:36
    
I know! The thousands of manhours required! Maybe if we got an infinite amount of monkeys... –  Richard Oct 22 '11 at 20:32
    
This will happen in the next build, for sites with the new reputation system rolled out (meta only for the moment, everywhere else soon). –  Nick Craver Feb 28 '12 at 19:34

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