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I have committed a proposal yesterday, I noticed its increased 1%

But according to this, and Jeff's email, I uncommited today, it went down from 3% to 1%, so it cost -2%

Does it fair?

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Please retitle as "Why did uncommitting from a proposal has it lose 2% commitment progress when my committal only gained it 1%?", or something clearer :) – badp Jul 3 '10 at 21:33
@badp, thank you. – YOU Jul 4 '10 at 3:25

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I'm guessing it's simply a case of the percentage complete being rounded to the nearest percent when it gets displayed.

Eg. Let's say you're "worth" 1.3% and you commit to the proposal while it's at exactly 1% complete. This will push it up to 2.3%, which will be displayed as 2%. Then as other commiters continue joining, the percentage will keep going up little by little. Lets say it got to 2.7% when you decided to leave, it would have been displayed as 3%, but when you left it would have dropped to 1.4%, which would be displayed as 1% giving the appearance of a 2% drop.

So it just looks like it went up 1% & then down 2%, when it really just went up & down 1.3%.

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also.. the conspiracy! – Jeff Atwood Jun 16 '10 at 5:20
@Jeff - This is clearly just the plausible sounding yet not quite as satisfying "swamp gas & weather balloons" cover up story, as required for any good conspiracy theory. – Alconja Jun 16 '10 at 6:14

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